2014 February



Deckmate!

26th February 2014

By Beatrice Cook Over the Christmas period, I managed to catch up on far too much prime time television. One programme I stumbled across was Russell Howard’s Good News, a show designed so the British public can feel better about themselves over some light humour and ridiculous news stories. However, in the episode I came ...


Sex segregation guidance condemned

26th February 2014

By Chris McLaughlin Universities UK (UUK), an advocacy organisation for UK universities, has responded to attacks from politicians across the political spectrum, including Prime Minister David Cameron, as well as from the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) regarding guidelines the organisation made defending gender separation at universities hosting religious speakers. The row came after ...


QM halls management unresponsive

21st February 2014

Euan McTear Students have reported several problems in University halls, including cracked ceilings, broken heating, delayed installation of wireless routers and the fact that management have not been concerned with the problems that have arisen.The reports of problems come just a few months since House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) licences were initially rejected at Murano ...


Travels in Kurdistan

21st February 2014

Haymon Rahim Last summer I had the chance to visit the region of Northern Iraq known as Kurdistan. Arriving in my Dad’s hometown of Erbil, he and I made our rounds; exhaustively visiting various family members and friends as my stubbly, twenty-one year old cheeks were sufficiently tugged and my hair ritually ruffled. During this ...


Sub-standard

21st February 2014

Tom Kelly Having come to Glasgow from the transport nightmare that is Belfast Northern Ireland, a Subway was something of a breath-takingly sophisticated novelty to me at first. While natives and Londoners joked about it’s circular nature I thought the subway system was something really rather impressive. Such thoughts seemed a lifetime away when I ...


DIY beer

19th February 2014

Chris McLaughlin When my best mate told me he was planning to start brewing his own beer, I was naturally sceptical. Home brewing sounded a bit too “The Good Life” for me. Despite my adolescent yearnings for a young Penelope Keith (a boy never forgets his first love), I said to him that it was ...


TEDx Coming to University of Glasgow

19th February 2014

Imants Latkovskis The University of Glasgow will host a number of speakers in the upcoming TEDx conference on 15 March, the first ever to be hosted at the University. Founded in 1984 in Silicon Valley, California, TED (acronym of Technology, Entertainment and Design), is a global non-profit organization that hosts annual conferences under the slogan ...


Accommodation accumulates

18th February 2014

Rosannah Jones Students are set to see a huge increase in the availability of accommodation in the West End in the next year after several new housing projects have been given the green light. An £18 million development on Kelvinhaugh Street will be open in time for the 2014/15 academic year and will be able ...


Ten minutes with Guillem Balague

18th February 2014

Euan McTear When his much-anticipated book about Barcelona forward Lionel Messi hit the shelves in December, Guillem Balague found some time to talk to the Glasgow Guardian when his UK book tour came to Glasgow. The Sky Sports Spanish football maestro spoke about Messi, Barcelona and the Old Firm. Guardian: Barcelona have played Celtic twice ...


It’s fine… I’m on the pill

18th February 2014

Jordan Sinclair So you’ve pulled the girl you’ve been after for ages, or maybe just some randomer in a club. You’ve stumbled out of the taxi and got her upstairs. One problem… you’ve not got a condom. She says “It’s fine, I’m on the pill.” But do you trust her? She’s probably telling the truth ...