2013 May



Reviews: Deathtrap and Bug

29th May 2013

Craig Angus Deathtrap Cottiers Theatre, Glasgow How far would you go for adulation, success and critical acclaim?  Could you kill somebody?  This is the question posed by Ira Levin’s ‘Deathtrap’ – the play within a play that was one of the biggest ever successes in the history of Broadway.  On this particular evening, I’ve come ...


Staging a war

21st May 2013

Franchesca Hashemi Sitting quietly at a table with his on screen Sergeant, Adam McNamara turns to face me. Our online personalities are acquainted but to affirm a real-life connection, he brings forward a palm. I look, then accept. His colleague, fellow actor Robert Jack, slips quietly out the makeshift dressing room leaving an empty chair ...


NUS Internship Campaign

16th May 2013

Sam Wigglesworth A recent NUS campaign seeks to end University careers services promoting unpaid internships by passing legislation which will deal with the barriers that stop students being able to afford internships or traineeships when they graduate. The campaign was launched February 13th 2013 in coalition with the TUC, Intern Aware, Interns Anonymous and Graduate Fog. ...


10 Minutes with: The 1975

10th May 2013

Beatrice Cook Things are set to blow up this year for Mancunian four-piece The 1975; with recent backing from Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe, and garnering glowing reviews for their alternative and eclectic sound, it is without a doubt the band’s time to step up to the spotlight. The 1975 cannot really be put into ...


Snooker BUCS final

3rd May 2013

Chris Day The weekend of the 14th to 17th of March saw ten Glasgow Uni students hit the Northern Snooker Centre to compete in the British Universities & Colleges Sports competition. Glasgow haven’t managed to achieve any silverware in Snooker-based tournaments within the past decade but nevertheless, two relatively inexperienced teams made the 3-hour gone 6-hour ...


Club profile: Tennis

3rd May 2013

Jamie Melrose Amongst the clamour and commotion made by hundreds of boozed up athletes at GUSA ball, one club remained silent. As individuals and teams received their awards, a group of 35 people sat in nervous anticipation. The ‘Club of the year’ award is the last to be announced, its prestige unmatched. As the secretary ...


Gender imbalance on university court worse than average

3rd May 2013

Claire Diamond Glasgow University Court is made up of just 24% women, slightly worse than the 25% average most university governing bodies have. Despite the fact that females represent more than half of academics, there are just six women sitting on Glasgow University’s governing body. The University Court, consisting of 25 members, is responsible for ...


Money laundering scam targeted at students

3rd May 2013

Hannah McNeill Fraudsters are offering students jobs that appear to give excessive amounts of money for very little work in “money mule scams.” These scams in fact involve students and people with low incomes in illegal money laundering. The charity Crimestoppers has started a nationwide campaign to make students and staff at universities across the ...


Please mind the pay gap

3rd May 2013

Franziska Seitz A recent study published by the Higher Education Careers Services Unit indicates that despite gender equality efforts in the working environment, female graduates are still earning less than their male counterparts. The unit’s study, named “Futuretrack”, is the third longitudinal analysis examining graduate job ambitions at university and actual career developments after grad...


Students unsatisfied with counselling waits

3rd May 2013

Louise Wilson Recent research into the mental well-being of students has cast doubt on the availability of proper help for those suffering from mental problems at higher education institutions. The research, carried out by Dr Anthony Seldon of Wellington College, sent questionnaires to the ex-head teachers of students now enrolled at university and revealed that ...