2012 February



QMU presidential interviews

29th February 2012

Oliver Milne Tomorrow sees the QMU kick off campus’s voting season with the elections which will decide the majority of the positions on their Board Of Management for the next academic year. All in context of the union making heavy financial losses and struggling in a climate of stiff competition. Guardian sat down with the ...


Cage rage: Scottish Cage Fighting Championship

28th February 2012

Words: Harry Tattersall Smith Photos: Alan Morgan (dvlx) The cage fighting revolution has well and truly begun. A little helping hand from Hollywood is useful but the seeds of fascination had already been sewn long before The Warrior blasted the sport into public consciousness. No longer is it a sport resigned to the graveyard shift ...


Time for change

28th February 2012

Matt Brough (Glasgow Guardian Editor 2001-2) This article was first published in 2004 Getting involved in student politics is a lot like contracting a strain of herpes but with a greater chance of painful weeping sores. For a start, you’re usually infected through no real decision of your own and, once you are, everyone who ...


Lacrosse girls stunned by Nottingham comeback

23rd February 2012

Milly Virtue Glasgow 14-16 Nottingham Glasgow ladies lacrosse slumped to a narrow defveat against Nottingham on a glorious day up at the Garscube. The visitors had travelled north for the BUCS last 16 clash and despite a great start from the home side, they were agonisingly beaten 16-14 after the visitors staged a stunning comeback. ...


Top of the tops: Glasgow climbing talent shines through

17th February 2012

Marcus Peabody Glasgow played host to the second round of the Scottish Student Sport indoor Climbing competition on the 15th of February, with more than 100 competitors travelling in from across Scotland. First place went to Glasgow’s Alex Gorham, who climbed the hardest route after almost no time at the wall. Edinburgh University’s Natalie Berry ...


“Remember nothing is impossible”

17th February 2012

Petya Todorova Nelson Mandela once said, “Sport has the power to unite people in a way little else can. Sport can create hope where there was once despair. It breaks down barriers. It laughs in the face of discrimination. Sport speaks to people in a language that they can understand.” One man who embodies this ...


Kelvin Hell: Glasgow Uni sport in crisis

17th February 2012

Harry Tattersall Smith The closure of the Kelvin Hall International Sports Arena looks set to have a devastating knock-on effect for Glasgow University students, with the suspension of recreational sport for the session 2013-2014 and the closure of The Hive. Glasgow University have held a contract with the Kelvin Hall Sports Arena since 1988 to ...


Anti-sectarian bill stamps out nothing but free speech

17th February 2012

David James Robertson What do Braveheart, ‘God Save the Queen’, making the sign of the cross and the Palestinian flag have in common? Under a new bill passed by the Scottish government, they could all land you in prison. A direct response to the escalation of incidents in Scotland last year that included Neil Lennon ...


Glasgow public licence charges stymied for now

16th February 2012

Jean-Xavier Boucherat This week, Glasgow City Council has moved to put some distance between itself and the toxic licence legislation changes due to come into force on April 1st. Unveiled just last week, the proposed changes would effectively criminalize the city’s grassroots arts culture and D.I.Y music ethos. For those who haven’t got caught up ...


Glasgow Film Festival 2012: Short Film Festival

15th February 2012

Josh Slater-Williams The fifth incarnation of the Glasgow Short Film Festival runs between the 9th and 12th of February, with four days of competition screenings, live performances, retrospectives and parties. One highlight of the special programmes is the presentation of a selection of music videos directed by Douglas Hart, one of the founding members of ...