2013 February



SRC President position uncontested in March elections

22nd February 2013

Claire Diamond Louise Wilson GUSRC have announced the candidates for March’s council election of both sabbatical and non-sabbatical positions. Two of the four sabbatical positions will be uncontested. President and VP Student Support both have only one student nominated for the positions, a change from recent years where positions have been highly contested. Some students ...


Overwhelming ‘No’ vote in mock referendum

21st February 2013

Louise Wilson Claire Diamond The ‘No’ campaign today won the GU Independence Referendum with an overwhelming majority of votes, claiming victory with 1614 votes to 967. The mock referendum received 2589 votes, about a 11% turnout, the highest of any University vote since 2006. Just 8 votes were spoilt. This relatively high turnout was reached ...


Q&A with Blair Jenkins

20th February 2013

Louise Wilson With the Glasgow University Independence Referendum due to take place tomorrow, the Guardian got the chance to ask Blair Jenkins, Chief Executive of Yes Scotland, a few questions. Guardian: What can we expect to see from the Yes Scotland campaign in the coming months? How are you planning to go ahead with persuading ...


Q&A with Alistair Darling

20th February 2013

Claire Diamond With the Glasgow University Independence Referendum due to take place tomorrow, the Guardian got the chance to ask Alistair Darling, Leader of Better Together, a few questions. Guardian: What can we expect to see from the Better Together campaign in the coming months? How are you planning to go ahead with persuading people ...


The intricate world of Cordwainer Smith

19th February 2013

In this second of some personal pieces presenting, for a general audience, science fiction literature, Ross Hetherington sails through the unique future history of Cordwainer Smith. Ross Hetherington What does the future hold for human beings? No one could know, of course. But those who watch carefully, despite all their fears and hopes; they might ...


Those crazy Finns and their crazy sports

19th February 2013

Sophia Andersson Occasional Mobile Phone Thrower The perks of exercise are well-known and the variety of sports to try in Glasgow is large, and still you haven’t found the one, the sport for you. Maybe the gym machines scare you as much as the people on the football teams, or maybe you think the rules ...


Views on #GUIndyRef: Carys Hughes – Glasgow University Conservative Association

19th February 2013

Carys Hughes Too often in the debate surrounding independence is the term nationalism used, and no-one seems particularly sure in what context they wish to use it. Many pro-Union supporters pigeonhole Scottish self-determinism as a concept used primarily to stir up emotions of patriotism to encourage a ‘Yes’ vote in 2014. Yet, some pro-Independence supporters ...


Glasgow University to redevelop Western Infirmary site

19th February 2013

Claire Diamond The University have announced plans to extend the Gilmorehill campus and redevelop the site which currently houses the Western Infirmary. The University has already secured most of the site currently occupied by the Western Infirmary in an area bounded by Dumbarton Road, Church Street and University Avenue. Discussions between NHS Greater Glasgow and ...


Geoff Ryman and The Child Garden

19th February 2013

In this final introduction to science fiction literature, Ross Hetherington discusses one of the greatest recent works of the genre, Geoff Ryman’s “The Child Garden”. Ross Hetherington The worlds of science fiction never seem that far away. So it is for me. Now, when I say this, what kind of person do you imagine? If ...


Views on #GUIndyRef: Sam Beaton – International Socialist Group

19th February 2013

Sam Beaton Thursday’s campus referendum on independence is more than just a practice run for the campaign in 2014, and more than just a statistic which will be used by either the Yes or No camp to gauge reception amongst students. It will be national news, a PR victory for one side, and a boost ...