2013 November



Kelvin Hall lands the jackpot

27th November 2013

David Santamaria Legarda The Kelvin Hall has been awarded a £4.57 million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to refurbish the space into a museum and sports centre for the community. This grant will provide around 8% of the estimated £60 million that will be needed to remodel Kelvin Hall. It’s a joint project between ...


Thailand on the cheap

27th November 2013

Nicole Hendry “Travel while you’re still young,” they say. “Before you’re tied to a house, drowning in mortgage payments and formula milk.” If only it were that simple. Yet when summer hits, most students find their bank balance to be far more red than any sunburn they could hope to get. Finding something affordable and ...


Increase in students seeking counselling

26th November 2013

 Paige Barclay and Cathy Steeghs The number of students seeking counselling support at Glasgow University has more than doubled in the last four years, the largest increase seen within the UK. There was an average increase of a third in demand for counselling at universities throughout the UK in the last four years, according to ...


Interview with Theo Hessing

26th November 2013

Rebecca Corbett  Ready for a change from his work in on an international development project, Theo Hessing turned his hand to creating his documentary. Straight out of film school, he found himself on a plane to India in search of telling some of the untold stories in Tibet. In ‘A Sacrifice’, he tells the story ...


The world is your oyster

26th November 2013

Cecilie Jensen I don’t share many of my fellow English Literature students’ indisputable enthusiasm for the great Bard. Nevertheless, respect must be given where it is due, and Shakespeare did make a valid point in The Merry Wives of Windsor, when the hero Pistol utters: “Why then the world’s mine oyster / Which I with ...


Review: The Wedding Present

25th November 2013

Hannah Campbell The Wedding Present is a band you might not have heard of. If so, just ask your parents, they’ll fill you in. In fact, my dad loves reminding me that he saw them perform in 1987 when they were just starting up. Back then, their music certainly sounded perfect for the decade – ...


Club Profile: Ski and Snowboarding

25th November 2013

Ailsa Pender The Glasgow University Ski and Snowboard Club is one of the biggest sports clubs on campus, and we pride ourselves on being an extremely social and welcoming club. GUSSC offers everything from weekly ski and snowboard lessons on the dry slopes at nearby Bellahouston Park, to our infamous socials. The club welcomes skiers and boarders of ...


Hot dram!

25th November 2013

Tom Kelly My usual shopping list will include 40p meatballs, 29p pasta and toilet roll that doesn’t deserve the name. I buy the same cheap crap week in week out, and the staff at my local Tesco refer to me as a ‘regular’. What’s my point? I’m cheap and everyone knows it. It’s the way ...


Club staff believed to have fixed competition

25th November 2013

Euan McTear Staff at a Glasgow nightclub are believed to have attempted rigging a Freshers’ Week facebook competition in order to win a trip to Ibiza, a MacBook Pro and a set of Sennheiser headphones. Club ShangriLa, of The Arches, announced a Facebook competition on 6 September in which nine prizes were to be randomly ...


£2000 letting agency scam

24th November 2013

Louise Wilson The SRC recently warned students about using the letting agency Royal Letting Services. This was after several students had difficulty reclaiming money paid to the company despite not having rented a property or signed a lease, Seven students have approached the SRC Advice Centre to ask for help in recovering their money. The ...