2012 June



It’s time to give classical music a try

11th June 2012

Calum Morrell One of the most common things I hear from people when talking about music is “I don’t like classical”, often followed up by the admission that they have never actually spent the time listening to a range of classical music in order to find out whether they like it or not. After all, ...


Check out the Glasgow School of Art degree show

10th June 2012

Marcus Peabody The Glasgow School of Art degree show is considered one of the best in the country, and its right on your doorstep, so if you’ve got an afternoon to spare (or if you’re feeling a bit culturally destitute at the moment) make an afternoon trip to Garnethill and spend a few hours soaking ...


Read up on the recession – and how to end it

9th June 2012

Euan McTear If you’re heading out to stock up on books for your beach holiday, or if you’re even just loading up your kindle for a day out at the park, why not try to learn up on the small matter of the most severe recession since the Great Depression. Here is our pick of ...


Spend your summer hunting for jobs: yey!

8th June 2012

Jessie Lawson In my mind, summer is the best time of year. It’s the time of freedom and prospects. Revision and a fixed schedule is replaced by constantly seeing friends, planning for festivals and travelling, all with the beautiful backdrop of long days and hot sun. Summer is rife with opportunity. This summer, however, all ...


Do a short summer course and learn something new

7th June 2012

Shona McCombes So, you’ve finished exams; you’re enjoying the novelty of dedicating your full brain capacity to the task of deciding where to go on holiday, what you should have for dinner, or trying to remember the names of all the characters in Game of Thrones. More studying might not seem like the most enticing ...


Go hillwalking near Glasgow

6th June 2012

Ben Colburn Glasgow is a fantastic city to live in. I’ve been here two years now, and I still can’t quite believe my good fortune in ending up somewhere so brilliant. The most brilliant thing of all, though, isn’t even in the city; it’s the fact that we’re so close to some of the finest ...


Try some cheap, amazing indie games

5th June 2012

Harley Grant When it comes to gaming, I am the biggest cheapskate. I buy almost all of my games pre-owned from Gamestation or eBay, because I can seldom justify the new release price. So, when asked to write about my favourite games, I was more than happy to share my bargainous finds – but I ...


Travel around Europe on the cheap

4th June 2012

Olivia Vitazkova If you’re still not sure about what to do this summer, gasping for a holiday or just want to get away from wall to wall Queen-o-lympics there’s no better way to do it than by stepping across the border and exploring foreign lands. Here’s a little secret for you – you don’t need ...


Go to the Edinburgh Film Festival (20th June – 1st July)

3rd June 2012

Sean Greenhorn The 66th Edinburgh International Film Festival kicks off on the 20th June 2012 and runs until the 1st July, bringing cinema from all over the world to the capital. New artistic director Chris Fujiwara has constructed a programme of 121 new feature films from 52 countries, with 19 world premieres and 76 UK ...


TV that’s almost as good as the Wire

2nd June 2012

Sean Anderson Oliver Milne Yesterday, Dasha suggested cycling day trips. That’s just a little bit on the active side for Oliver and Sean, who would prefer to shut the curtains and stare at a small window of artificial light all day. You’ve probably had the Wire recommended to you by umpteen friends. If you ...