2014 May



Fire breaks out at Glasgow School of Art

23rd May 2014

Euan McTear A fire at Glasgow School of Art is being tackled by fire crews in Glasgow city centre. The fire is reported to have broken out in the basement of Renfrew Street’s A-listed Charles Rennie Mackintosh building shortly after noon before burning up to the top of the West Wing, with styrofoam reportedly catching ...


Album review: Elbow

20th May 2014

Aidan Reid The English alternative band Elbow’s latest record “The Take Off and Landing of Everything” is a slow, melodic odyssey, yet it is an album that seems to lack real impetus – an album you are eagerly waiting to ‘take off’, but one which might fail to deliver. Fantastical, wandering lyrics and melodies aplenty ...


10 minutes with Tom Gebbie, GUSA President Elect

20th May 2014

Beatrice Cook It has been yet another (black and) golden year for the GUSA; the University’s recent win at the Glasgow Taxis Cup, as well as a clear increase in sports membership alongside continued success in the BUCS tables sees the Association going from strength to strength. Newly elected GUSA President Tom Gebbie, who triumphed ...


Britain First and the return of the right

20th May 2014

Douglas Jack When Tommy Robinson stood down as head of the English Defence League in October 2013 and moved to the ‘counter-extremism’ think-tank Quilliam, the actions of far-right activists seemed to melt away from our newspapers and television screens – to the relief of many. However the recent ‘scandal’ involving the selling of Halal meat ...


Plagiarism on the rise

6th May 2014

Gina Mete The Senate Assessors for Student Conduct’s Annual Report to Senate for 2012-13 has shown that the total number of students reprimanded for breaching the University’s Code of Student Conduct has risen significantly over the last two years. There has been a particular increase in cases of plagiarism, with a total of 95 alleged ...


Formula for film success

6th May 2014

Matthew Sharpe It’s often touted that when a director is handed a gargantuan budget to play with, there is a certain set of guidelines they should adhere to in order to ensure the film’s financial success. The most common suggestions would be to cast an A-list star, to make sure the budget is big enough ...


Come tae Glasgow bebé

4th May 2014

Belén Casañas One of the most frequent questions I get asked during the very British activity that is small-talk is: “why did you come to Glasgow?” To be perfectly honest, before applying, I had not heard much of the university or the city. Although I am now in love with both, sometimes I still sing ...


1 in 5 students witness sexism in lectures

4th May 2014

Euan McTear A survey by the Isabella Elder Feminist Society has revealed that one fifth of students have seen incidents of sexism in Glasgow University lecture halls, while incidents of sexism in tutorials has also been reported. The survey was completed by 316 people – one third of whom were male – and asked respondents ...


School of soft knocks

4th May 2014

Euan McTear I reckon University life could do with a bit of a mean streak. It’s great that most students come to Glasgow University and others across the country and leave with a degree, a pile of debt and (almost) no experience of abuse or of having their lunch money stolen. But it’s just all ...


Keeping it reel

3rd May 2014

Louise Wilson It is a truth universally acknowledged that a bookworm in possession of their favourite story must be in want of a good film adaptation. Sadly, though, most of us feel let down when our favourite books hit the big screen – they either leave too much out, the characters do not live up ...