2013 April



10 Minutes with: Bwani Junction

27th April 2013

Beatrice Cook Bwani Junction are a group of lads whose alternative musical styling has gathered growing support throughout the UK, with their Scottish fans undoubtedly loving the band’s rise in the music scene. Following on from their success in previous years, including headlining the BBC Introducing stage at T in the Park in 2011, releasing ...


Club profile: Air Squadron

27th April 2013

Blair Williamson I first heard about the Air Squadron while still at school through a family friend who had joined when he had got into university. Hearing his stories of how much he had enjoyed it made me keen to find out more about what it had to offer. The idea of being able to ...


Review: Dead Island: Riptide

26th April 2013

Joseph Trotter In late 2011, Dead Island launched to a relatively positive reception, receiving particular praise for a glut of good ideas but tarnished by a sloppy execution. Featuring an island full of zombies to bludgeon, beat and shoot (it is what it is), Dead Island had the potential to be the explosive bastard child ...


5 songs for a good workout

16th April 2013

Fran Stephen The bikini body – I really thought I might achieve this holy grail of female form in 2012, but an excessive amount of hobnobs, rum and the most hideous pair of gym shorts on the planet (they were reduced in JJB) blocked my path. However all is not lost; with the dawn of  a shiny new ...


Prove your sexuality or face deportation

16th April 2013

Gareth Davis Alex Conway On January 9th, at a hearing convened by the Home Office, Serigne Tacko Mbengue, a gay Senegalese immigrant based as a student in Britain since 2008, was told that he must prove his sexuality in order to avoid deportation. Mbengue’s case for asylum is based on the fear that he will ...


Reinventing higher education

14th April 2013

Imants Latkovskis & Claire Diamond A leading think-tank has published a report suggesting that a radical overhaul of higher education is required to prevent the death of the university as we know it. The Institute for Public Policy Research, a UK based think-tank, claims that traditional models of higher education are no longer fit for purpose, ...


Unions denied late licensing

11th April 2013

Hannah McNeill The City of Glasgow Licensing Board is currently denying Glasgow University’s two student unions occasional extensions to their licences beyond 4am. This restriction will affect some of the biggest events for the two unions. This situation has developed after the police became involved at the Glasgow University Union’s event Final Hive on the ...


10 minutes with: Chris Millar, GUSA President

11th April 2013

Beatrice Cook Following on from the recent GUSA elections on the 8th of March, to which over a thousand students voted on who will take on the mammoth task of running Glasgow University’s sport, the Glasgow Guardian got to chat to outgoing GUSA President, Chris Millar, and asked him about his thoughts on the past year. ...


Fire in Business School may have been deliberate

11th April 2013

Louise Wilson A fire that has caused considerable damage inside the Gilbert Scott building is suspected to have been caused deliberately. An investigation is now being conducted to determine its exact cause. Several calls were made to the fire brigade at 5:55pm on Monday, 1st April after the fire broke out in the second floor ...


HIIVE closure

11th April 2013

Sam Wigglesworth & Louise Wilson HIIVE nights at Glasgow University Union have been temporarily placed on hold after the evening events have not proved as successful as the Union Board of Management hoped. Instead, events such as the Post-Election Party and St. Patrick’s Day Extravaganza have replaced Hive branded events. GUU President Gavin Tulloch confirmed ...