2014 April



Eras-mess

30th April 2014

Rosannah Jones The introduction of the new Erasmus+ exchange programme has yet to demonstrate its potential as increased delays, poor communication and changing Glasgow University partnership agreements has led to frustration among students. On January 1, the new Erasmus+ programme replaced the previous system with promises that the larger €14.7 billion budget provided by the ...


Review: Fall Out Boy

30th April 2014

Kate Snowdon I’ve read a few reviews of Fall Out Boy’s gig at the Glasgow Hydro, the last date of their European tour. While all the reviews are reasonably fair, I have come to one conclusion: they just don’t get it. This misunderstanding isn’t just limited to the various reviewers floating within the dubiously literate ...


Interview with Spotted: Glasgow Uni Library

29th April 2014

Following the recent controversy surrounding the resurgence of the Facebook page Spotted: Glasgow Uni Library, Glasgow Guardian invited the administrators of the page to take part in an anonymous interview to answer accusations of sexism, targeting students, and their contradictory views on freedom of expression. The following interview includes some discussion of ‘rape culture’. Guard...


Face value: law firms ask applicants for photos

29th April 2014

Gina Mete A law firm’s application process, which requires students to include a photograph of themselves, has caused controversy amongst Glasgow University law students. Simpson & Marwick, a firm with offices all across Scotland as well as in London and Newcastle, have asked graduates to submit a photograph of themselves with job applications. Requesting photographs ...


Club profile: Shorinji Kempo

29th April 2014

Stephen Trotter “Shorinji Kempo? Is that the one with the sticks?” Well, no. But sometimes we train with sticks. Shorinji Kempo is often confused with Kendo, which also exists at the University of Glasgow, but they are very dissimilar. Shorinji Kempo, as with many other martial arts, was developed in Japan, but unlike many martial ...


Album review: Metronomy

29th April 2014

Franchesca Hashimi “All I know how to do is tour,” drawls Metronomy frontman Joseph Mount. He’s talking about the inspiration behind their fourth album, ‘Love Letters’. Released in March 2014, work began almost two years earlier as the Devonshire quartet toured for the acclaimed ‘English Riviera’. It’s the album which cemented Metronomy’s commercial success. However, ...


Hive/Stevenson extension delayed further

28th April 2014

Fraser McGowan The new extension to the Glasgow University Sports Association (GUSA) and the Glasgow University Union (GUU) is estimated to cost the University an additional £516,000, Glasgow Guardian can reveal. At a meeting of the University Court on 12 February, the Finance Committee reported that that they had agreed “to proceed to re-tender” and ...


Real world economics at Glasgow

28th April 2014

Faheem Ahmed Rokadiya Founded last year after economics students were given an introductory module in Post-Keynesian economics, the Glasgow University Real World Economics Society (GURWES) expands on that rare glimpse of critical thought that us economics students were later explicitly told to “forget” for the remainder of our degree programme. In that module we were ...


Senate slip-up

28th April 2014

Euan McTear Glasgow Guardian can reveal that more than 250 decisions were made or approved by Glasgow University’s Senate since 2008 without the meetings being quorate. This means that meetings have not been sufficiently attended to make votes constitutional. In the five year period from the academic year 2008/09 to 2012/13, Senate approved or endorsed ...


One hurdle at a time

23rd April 2014

Rebecca Corbett Watching Eilidh Child competing at the Sainsbury’s Athletics Meet in Glasgow back in January, I didn’t think that I would be chatting to her a few days later. A rising star in track and field athletics, Child is down to earth and excited about having the Commonwealth Games in Scotland. Glasgow Guardian got ...