2013 March



The morality of ‘chugging’

16th March 2013

Imants Latkovskis Having worked as a charity fundraiser is like having worked in porn. It almost necessarily involves saying “I was young, naive, and needed the money,” which was my case exactly. Chuggers (charity muggers), the cheerful people in bright jackets that have become almost unavoidable on high streets and doorsteps, do get a lot ...


Page three: media objectification

16th March 2013

Frances Bell Whatever your thoughts on the No More Page 3 campaign, you’ve got to admit that it’s been pretty impressive. Started by self-identified ‘non-campaigner’ Lucy-Anne Holmes last September, the original petition has gained worldwide attention, sparked extensive debate in the UK media and achieved over 63,000 signatures – of which the SRC is one ...


Page three exposing the SRC

16th March 2013

Chris Sibbald The Daily Mail’s coverage of the Glasgow University Pole Dancing Society reminded me of a Twitter exchange I had with the SRC and its President at the end of 2012. On the 7th November, Mr. Harrison triumphantly announced to his followers that on behalf of the SRC, and the students of the University of ...


Inspired by Dr. Livingstone

16th March 2013

Prof Mike Barrett Roy Mwenechanya Roy Mwenechanya, a University of Glasgow PhD student within the Wellcome Trust Centre,  is  one of 10 children, born in the copper mining town of Kitwe  around 400km north of the Zambian capital, Lusaka.  As a child, Roy, like others in his class was taught about Dr Livingstone, the Scottish ...


Glasgow Uni teaching and research fund cut in real terms

16th March 2013

Sam Wigglesworth Louise Wilson The University of Glasgow has received only a 1.3% increase in funding for teaching and research from the Scottish Funding Council (SFC), 1.9% down from the Scottish average. Similar gaps in funding between the Scottish average and the other ancient universities of Scotland, such as Edinburgh, St Andrews and Stirling, have ...


Helping the homeless in Glasgow

16th March 2013

Clare Saltiel Returning to my flat after being at home for Christmas is always difficult; after home cooking and seemingly unlimited central heating, the prospect of dealing with my dodgy boiler seems particularly unpleasant. We may be poor students, roughing out Glasgow’s winter months (pretty much October to March) in flats with single glazing, with ...


Uni make £90k profit from library fines

16th March 2013

Hannah McNeill The library at Glasgow University made over £90,000 in library fines between September 2011 and December 2012. Only 3.8% of this money was used to replace lost books. This statistic has come to light after a Guardian (The important national one. Not us – Ed) investigation revealed that 101 of the UK’s universities, ...


Hundreds turn up for ‘Rally Against Misogyny’

8th March 2013

Louise Wilson Today’s ‘Rally Against Misogyny’ on campus, organised by the Glasgow University Feminist Society, saw a good turnout of supporters in favour of reforming the GU. All four SRC executives also attended the event in order to show support, as well as over 200 male and female students from across the University. The event ...


LGBT Society cancel dinner at GUU

6th March 2013

Louise Wilson Glasgow University LGBT Society have taken the decision to cancel their Farewell Dinner, being hosted at GUU, in light of the recent events. In addition to the Farewell Dinner, which was scheduled to take place next Wednesday 13th March, GULGBT also announced that all future events would be cancelled in the interest of ...


Review: Cocktail & Burger

6th March 2013

Kate Hole Cocktail & Burger is a name that either entices or repulses you, connoting a classic student-hungry establishment providing two of our most obvious favourite things. However, this new burger joint hidden away in a Sauchiehall Street basement has more to offer than would first appear. It’s a place that seems to actually value ...