2012 October



Glasgow School of Art discredited by US Government

24th October 2012

Claire Diamond The Glasgow School of Art has been discredited by the US Government as a higher education institute, meaning American students can no longer get student loans from the federal government. The GSA has been advised by the US Department of Education that it is no longer eligible to participate in the Federal Student ...


Fee loophole closed for Northern Irish students

24th October 2012

Philip Simpson The Scottish government have acted to close the loophole open for Northern Irish students who had the potential to qualify as a non-UK EU nationals, thus having tuition fees paid for. Under European law, all non-UK EU students are entitled to the same funding as Scottish students. Starting from September 2013/14, EU students ...


UKBA visa regulations cause chaos in Scotland’s universities

24th October 2012

Hannah McNeill Changes to student visa restrictions for the UK has caused uproar throughout the education sector, particularly in Scotland, as they will significantly reduce the number of international students universities are allowed to recruit. The drop in international students is considered to be “the biggest cause of concern” by the Scottish Council for Development ...


Glasgow researchers find Scots are getting fatter and weaker

24th October 2012

Claire Diamond Glasgow University researchers have found that Scots are the fattest and weakest they have been for a decade. A study by Human Nutrition researchers at the University has revealed that Scots’ waistlines have increased in the last 10 years. Research by the School of Medicine also suggests that muscle mass is falling. There ...


Second term for Muscatelli

24th October 2012

Claire Diamond Professor Anton Muscatelli’s role as Principal of the University is to be extended for a further four years. His term will now expire in September 2019 after the decision was taken by the University Court to re-elect him. The panel, which was made up by representatives of Court including staff and students from ...


Glasgow Uni falls in worldwide uni rankings

24th October 2012

News Team The University has slipped thirty-seven places to 139th in the world in the annual rankings of universities as the UK struggles to compete internationally in levels of public investment in its higher educational institutions. The news will come as a major disappointment for the institution that had been hoping to break into the ...


PGDE students denied placements

24th October 2012

Luke Newberry Students taking the University’s Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) have missed two weeks of observation placements in Glasgow schools after an IT error by the School of Education. Placements are intended as an introductory experience in which students gain first-hand knowledge of the internal functioning of schools and interact with staff and pupils. ...


Spoilsports

24th October 2012

Holly Maxwell-Stevenson Some fans, they just want to watch the other team burn. On observing some of the recent major sporting competitions, I was struck by the concept of sportsmanship or rather spoilsportsmanship’ so disconcertingly apparent.Don’t get me wrong, I know that sporting events are not all rainbows and butterflies. The point of a competition ...


Addressing America

19th October 2012

Dan Gocke This year sees not only the political fun-fest that is the US Presidential election, but also the 60th anniversary of the dependably entertaining political campaign ad. Over the years, this underappreciated art form has flourished, and it is about time that the extraordinary minds behind these masterpieces got some of the recognition that ...


Anger at SRC Positivity Week leads to name change

3rd October 2012

The SRC has decided to change the controversial name of its upcoming ‘Positivity Week’. The week will now be known as ‘Welfare Week’ after students voiced serious concerns. The critics argued that the name ‘Positivity Week’ was dismissive and condescending to those dealing with mental health issues. SRC Vice President Student Support, Jess Mc Grellis, ...