2009 March



Geography scheme goes ‘Global’

3rd March 2009

Ross Mathers Students at Glasgow University, in conjunction with the Royal Scottish Geographical Society (RSGS), have launched an initiative to encourage more people to study Geography at university. The move comes as figures show the number of students being recruited to study Geography at Glasgow has been declining for the past three years. In 2006, ...


New Director of Legal Practice announced

2nd March 2009

News Staff Douglas Mill has been named as Glasgow University’s new Director of Professional Legal Practice. Mill, a Glasgow University graduate with 18 years’ worth of experience in private legal practice and 11 years as Chief Executive of the Law Society, will be working to strengthen the Department of Law’s links with the legal profession ...


14% rise in students applying to Glasgow

2nd March 2009

News Staff The University of Glasgow has seen undergraduate applications rise by 14.3 per cent this year. The rise is the biggest increase for any of the Russell Group institutions, a group of the top 20 research-intensive universities in the United Kingdom, which includes Oxford, Cambridge and the London School of Economics. Figures released by ...


Our greatest atrocity

2nd March 2009

Lewis Porteous ‘OMG da Holocauzt totally SUCKED!!! LOL letz uze it in r movie. P.S. Apple and Red Bull say that if we show their products on screen, then they’ll let us keep them for free.’ So read ace writer/director David S. Goyer’s text to his production staff on the eve of shooting his latest ...


Cancerous Capers – Part 4

2nd March 2009

Jamie Ross Upon any diagnosis of a serious health problem, you’ll be given an entire rainforest’s worth of information leaflets. I assume that the main purpose of these are to put a patient’s mind at ease in a worrying time, but in my case, this was a spectacular failure for two reasons. Firstly, being given ...


Not that you need it

2nd March 2009

Ben Freeman Walking through Frasers recently, I was stopped in my tracks by a Chanel advert, for all the wrong reasons. I was not stunned by Nicole Kidman’s glowing skin or luscious locks; I was shocked by how unnatural she looked. There’s no way on God’s green earth that she looks that young and fresh. ...


Out with the touts

2nd March 2009

Oisín Kealy The Concert Promoters Association have recently unveiled a new anti-ticket tout website in an effort to protect concert goers from the dangers of the trade. Using a strict system of registered ticket numbers and addresses, officialboxoffice.com is setting itself up to attract touts away from sites like Seatwave or eBay where fans can ...


Lily Allen – It’s Not Me, It’s You – Regal Recordings

2nd March 2009

Tom Bonnick Whatever one’s feelings are vis a vis Lily Allen, it seems unreasonable that in order to be considered a success — and thereby acquitting its progeny of several years worth of drunken misdeeds — any new release must not merely be considered musically proficient, or heaven forbid, ‘kind of fun to listen to’, ...


M. Ward – Hold Time – 4AD

2nd March 2009

Oisín Kealy Matt Ward has been quietly earning almost universal respect in indie circles over the last ten years, and returns with a record marking a progression in his sound. He now marries his rootsy blues to the pop sensibilities of the sixties that had been explored with Zooey Deschanel in last years impressive She ...


Marley & Me (Dir: David Frankel)

2nd March 2009

Laura Doherty One of my very first cinema-going memories is from the time I saw Beethoven in the Clydebank UCI; a screening which had a fifteen minute interval in the middle where the audience could meet and greet two large St Bernards at the front of the theatre. It was possibly one of the most ...