2012 December



A Newspaper or Prawn’s Pee

21st December 2012

Dasha Miller The Prawn’s Pee project plays with the time old format of a newspaper but not as we know it. Utilizing an old printing press and using screen printing to come out with around 200 issues a day throughout the duration of the GI festival. Its printed format and content collaborated with other artists ...


Olympic Alumnus honoured by University

17th December 2012

Claire Diamond Olympic Gold Medalist and Glasgow University Alumnus Katherine Grainger has been awarded the GU Young Alumnus of the Year Award. Katherine Grainger MBE, Britain’s most successful female rower, won a Gold medal for Team GB at London 2012 with rowing partner Anna Watkins. In August, she won the women’s Olympic double sculls and ...


SMG to get 3.6% pay rise

14th December 2012

Louise Wilson The Senior Management Group (SMG) will receive an increased pay rise of 3.6%, the University has confirmed. The increase in salaries from members of the SMG was negotiated during the Court meeting which took place on December 12th. Individual pay rises will range between 0-3%, depending upon the performance of each senior member ...


The X Factor: Where Does It Go From Here?

12th December 2012

Connor Macgregor So, as 2012 begins to wrap up its concluding weeks, another series of The X Factor has ceased airing. But in case you don’t own a computer or aren’t in touch with the television world as much as I am, it wouldn’t be surprising to note that The X Factor this year is ...


A Kook’s guide to surfing in Scotland

12th December 2012

Beatrice Cook Scotland is not the first place many people think of when it comes to surfing; the tropical climes of Bali, the barrels of Hawaii and the surfer lifestyle of Australia are the images that immediately spring to mind when this sport is mentioned. And yes, whilst it would be super rad to hang-ten ...


Review: A Young Doctor’s Notebook

10th December 2012

Connor Macgregor Judging by the press and promotion over the last few weeks, it seems I wasn’t the only person surprised to hear the announcement of this small mini-series. When you have two of the biggest stars of Film & Television of the last decade, starring in an adaptation of a well beloved Russian writer, ...


For the students, by the students?

10th December 2012

Chris Sibbald Two announcements of note caught my attention this month. Firstly, the news that Glasgow University Union (GUU) is receiving £7m for a new extension development. Secondly, this newspaper’s revelation that the Queen Margaret Union (QMU) has been, and continues to be, experiencing poor financial results. The differing trajectories of the two student unions ...


Russell Group Universities propose an increase to their government funding

10th December 2012

Jeanine Raw The ‘Jewels in the Crown’ report, led by the Russell Group, suggests that its universities need concentrated funding if they will be able to continue to stand out as contributors to the global education market. The report by the country’s leading universities suggests that competitors to the UK’s higher education are increasing the ...


In defence of austerity

9th December 2012

Ruaridh Frize Since the start of the coalition, the very idea of deep spending cuts and austerity has become gradually more popular to demonize and protest against. All students at this university have, at some point, been exposed to the anti-austerity rhetoric that is employed by the overwhelming majority of student activists. In fact, in ...


UWS hit harder by SAAS incompetency

9th December 2012

Hannah McNeill Even as most students from the Glasgow University are having their applications processed and beginning to receive funding from SAAS, the same cannot be said for all students. Up to 700 students at the University of the West of Scotland may have been affected by SAAS technical issues. President of the Students’ Association ...