2014 February



Interview with Amina Nabi of Kinnect2

18th February 2014

Alastair Thomas Swatland As Facebook turns ten years old, the next big social network may have been born, not at Harvard, but rather in the heart of Glasgow. 2011 Scottish Asian Woman of the Year, Amina Nabi, is the brains behind Kinnect2, a new social network for brands which is growing at a rapid rate. ...


Edward Snowden is new rector of Glasgow University

18th February 2014

Euan McTear & Hannah McNeill The new rector of the University of Glasgow will be Edward Snowden after the election results were announced this afternoon. Students and media gathered at the Bute Hall to find out which of the four candidates had been chosen by students to replace the outgoing Charles Kennedy. The polls opened ...


Dentistry School volunteers list needs filling

15th February 2014

Sanah Idrees At a time when Glasgow dental health records are at an all time low, there is growing concern in the community of dental students about the lack of volunteers at Glasgow Dentistry School. The Dentistry School and Hospital, located on Sauchiehall Street, has seen a decline in the number of students visiting the practice, ...


Interview with Kelvin Holdsworth

13th February 2014

Euan McTear Guardian: What attracted you to the role of rector? Holdsworth: I’ve worked in universities before and I have a passion for students, and I care both about higher education and the student experience. I stood because I was asked to by a student and looking at the role and looking at the things ...


Interview with Alan Bissett

13th February 2014

Hannah McNeill Guardian: What attracted you to the role as rector? Bissett: I taught at Glasgow Uni in the English department for four years, which I very much enjoyed. I do miss the buzz of the campus. It’s a very special environment and I’d like to be part of it again. I also think it’d ...


Interview with Graeme Obree

13th February 2014

Beatrice Cook Guardian: What attracted you to the role as rector of the University of Glasgow? Obree: I was approached through Charlie (Milarvie, Obree’s PR associate), and I thought that it was interesting. It took me back 25 years to my university days and I realised that I’d left (Glasgow University) not realising what a ...