2012 September



Glasgow crash out of Scottish cup first round

4th September 2012

David Robertson In front of the television cameras and the world’s oldest football trophy, Glasgow University were unceremoniously knocked out of the first round of the Scottish Cup against Borders side Selkirk.  Two goals either side of the half and a sending off condemned the team to an early exit and denied them the possibility ...


Uni to launch student safety initiative

4th September 2012

Claire Diamond A new student safety initiative will be launched on campus in the first semester in an attempt to lower crime rates in and around the university. The group will be fronted by the Students’ Representative Council and University security staff and will target safety and crime at every level, from frequent crimes such ...


Student anger at Merchant Lettings practices

4th September 2012

Oliver Milne Students have expressed anger at the practices of Glasgow-based letting agents Merchant Lettings reporting that the agency is failing to make repairs and attempting to keep deposits in a way which tenants believe to be unjustified. The complaints, made to the Glasgow Guardian as part of an ongoing investigation into Landlord practises, reveal ...


One step closer to equality

4th September 2012

Louise Wilson July 25th saw a huge leap forward for equal rights when it was revealed the Scottish government will be the first in the UK to legalise same-sex marriage. Currently, same-sex couples have the option to enter into civil partnerships, but the legislation for marriage will create equal rights for all couples. However, in light of the ...


Paralympic triumph?

4th September 2012

Jessica Secmezsoy-Urquhart Unlike the Olympics most of the population are oblivious to the origins of the Paralympics. The games started in Britain at our last games in 1948. It was created by Ludwig Guttmann after he saw the benefits of exercise for disabled veterans in the army hospital he worked in. There are different categories reflecting ...


£15k Spent on Youtube Video

4th September 2012

Louise Wilson The University has spent £15 505 on the production of a short video clip released on the University’s youtube channel over the summer. The video, titled ‘Say Hello’, was released on 20th July 2012 as part of a recruitment scheme aimed at both prospective students and those already holding an offer to study at the University ...


Glasgow Sport

4th September 2012

David Robertson So, welcome to Glasgow. You’ve decided to study at a renowned university in a city that’s home to Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s celebrated architecture, more public parks than any other city in Europe, three of Turner Prize winners since 2005 and the world-famous Old Firm derby between Rangers and Celtic Only, you’ll probably have ...


The wee Green man of Scottish politics

4th September 2012

Oliver Milne & Sean Anderson Patrick Harvie is a little bit different. That’s immediately obvious when you step into his office. The white walls, filing cabinets and whiteboard are all standard issue and found in every political office from Orkney to Essex, but the piggy bank inscribed “saving up for weed” denotes a figure that ...


The fall of Third Lanark

4th September 2012

David Robertson Through boardroom corruption, financial mismanagement and the non-payment of debts, a successful Glasgow football club is forced to close its gates for the last time. Top players have long been sold, with the blame directed at a pantomime villain director more interested in personal profit than the collective gain of the club. With ...


Otago Lane development approved

4th September 2012

Oliver Milne A controversial property development adjacent to Otago Lane is to go ahead despite a long fought campaign by local residents and businesses. The ‘Save Our Lane’ campaign – which  had fought the proposals by property developer Otago Street Developments to build a series of luxury apartments on the banks of the Kelvin behind ...