Animal experimentation doubles in 6 years

Glasgow Guardian has discovered that the use of animals in scientific testing at Glasgow University has more than doubled in 6 years. In 2007 there were 22,200 animals used in experiments at Glasgow University, by 2013, this had increased to 44,579. These figures peaked in 2012,…

Album review: Elbow

The English alternative band Elbow’s latest record “The Take Off and Landing of Everything” is a slow, melodic odyssey, yet it is an album that seems to lack real impetus – an album you are eagerly…

10 minutes with Tom Gebbie, GUSA President Elect

It has been yet another (black and) golden year for the GUSA; the University’s recent win at the Glasgow Taxis Cup, as well as a clear increase in sports membership alongside continued success in the BUCS…

Britain First and the return of the right

When Tommy Robinson stood down as head of the English Defence League in October 2013 and moved to the ‘counter-extremism’ think-tank Quilliam, the actions of far-right activists seemed to melt away from our newspapers and television…

Formula for film success

It’s often touted that when a director is handed a gargantuan budget to play with, there is a certain set of guidelines they should adhere to in order to ensure the film’s financial success. The most…

1 in 5 students witness sexism in lectures

A survey by the Isabella Elder Feminist Society has revealed that one fifth of students have seen incidents of sexism in Glasgow University lecture halls, while incidents of sexism in tutorials has also been reported. The…

School of soft knocks

I reckon University life could do with a bit of a mean streak. It’s great that most students come to Glasgow University and others across the country and leave with a degree, a pile of debt…

The beast with two backs: sex shop interview

It can be difficult to talk about sex with a straight face and a sober mind. The people of today are by no means a prudish bunch, but despite the candour granted to sex, the matters…

Toss the tickets to Tenerife

The other day, following my regular procrastination routine, I clicked on a BBC link that led me to the ten most beautiful islands in Europe. As I started scrolling down the list, I expected to see…