2014 March



Review: Bombay Bicycle Club

19th March 2014

Eloise Birtwhistle Bombay Bicycle Club tweak their music with each new album. Their newest and first number one album in the charts ‘So Long, See You Tomorrow’ marks the clearest reinvention of the band’s sound. It successfully incorporates hints towards a range of other genres and it can be seen as a move away from ...


Divestment: now is the time

19th March 2014

By Sophie Baumert & Anne Gütter Two Climate Society members discuss Court’s decision to look at fossil fuel investments On Wednesday 12 February, Glasgow University Court decided to reconsider the University’s investments in fossil fuel companies. At the moment, the University of Glasgow holds shares, currently worth between £18 and £19 million, in fossil fuel ...


10 minutes with: St. Vincent

19th March 2014

By Imants Latkovskis Bold and electrifying, the American multi-instrumentalist’s fourth studio album just hit the shelves. The self-titled record sees the singer transformed into a white-haired near future cult leader as she explores darkly futuristic themes and manages to find her true sound. Glasgow Guardian caught up with St. Vincent to catch a glimpse into ...


The real heroes of the Olympics

19th March 2014

By Jack Haugh We are great at recognising heroes in this country. While the sceptics and bitter pessimists may try to deny that, when the United Kingdom finds a hero, they are truly savoured. Be it the lavishing of praise, the plethora of massive sponsorship deals or even the worship of our sports personalities, sport ...


Sconey no dae that: bake sales made difficult

19th March 2014

By Sam Wigglesworth The Students’ Representative Council (SRC) is currently in discussions with the University Court Office to change restrictions on bake sales on campus. University clubs and societies are limited from having more than one bake sale per semester, though the University states this is not a new regulation. The guidelines state that only ...


SRC election results announced

6th March 2014

By Hannah McNeill and Euan McTear The winners of the SRC spring elections have been announced, with the most important position of SRC President being won by Breffni O’Connor. O’Connor saw off competition from Donald Mackay, Owen Mooney and Naomi Duffy-Welsh to win by 1288 votes. She replaces Jess McGrellis as SRC President after McGrellis stood uncontested ...


An interview with Bishop John Keenan

6th March 2014

Chris McLaughlin “So how were you actually told that the Pope had decided to make you a bishop? Did you get an unexpected phone call from the Holy Father himself?” I’m only half-joking with the present Catholic chaplain of the University and soon-to-be installed new Bishop of Paisley, Father John Keenan. Pope Francis has a ...


SRC 2014 interviews Student Activities: James Yates

5th March 2014

Sanah Idrees James Yates is a final year English Language student and sits on the GUU Board of Management. Whilst he has no direct SRC experience, he believes he will provide a new perspective coming into the the SRC from the outside. He describes his focus as “great student experiences”. Guardian: What is your motivation ...


SRC 2014 interviews Student Activities: Gin Masiulyté

5th March 2014

Euan McTear Gin Masiulyté is a final year Economics and Politics student from Lithuania, who currently holds the post of Charities, Clubs and Societies Officer, as well as having been an SRC member since first year and a Freshers’ Week helper for the past three years. Asked to describe her campaign in three words, Gin ...


SRC 2014 interviews Education: Cal Davies

5th March 2014

Sam Wigglesworth Caelum Davies is a 2nd Year Maths, Public Policy and Politics student and he has two years’ experience on the SRC. Davies believes that this experience on the SRC combined with his passion for education policy means that he is the right person for the position of VP Education, and sums his campaign ...