2014 May



GUSA: a year in sport

3rd May 2014

Beatrice Cook The Glasgow University Sports Association has had yet another amazing year, and has shown why Glasgow continues to triumph in all things sporting. Alongside the University’s recent victory at the Glasgow Taxis Cup – at which a nail-biting basketball final led to Glasgow taking home the Cup against rivals Strathclyde and Caledonian for ...


The beast with two backs: sex shop interview

2nd May 2014

Imants Latkovskis It can be difficult to talk about sex with a straight face and a sober mind. The people of today are by no means a prudish bunch, but despite the candour granted to sex, the matters of the bedroom are still extremely private. Glasgow Guardian spoke with a student with a fair bit ...


Too educated for the job?

2nd May 2014

Kathryn Gilmore Ah, the great graduate job hunt. The sheer thrill/utter terror of not knowing what to do with the rest of your life, which blankly stares back at you upon graduation as if to say  “…so what now?” It comes to us all (make the most of your blissful University years, o youthful freshers). ...


Toss the tickets to Tenerife

1st May 2014

Rebecca Corbett The other day, following my regular procrastination routine, I clicked on a BBC link that led me to the ten most beautiful islands in Europe. As I started scrolling down the list, I expected to see beautiful Mediterranean destinations with white sandy beaches, turquoise water and the promise of a sun-kissed glow. Undeniably, ...


Perches, liver birds and red devils: the role reversal

1st May 2014

Aidan Reid It seems rather poignant that Sir Alex Ferguson’s legacy at Old Trafford can be summed up by one of his most definitive quips to the media: Manchester United would one day knock Liverpool “off their fucking perch”. With hindsight, it is hard to quite capture how absurd such a claim would have sounded ...


University makes room bookings tougher

1st May 2014

David Santamaría The University of Glasgow’s guidelines for room bookings have made it more difficult for student clubs and societies to book a room in a University-owned building in order to hold a meeting or event. The Estates and Buildings service, which is responsible for administering the University Estate and which  manages room bookings, has ...