2011 September



Glasgow family ask for help to find missing son

30th September 2011

Kirsteen Fraser of Glasgow Update A family has appealed for members of the public to help them find their son who went missing on the 27th September. Jordan McGinty, aged 20, was last seen at 8:30 on Tuesday morning heading to Cardonald College where he is studying to be an electrician. However, he failed to ...


Degree from Glasgow to cost students £26,000

28th September 2011

Amy Mackinnon Glasgow University today announced its fee plans for students from the Rest of the United Kingdom (RUK). Students from England, Wales and Northern Ireland will be charged £6,750 per year, with the exception of those studying medicine, dentistry and veterinary medicine who will be expected to pay £9,000 per year. The Students’ Representative ...


Have you heard the one about the Scottish team in the Champions League?

28th September 2011

Harry Tattersall Smith Scottish football is unquestionably in the doldrums; even if Celtic are granted the reprieve via the back door route into the Europa League, the miracle of Paris seems but a distant memory. Hearts failed to ignite in the battle of Britain; Rangers saw consistent indiscipline cost them whilst Celtic are currently at ...


Grumpy old man: Arthur Smith talks life, death and dueting with Bill Clinton

25th September 2011

Harry Tattersall Smith And so cometh Fresher’s week, perhaps in a bygone era it represented something slightly more wholesome but for now it largely presents the opportunity to drink ourselves into oblivion whilst simultaneously trying to etch metaphorical notches manically into our bedposts. Folk law dictates that it will be a week to be remembered ...


Palestine

23rd September 2011

Aimee Pratt The Berlin Wall fell in 1989. The sound of its crumbling cement crushing against the pavement was met with cries of joy from the crowd below. As soon as possible, people watching, climbed over the decaying bricks and greeted those on the other side with hugs and kisses. While the rest of the ...


Royal Conservatoire sets £9k fees

23rd September 2011

Oliver Milne The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, formally known as the RSAMD, has announced that it intends to charge undergraduate fees of £9000 per academic year to students from England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The changes are in line with the developing trend in Scottish higher education which has seen SNP Education Secretary, Mike Russell, ...


Stoppard presents petition to Scottish Parliament

22nd September 2011

Amy Mackinnon Their placards read ‘No Chopin Polish’ and ‘Czech your priorities’, but an altogether more serious message lay behind these comic puns. Over 50 students and staff members from the universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde travelled to the Scottish Parliament yesterday for the hearing of a petition seeking ring-fenced funding for ‘strategically important but ...


Court to reconsider closure of Slavonic Studies

20th September 2011

Glasgow University Court will be asked to review its decision to close the Slavonic Studies program, after professors from Glasgow University’s own Law School expressed the view that the move may be unlawful. Dr Aileen McHarg and Professor Tom Mullen, specialists in administrative law, wrote to the Convener of Court, the Principal and the Clerk ...


Live Free or Don’t: DIY and Glasgow

20th September 2011

There is no use in pretending that certain cities are inherently great for live music, least of all Glasgow. Yet the city’s ‘reputation’ is still paddled out in frustratingly shallow terms by any number of freshers guides printed in previous years. In the worst examples, it’s a reputation that seems to rest simply on the ...


Updated: Edinburgh University Occupation

16th September 2011

Students at Edinburgh University have entered into an occupation in response to the recent decision by the University Court to impose fees of £36,000 on Students from outside Scotland. The occupation began at 12:45 this afternoon when between 30-40 students, who came from across Scotland, entered the George Square lecture theatre. The Occupiers have released ...