2013 January



Club profile: mountaineering club

16th January 2013

Emily Edwards The Glasgow University Mountaineering Club (GUM Club), which has just celebrated its 70th birthday, is made up of an eclectic mix of people, all with a shared passion for things mountainous, tea, cake and road trips to the far corners of Scotland. We meet every Tuesday, usually in the wrong attire, to share ...


To sing or not to sing?

16th January 2013

Sara Hedvicakova I guess to some extent we are all a little bit starstruck.  Every time we see a really great performance, we wonder how it feels – singing in front of a crowded room exposed to everybody’s judgement. What we cannot imagine is the bittersweet feeling after leaving the stage. Surely a part of ...


Colin O’Hara on DIY music

16th January 2013

Rory Ogden Living in Glasgow, we hear a lot about the unimpeachable musical legacy of the city. From the erratic, post-punk of Orange Juice and Josef K, to the fragile indie-pop of Belle and Sebastian, to the latter alt-rock of Mogwai and Biffy Clyro; Glasgow can count among its alumni some of the most varied, ...


How to get published as an undergraduate

16th January 2013

Mark McCahill Ian McIver You will all be familiar with academic journals, but have you ever thought of being published in one? If you are an undergraduate student, studying a subject within the arts, humanities, and social sciences, Groundings is for you. Groundings is an undergraduate peer-reviewed journal, published annually on a cross-disciplinary theme. The journal, founded ...


LGBT sports involvement

16th January 2013

Samantha Wigglesworth A recent investigation into the participation of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual (LGBT) students in sport at university was conducted by the National Union of Students (NUS). It found that only one third of LGBT students were prepared to take part in team sports, as a result of a variety of cultural and ...