2014 April



10 minutes with: We Came From Wolves

23rd April 2014

Euan McLaren Up-and-coming Glasgow alternative rock band We Came From Wolves have an exciting year ahead – a freshly released debut EP, a UK tour, as well as talks of a potential album later this year. Band members Kyle, Rob, Harrison and Taylor talk to Glasgow Guardian about their future plans, musical influences and their ...


Snowden makes appearance at Rector installation

23rd April 2014

Louise Wilson Today, 23 April, marks the installation of Edward Snowden as the Rector of Glasgow University. The ceremony took place in the Bute Hall from 11am, which all students were invited to attend. Over 150 people were in attendance to view the video message by Snowden. As traditionally the Rector sits alongside the SRC ...


SRC recommendations ignored by university

18th April 2014

UCU asks for stricter accountability at university level Sam Wigglesworth News Editor The University and College Union (UCU) is calling for the Scottish government to implement stricter legislation to ensure governance and accountability at university level. They argue that the code of governance, which Glasgow University and other Scottish institutions, which came into effect this month, ...


The real legacy of Glasgow 2014: Community

18th April 2014

Jack Haugh on why there’s more to look forward to than the games themselves Jack Haugh Walking through the bustling streets of Glasgow, passing by thriving shops, ecstatic beggars and enthusiastic crowds, one cannot help but to be embraced by the warmness of anticipation. The usual anger and distaste has been rightly replaced by an ...


Gregor Townsend: a soundbite

18th April 2014

Euan McTear After GUSA’s Sport and Wellbeing Week success earlier this year, and with Glasgow Commonwealth Games rapidly approaching, it seemed only right to have a (quick) chat to one of Scotland’s most influential sportsmen, the former Rugby Union star and Head Coach of the Glasgow Warriors, Gregor Townsend. Glasgow Guardian discuss some of his ...


10 minutes with: student author David McCrae

18th April 2014

Belén Casañas A Dutch family in London. Its members involved in the heroin trade, exposed to crime. Violence, dual identities, lies, manipulation and confrontation surround the family. Uncle against nephew, ruthless cunning against hopeful aspirations. Either they overcome their differences, or the illicit family empire suffers a tragic end. ‘Innocence Lost’ is a riveting crime ...


From Aladdin’s Cave to converted garages: west end book shop guide

18th April 2014

Rebecca Corbett When I was younger, I would go to charity shops with my dad. He would always make a beeline for the books as I would be left wondering why he wasn’t more interested in the clothes. However now, aged 21, I find myself doing the opposite. Walking past the cheap and cheerful clothes, ...


How I met your father

18th April 2014

Adam Sorice has his say on HBO’s Looking and Queering the Sitcom Adam Sorice In the pilot episode of HBO’s newest show Looking, Jonathan Groff’s character Patrick struggles through one of the oldest sitcom tropes: the ill-fated first date. Traversing the typical subjects of past relationships, career struggles and the uncertainties of wine bar appetisers, ...


Manvir still missing

18th April 2014

Euan McTear Glasgow University third year medical student Manvir Singh has been missing since Wednesday 19 March and his whereabouts are still unknown. His family are appealing for any information about his disappearance. Manvir was last seen by friends outside the KFC on Renfield Street at 4.45pm on the Wednesday he went missing. He left ...


Marking boycott delayed

18th April 2014

Chris McLaughlin Delayed graduations and examination chaos remain a possibility as university staff and employers continue to be deadlocked in UK-wide negotiations over pay. In what has been seen as the ultimate escalation of the dispute, members of the University and College Union (UCU), which represents lecturers and academics, announced in February that they would ...