2011 October



Ritchie: chummy with the uni, toasty with students

29th October 2011

President of the Glasgow University Students’ Representative Council, Stuart Ritchie, is again the subject of controversy surrounding his relationship with the university and his colleagues at the SRC. Emails released on 28th October by qmunicate magazine show that Ritchie argued on internal committees for a higher rate of fees for students. National Union of Students ...


Solid Goldie

27th October 2011

Oliver Milne   When you mention Annabel Goldie to people in Scotland the reaction you get its astounding in its positive message and uniformity. In many ways she is seen as the friendly, competent and trustworthy Tory in a region which can hardly be described as a bastion of Conservative values. As the ...


Contrary to statements by Court and Head of College, languages diplomas suspended.

27th October 2011

An email circulated around the School of Modern Languages and Cultures (SMLC) on behalf of John Macklin, Head of School, has revealed that the school has decided to suspend the postgraduate diplomas in Russian, Czech and Polish, despite the University Court’s statement in June that “the SMLC should maintain the teaching of the full current ...


Napier Knights put sloppy Glasgow to the sword

25th October 2011

Adam Siewart Glasgow 3 – 21 Napier Knights It was a tale of two halves for Glasgow University. After a promising first period they were lacking structure and discipline as they were out muscled by a physical Napier side in miserable rain and sludge at the Garscube. It was a real grudge match between the ...


Glasgow sentence Edinburgh to some capital punishment

25th October 2011

David James Robertson Glasgow 3-1 Edinburgh Battling against the elements and an unfortunate early error, Glasgow came from behind to record an ultimately comfortable 3-1 victory against Edinburgh 2nd in their opening game in the BUCS Scottish Conference Men’s University League. Trailing after 45 minutes and shooting into a treacherous wind in the second ...


New sports building to be split with Glasgow University Union

14th October 2011

Glasgow University’s Senior Management Group has been forced to shelve its plans to demolish the Glasgow University Union extension this January in order to expand the University’s sports facilities after facing intense pressure from the union and its supporters within the University. In a joint statement, handed to the Guardian, co-written by GUU President, Chris ...


‘We make games’

13th October 2011

Joseph Trotter Could you tell us a bit about yourself and your company? We’re the Reality Council. There’s two of us. We make games. Tell us a bit about your games? So far we’ve released a couple of web-based distractions: Obtain Hats for Glory! tinyurl.com/obtainhats and Stop! Engage Muffin Contraption! tinyurl.com/muffincontraption. Our main ...


RAGE review: outRAGEous shooter hits target

13th October 2011

Joseph Trotter It’s fair to say that RAGE has quite the pedigree to live up to. Developed by id software (Doom) and published by Bethesda (Elder Scrolls series), and featuring the début of the new ‘id Tech 5’ engine, there has been a lot of expectation placed upon the post-apocalyptic first-person shooter. Thanks ...


Fifa 12 review: it dazzles but does it delight?

13th October 2011

Joseph Trotter A new season, a new FIFA. As the follow up to what many deem to be not only the best FIFA ever but probably the best football game to date, FIFA 12 has a lot to live up to. Whilst the new incarnation has the usual spoils of a yearly update; ...


Black and Gold derby day delight

13th October 2011

Joseph Trotter Glasgow University Women’s Football Club began the new season with a hard-earned victory against local rivals Strathclyde University at the Garscube, fighting both spirited opponents and awful conditions on the way to a solid start to the campaign. Strathclyde took an early lead before Glasgow responded with a brace from Mariel Kaney, ...