The Secret Life of Bees (Dir: Gina Prince-Blythewood)

Victoria Gemmill The marketing campaign behind The Secret Life of Bees gave me the impression that the film would be two hours of overemphasised metaphor and sentimental mush. In reality, this can be considered a fairly accurate assessment, but…

94% rise in grants for EU students

Craig MacLellan The number of students coming to study at Scottish higher education institutions from other European Union Member States has risen dramatically over the last five years. The number of EU students receiving fee support from the Student…

Narrow Labour win at GUU

George Binning “This hours would re-elect a Labour Government” was the title of the bi-annual John Smith Memorial Debate, held in the historic Debates Chamber of the Glasgow University Union on November 30. Hazel Blears MP, the Secretary of…

Fire rages in West End

Numbers one to three of Lilybank Terrace were gutted by fire on Wednesday, November 12, just a few doors away from both academic departments and student flats. Eight fire engines and roughly fifty firemen were deployed…

Escort agency advertises on campus

An escort agency has attempted to recruit University students with targeted advertising distributed across campus. The adverts called for “discreet and open minded” girls over 18 years old and stressed: “all nationalities welcome”.…

Report reviews Holyrood tax powers

Ishbel Begg A recently published report from an expert economic panel established by the Calman Commission has been met with mixed reactions in Scotland. The interim report, which was to examine alternatives for allocating funds to Scotland, comes in…

Guardian Q&A with Hazel Blears

Prior to the John Smith Memorial Debate, Hazel Blears enjoyed a drink with the Glasgow University Labour Club and took time to speak with Guardian. Have you always been politically active? Yes, I first got involved…

Nancy That!

George Binning Who would have guessed that the John Smith Memorial Debate would be the scene of such bawdy rollicking and tabloid-worthy shenanigans? Admittedly one of the most prestigious debating events in the country, promising such a star-studded line…

Voices unite in plea for peace

A member of an opposing movement interrupted a recent rally held by the Glasgow chapter of OneVoice. The meeting, which called for an end to violence in the Middle East, took place in Glasgow University’s Chapel…

I.T. Services improve computer reliability

Glasgow University’s IT Services are hopeful that they have eliminated a computing error that caused a huge number of the University’s computers to malfunction. A Guardian survey in early November found that 25% of the Reading…