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It’s fine… I’m on the pill

So you’ve pulled the girl you’ve been after for ages, or maybe just some randomer in a club. You’ve stumbled out of the taxi and got her upstairs. One problem… you’ve not got a condom.…

Dentistry School volunteers list needs filling

At a time when Glasgow dental health records are at an all time low, there is growing concern in the community of dental students about the lack of volunteers at Glasgow Dentistry School. The Dentistry School and…

Interview with Kelvin Holdsworth

Guardian: What attracted you to the role of rector? Holdsworth: I’ve worked in universities before and I have a passion for students, and I care both about higher education and the student experience. I stood because…

Interview with Alan Bissett

Guardian: What attracted you to the role as rector? Bissett: I taught at Glasgow Uni in the English department for four years, which I very much enjoyed. I do miss the buzz of the campus. It’s…

Interview with Graeme Obree

Guardian: What attracted you to the role as rector of the University of Glasgow? Obree: I was approached through Charlie (Milarvie, Obree’s PR associate), and I thought that it was interesting. It took me back 25…

The most Wongaful time of the year

December. A time of fairy lights, shopping, cards, pretty trees in the living room, those fancy Starbucks coffees, red, green, gold, a jolly fat man and … payday lenders? With the Money Advice Service estimating…

Scam company raises campus security fears

The Students Representative Council (SRC) has advised students to be extra careful when revealing their personal details after letters from debt agencies have been sent to several Glasgow University students demanding payment for careers guidance…

The Rector we need

As happens every three years, the students of the University of Glasgow will have the opportunity to elect their new rector in 2014. In this time of uncertainty, both in the economy and in education,…

Copying is so cliché

There’s a searing topic of debate among filmmakers and critics these days, and it’s one that needs resolving: has the line between cinematic homage and blatant theft become too blurred? Of the hundred highest grossing…

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…