2010 February



Scotland’s only postgraduate club closes down

22nd February 2010

  Sarah Smith Hetherington House has closed its doors for business after the Hetherington Research Club (HRC) Committee of Management (CoM) were told that any continued trading would be illegal. After 54 years, Scotland’s only club dedicated to postgraduate, mature and international students ceased trading on February 19, after a period of operating on a ...


Glasgow student pleads guilty to child abuse

22nd February 2010

Sarah Smith A Glasgow University Student has pled guilty to 32 charges related to the sexual abuse of children . Andrew Byrne, 20, submitted his guilty pleas at the High Court in Glasgow on February 11. The court heard that Byrne used the internet to groom children aged between nine and sixteen years and manipulate ...


SRC slams honorary degree for archbishop

22nd February 2010

Nick Sikora President of the Students’ Representative Council (SRC), Laura Laws, has criticised the University’s decision to award Archbishop of Glasgow Mario Conti an honorary degree. The degree was announced by the University in recognition of Archbishop Conti’s “significant contribution to the life of the University”, as well as his work within the ecumenical movement. ...


Glasgow see Stirling pounded

22nd February 2010

Joe Mclean Glasgow 4-0 Stirling Glasgow University Women’s Football Club’s first team had to bide their time to maintain their unbeaten run this season. The game at Garscube was delayed for thirty minutes, due to the lack of a referee. When the game eventually did kick off, Glasgow flew out of the traps. With fewer ...


Buy it, wear it, bin it

22nd February 2010

So many clothes but nothing to wear? Claire Strickett looks at the paradox of fast fashion With New Year’s resolutions now for most people little more than distant memories, you’ve probably heard enough about diets to last you at least another year. Sorry, then, to draw one more to your attention. This diet, however, has ...


Easy as pie – Banana and blueberry polenta muffins

22nd February 2010

Claire Strickett Who says students have to live on pot noodles and beans on toast? Not us! Each issue our Lifestyle editor shares a recipe that will keep your finances and your body in good shape. Muffins are one of the best things you can bake in a typically ill-equipped student kitchen. Unlike many cake ...


The etiquette of equality

22nd February 2010

Stephanie Gilmartin If you can cast your caffeine-addled minds back to last year, you may recall Movember, when  the boys — sorry, men — of Glasgow were encouraged to grow a moustache during November to raise funds for the Prostate Cancer Charity and to promote awareness of the disease. Verily, our cup of testosterone runneth ...


The power of Kermode compels you

22nd February 2010

Tom Bonnick I have come to meet Mark Kermode prepared with a story of strange coincidence which I hope is enough to make him like me. Now, normally this isn’t a concern when I interview people — I have enough trouble getting my family to like me, without having to worry about complete strangers as ...


Mountains of Hope

22nd February 2010

Robin Perkins converses with the voice of Thee Silver Mt Zion, Efrim Menuck I first discovered Efrim Menuck courtesy of John Peel. At the time he was a guitarist in the Canadian collective Godspeed You! Black Emperor, a band whose legend has surpassed their reality. The eight-piece group were dubbed by the music press as ...


Jesca Hoop – Nice ‘n’ Sleazy – 13/02/2010

22nd February 2010

Oisin Kealy Support is important. Pillars, counsellors, bras — if all of these things suddenly disappeared there would be disastrous, and in some cases humourously puerile, consequences. Support bands, ideally, should warm up a crowd for the main act. A carbon copy is not what you want, but it is always good practice to attempt ...