2011 December



Vets mauled by resurgent GURFC

11th December 2011

Harry Tattersall Smith Glasgow 46 – 15 Vets In recent years the Glasgow Vetenarians have come to see this fixture as something of an annual neutering of their notoriously noisy neighbours who brandish a bark far bigger than their bite. And yes, The GURFC has unquestionably been in disarray in recent years after the clubs ...


Stuart Ritchie & the University of Glasgow: rotten all the way down

10th December 2011

Tom Coles PhD student Mr Ritchie’s main problem has not been his sub-Machiavellian backdoor dealings, but his incompetence. While we have come to expect SRC presidents to be either inconsequential or complicit, we hope that, at the very least, they can be subtle about furthering their own interests. As GUU president Chris Sibbald noted recently, ...


A defence of the SRC’s role on campus

10th December 2011

Amy Johnson Glasgow University SRC – Vice President Student Support The last issue of Glasgow Guardian contained an article by Tom Coles in which he articulated some fairly damning opinions of the Glasgow University Students’ Representative Council. While it is no secret that the organisation has experienced some considerable difficulties in recent months I feel ...


Ritchie given £3.8k golden parachute before resignation

10th December 2011

In a move to “protect the organisation”, former Glasgow University SRC president Stuart Ritchie is set to receive a resignation pay-off of nearly four thousand pounds. This payment was agreed upon before he tendered his resignation. The payment comes despite a resignation that concluded a divisive term of office ...


I’m never happy when it rains

9th December 2011

Harry Tattersall Smith If you wake up this morning, step out into the rain and think, “well yes I know I’m getting wet but think about that poor Glasgow University Guardian sports writer. Whilst I understand that my momentary discomfort is, well, discomforting, I’m sure that this rain is playing havoc with their scheduling programme. ...


Glasgow flounder in face of Stirling

7th December 2011

David Childs Stirling 16-3 Glasgow On a night when it was quite feasibly drier at the swimming pool at the Stevenson Building than the horrific wind and rain occurring outside, Glasgow’s Women Waterpolo team suffered their first defeat of the season to a clinical and robust Stirling University team. Stirling showed their intent early on, ...


Review: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

6th December 2011

Joseph Trotter Platform: Xbox 360, PS3, PC | PEGI: 15+ | Release: Now | Developer: Bethesda | Publisher: Bethesda The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Bethesda’s follow-up to the 2006 game of the year Oblivion, is a remarkable, enormous, transcendent video-game experience; most of all, it is incredibly difficult to review. There is so ...