Semester One Preview

The Autumn semester at the University of Glasgow is shaping up to be a great one, there are a plethora of events both on and off campus. From events at QMU, societies, club nights and gigs, there’s something for everyone.

On Campus, both QMU and GUU are offering a range of events from club nights to poster sales. Throughout the rest of the city there are loads of great acts playing at the O2 Academy, The Barrowlands and more. With Glasgow’s clubs offering up a whole range of great themed nights also, your night life is sorted.

On Campus – At the Unions

QMU is making good use of it’s music venue this semester with 14 gigs between now and December. Among the big names are The Amity Affliction (October 5th), Tom Walker (October 10th) and Ladytron (November 2nd). Later on in the semester you can buy tickets for the likes of The Dykeenies (December 7th) and The Silencers (December 22nd). Some other events on at QMU are Vintage Clothes sales and an Art and Poster sale on from the 17th-19th September.

Glasgow University Union will as usual be hosting club nights on Thursdays and Saturdays. If you wanted to get involved in the world famous Debating Society there will be weekly speaker training on Tuesdays at 6pm.    


Glasgow’s music scene is one of a kind and there’s some great bands coming to the city in the coming months. The O2 Academy is hosting Sigrid (7th November) and Jorja Smith (8th October). Glasgow’s Barrowlands are also welcoming some big names such as First Aid Kit (October 28th) and Teenage Fanclub (October 29th-31st).  

Club Nights

If a night of dancing is your thing then Glasgow has you covered. SWG3 will be hosting Soul Jam on September 25th, with music with R&B and soul influences it promises to be a great night. The Garage is holding an Emo vs Hip-Hop night on November 16th. On the 16th October there will be a night at Stereo and all proceeds will go to the charity Choose Life.   


Student Theatre at Glasgow (STAG) holds New Talent Nights in the Autumn semester; this year they are putting on a production of The Wizard of Oz. This is a chance for freshers to perform in a STAG show and auditions will be on Sunday 16th.

The Glasgow Film Theatre have a range of great events on in the upcoming months including a screening of Call Me By Your Name for International Bi Visibility Day (September 23rd). They are also hosting a ‘How to make your first film’ workshop this Sunday, spaces are free but you have to book.


Halloween is just around the corner and there’s loads of great events on around Glasgow. On the 26th of October there is an event on at Kelburn Estate called ‘Kelburn Haunted Forest – Carnival of Horrors’, the event promises to be a ‘night to remember’. The Argyle Street Arches are hosting a Massaoke Halloween Special on the 26th October and it promises to be a night filled with your favourite horror hits. Finally on the 20th of October at the Britannia Panopticon Music Hall there will be ‘Ghost Stories from Around the World’.

The Rest

The Glasgow Botanic Gardens will be hosting GlasGLOW from October 27th – 11th November, there will be light shows, food and drink stalls and firepits to toast marshmallows. November 5th there will of course will Guy Fawkes night events with the usual fireworks in Glasgow Green. Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival 2018 is on until Sunday 16th, the festival celebrates Glasgow’s heritage and architecture in the city and there is free entry to lots of different events.

[Hannah Davenport]

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