2011 March



Student activists clash with GUU

30th March 2011

Tensions between left wing activist groups and members of the Glasgow University Union (GUU) have risen following a number of high-profile clashes on campus....


Turnout booms at SRC elections

30th March 2011

The spring elections for the Students’ Representative Council (SRC) have seen a record number of students turn out to vote....


Leaked: Scottish Unis call for graduate contribution

30th March 2011

A leaked memo circulated by Universities Scotland, of which the University of Glasgow is a member, advises the introduction of tuition fees for Scottish students of around £12,000 for four years of study....


Alternative ways to vote

30th March 2011

As part of the coalition agreement that allowed the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats to form a majority parliament last year, the government is committed to holding a public referendum on electoral reform toward a system with greater proportional representation....


Marilyn

20th March 2011

Majia Kappler The first word spoken in Marilyn, a new play about the endlessly iconic Marilyn Monroe, is an exclamation: “Peroxide!” Spoken by Monroe’s fictional hairdresser Patti (played to perfection by Pauline Knowles), the word is an early expression of the themes that drive the play; of affectation and self-fabrication, not to mention female suffering. ...


A Night to Remember

20th March 2011

Laura Stockwell Thursday 3rd March brought to 2011 the annual celebration of World Book Day, and I was eagerly awaiting its arrival. However, for me, this years event was overshadowed by my excitement for a brand new event to be held on Saturday 5th March – World Book Night. World Book Night was the first ...


Humans and Animals

20th March 2011

Jeni Allison Janis Claxton Dance Company famously performed Enclosure 44 – Humans as part of the 2008 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Enclosure 44 – Humans was a dance piece exploring the relationship between movement of animals and movement of humans. This type of exploration harks back to Simone Forti’s experiments in animal behaviour from the Judson ...


Time for a Relaunch

20th March 2011

Jonathan Middleton With the advent of mechanised transport and the reality of increased mobility borne out of this industrialisation, the Italian Futurists were obsessed with the idea of speed: ‘We say that the world’s magnificence has been enriched by a new beauty; the beauty of speed,’ Marinetti would declare in their inaugural 1909 manifesto. Indeed ...


GUSA Awards 2011

17th March 2011

William Ross Cunningham trophy for ‘club of the year’ Men’s Basketball Millenium trophy for ‘team of the year’ Ladies Sabre Justin Langham trophy for ‘outstanding first year undergraduate’ Louise Creechan Rebecca Cooke trophy for ‘outstanding sportswoman’ Stephanie McDowall Bob Wilson trophy for ‘outstanding sportsman’ Chris Logan Development of Sport award James Hayhurst GUS...


GU Kendo Club takes gold in UK championships

17th March 2011

IT’S ALWAYS A VERY SPECIAL feeling packing your armour and strapping a sword-sack around your shoulder on the eve of travelling hundreds of miles for a Kendo tournament. Nothing quite matches the prospect of gauging your skills against other Kendoka from all around the country in the UK University Championships. It’s a bizarre mixture of ...