2014 April



Students criticised over ‘scrub crawl’

18th April 2014

Members of Medchir student society criticised for wearing NHS scrubs on night out Rosannah Jones While sub crawls have become popular and familiar events in the calendars of many of Glasgow University’s societies, Glasgow University medics have recently come under fire for wearing NHS scrubs on their nights out around the underground. MedChir, the University’s ...


Postgraduate applications up

18th April 2014

Sam Wigglesworth The Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) has released its figures for postgraduate intake at Glasgow University for the academic year 2012/2013 and found that there was an increase of 3.7% from the previous year, while the UK as a whole saw a 5.6% decrease. Glasgow Guardian reported last spring that the academic year ...


Edward Snowden to be installed as rector

18th April 2014

Euan McTear Following his election win in February, Edward Snowden will be formally installed as rector of the University of Glasgow later this month. At a ceremony on April 23 in the Bute Hall, Snowden will be formally installed and although he will not attend in person, the NSA whistleblower is expected to send a ...


MSP criticises ‘over-provision’ of student accommodation

18th April 2014

Euan McTear Sandra White, MSP for Kelvin, has caused controversy after suggesting that Glasgow’s West End was in danger of becoming a “student village”, as she asked the Scottish Parliament what was being done to tackle the over-provision of student accommodation. The SNP member asked Housing Minister Margaret Burgess what action the Scottish Government would ...


Real world economics taking hold at Glasgow

18th April 2014

Faheem Ahmed Rokadiya Writer 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 ...


Glasgow University Ltd.

18th April 2014

Alastair Thomas Swatland Writer This is the spring of Glasgow’s discontent. Indeed, it would be pretty hard to miss the numerous strikes by university staff over the last few months. And while they seem to be regarded as more of a weekly nuisance around campus, the strikers do make an important point. It’s a well-worn ...


Selfie-obsessed

18th April 2014

Louise Wilson Editor-in-chief If you’re female, on Facebook or Twitter, and not a total hermit, chances are you’ve been nominated in the past month to pose for a ‘no makeup selfie’ in order to raise awareness for Cancer Research UK. If you’re male, you may have even been asked to do the ‘sock my cock’ ...