Christmas on my own terms

I can picture the scene clearly in my mind’s eye: me, stuffed to bursting point with food that I’ve eaten merely because it was placed in front of me. (And because there was nothing to…

Kelvin Hall lands the jackpot

The Kelvin Hall has been awarded a £4.57 million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to refurbish the space into a museum and sports centre for the community. This grant will provide around 8% of…

Thailand on the cheap

“Travel while you’re still young,” they say. “Before you’re tied to a house, drowning in mortgage payments and formula milk.” If only it were that simple. Yet when summer hits, most students find their bank balance…

Increase in students seeking counselling

The number of students seeking counselling support at Glasgow University has more than doubled in the last four years, the largest increase seen within the UK. There was an average increase of a…

Interview with Theo Hessing

Ready for a change from his work in on an international development project, Theo Hessing turned his hand to creating his documentary. Straight out of film school, he found himself on a plane to India in…

The world is your oyster

I don’t share many of my fellow English Literature students’ indisputable enthusiasm for the great Bard. Nevertheless, respect must be given where it is due, and Shakespeare did make a valid point in The Merry Wives…

Club Profile: Ski and Snowboarding

The Glasgow University Ski and Snowboard Club is one of the biggest sports clubs on campus, and we pride ourselves on being an extremely social and welcoming club. GUSSC offers everything from weekly ski and snowboard…

Club staff believed to have fixed competition

Staff at a Glasgow nightclub are believed to have attempted rigging a Freshers’ Week facebook competition in order to win a trip to Ibiza, a MacBook Pro and a set of Sennheiser headphones. Club ShangriLa, of…

£2000 letting agency scam

The SRC recently warned students about using the letting agency Royal Letting Services. This was after several students had difficulty reclaiming money paid to the company despite not having rented a property or signed a lease,…

Mum is here, hide the cheesy pasta

When faced with the painstaking responsibility of entertaining friends and family who have come to visit, choosing the right place to go for lunch can be an ordeal. Naturally, you want to show them the best…

One bike stolen per day

349 bikes have been stolen in Glasgow’s West End in the last year, amounting to as much as £250,000 of stolen property, causing a real problem for Glasgow University students who use bikes as their means…