2013 September



Gentrification of Berlin

30th September 2013

Franchesca Hashemi Twenty-four years ago Berlin had a reputation of division and social inequality.  It is now 2013, and these obstacles still exist. The term gentrification gets bandied about Berlin as often as ‘mad wae it’ does in Glasgow – but what does this word literally mean? Generally speaking it’s the rapid increase in popularity ...


Contact hours

26th September 2013

Sam Wigglesworth I have achieved the dream that I desired when I was about 7 years old – replacing the 5-day working week with five days of play and just two days of lectures. This summer, I found myself ready to enrol in my Junior Honours year. For the previous two years at Glasgow University, ...


Year a-bored

26th September 2013

Laura Brown Scorching Spain and shining sand. The eclectic cultures and landscapes of Southern America. Mini paradises surrounded by Caribbean azures. Parties, newfound cities and exotic friends, the best year of your life. That’s the mirage my trusting eyes focused on when I signed up for seven months of teaching for my year abroad. Several forms and meetings ...


Let’s go fly a kite

25th September 2013

Holly Kennedy Let me introduce myself – I am Holly Kennedy, I study Geography and Geology at Glasgow University, and I’m also a Professional Kitesurfer. I’ve always pushed myself to excel in the areas that I enjoy most and managed to achieve early success as the Scottish Gymnastics champion and senior school athletics. However, the more extreme ...


72 hours in St Petersburg

25th September 2013

James McGoay Against a bleak backdrop of a dismantled democracy, abuses to gay rights and continued support for Syria’s President Assad, I found a modern metropolises and surprising Russian hospitality. The timing of my trip to European Russia was unfortunate. Many months in the planning, my trip coincided with heightened and justified condemnation of Russia ...


Distraction pieces

24th September 2013

Tamsin Athalie Nicholson Whether you want to entertain yourself for free, kill time between lectures or impress someone with your cultural knowledge, visiting Glasgow’s museums and galleries is a solution that even your parents would approve of. To make things easier, here are just a few of the many amazing works of art you can ...


University advertises scam vacancy

24th September 2013

Imants Latkovskis The University of Glasgow Careers Service recently issued a warning for a vacancy listed in their databases which turned out to be a scam. A work opportunity for a company called Lane Villers Realty was posted on the Careers Service database. The post was for an office assistant who would be responsible for ...


SRC wins battle against Scottish Water

23rd September 2013

Louise Wilson Glasgow University Students’ Representative Council (GUSRC) last month confirmed that students moving into Halls will not be subject to additional charges, following attempts by Scottish Water to apply direct charges to purpose-built student accommodation. Scottish Water had announced that, as of 1st April 2013, purpose-built student housing would be charged for water and ...


The complex story of Asian elephants in Thailand

22nd September 2013

Franziska Seitz I could feel my pulse beating fast during the first few minutes of my encounter with Lucky. Although she did not seem as though she wanted to move away from her delicious meal anytime soon, her size and visible strength intimidated me. Any sudden move with her trunk could have caused severe head ...


Street artist threatened with course expulsion

22nd September 2013

Paige Barclay The Glasgow School of Art (GSA) threatened a student with expulsion in early July if he did not stop his non-commissioned street art project that appeared around Glasgow. Masters student Peter Drew, who has been pasting up his art around the city since September 2012, had been working on a Shakespearean-themed street art ...