2008 September



Glasgow Uni students join war protest in Manchester

29th September 2008

Ross Mathers Members and supporters of the Glasgow University Stop The War Coalition united recently with five thousand other protestors from across Britain to demonstrate outside Labour Party’s annual Conference in Manchester. The demonstration took place on the opening day of the Conference at Manchester’s Central Conference Centre, Saturday 20th September; a week after the ...


Cycling Fixation

29th September 2008

Gerry McKeever takes a look at fixed-gear biking – the newest sporting sensation to hit the streets I have a special relationship with bikes. The house I was born and raised in was home to a  blacksmith called Kirkpatrick Macmillan, famous for (arguably) inventing the first pedal bicycle in the 19th Century. The achievement of ...


Ye good olde days

29th September 2008

Hannah Currie delves into the archives to reveal Glasgow University’s colourful history These young folk have it easy Exams in the olden days were as much of a drag as they are now, though conducted quite differently. Paper was not readily available, so examination consisted of oral questioning and active debate, lasting for as long ...


It’s crunch time

29th September 2008

As the global economy goes into downturn, James Maxwell and Callum McCormick investigate the credit crunch and what it means for students Over recent months, ‘the Credit Crunch’ has become a near-ubiquitous phrase, used in reference to the continuing contraction of the global credit markets. However, it fails to convey the depth and scale of ...


21st Century Feminism: Girls Allowed

29th September 2008

After the recent publication of the Sex and Power report from the Human Rights commission, Kirstien Hodgson asks if feminism is as relevant today as it once was I have of late realised that I am increasingly becoming numb to the predictable responses I usually receive when I dare to utter the word ‘feminism’. Have ...


GUBC bask in European glory

29th September 2008

Suzi Higton GUBC continued to build on their recent successes at domestic and international level after being invited to represent Britain at the 4th European Universities Rowing Regatta in Zagreb, Croatia. in the closing weeks of the summer break. Following the example of Team GB’s rowing crews’ successes at the Beijing Olympics, the men’s eight ...


Land of Hope and Glory?

29th September 2008

The SNP’s plans for a Scottish Olympic team have come under fire, Suzi Higton reports Inspired by a summer which showcased the very best of Scottish talent on the International stage of the Olympics, the Scottish Government have voiced calls for a Scottish Olympics and Paralympics team in time for London 2012. These proposals however ...


Intercity bike ride pedals in the name of charity

29th September 2008

Benzo Harris Pedal for Scotland, Scotland’s largest annual charity bike ride  saw over 5000 participants take up the challenge to cycle from Glasgow to Edinburgh. Starting off from Glasgow Green and finishing in the capital’s Victoria Park, the annual event has raised over £800,000 since it was launched in 1999 by Cycling Scotland as part ...


Promising start for GUSA

29th September 2008

High hopes for sport as GUSA Fair attracts over 3000 students, reports Nicole Wilson Following in the footsteps of previous years, the GUSA Freshers’ Fair illustrated both the wide ranging and diverse selection of club and recreational sports on offer to freshers as well as existing students. Staged at the Stevenson Building, the event which ...


To creep on tip-toes

29th September 2008

Zoe Grams hunts bears and ballet dancers at Scottish Ballet’s Ride the Beast You’d be forgiven for thinking a ballet set to five classic Radiohead songs is a marketing strategy to appeal to the yoofs; something that sits as uncomfortably as Esther Ransen speaking to inner city kids about Drum’n’Bass. However, director Stephen Petronio’s latest ...