2014 October



Interview with Tom Boyd

31st October 2014

John Gorrod Deputy Sports Editor Approaching Celtic Park, dominating the horizon is The Lisbon Lions Stand; a tribute to the 1967 European Cup winning side. Lamp posts adorned with the faces of the Greatest Ever XI accompany you on the walk towards reception, standing before which are three statues. To the left is Brother Walfrid, ...


Does the Europa League really matter to Celtic and Glasgow?

31st October 2014

Jack Haugh & Liam Kelly Sports Editor & Writer There has always been something particularly special about elite European competition.  From the grey days of Real Madrid domination in the fifties and sixties, to the modern day circus and its dazzling spectacular of all that our little continent has to offer, the pinnacle of football ...


Will the internet soon do to football what it did to the music industry?

31st October 2014

Chris McLaughlin Writer Around 20 years ago live televised football saved British pay television from bankruptcy and set in train the most powerful commercial forces ever seen in the then century-long history of the game. Today the FA Premiership generates £1.7 billion annually in television rights sales alone, a figure expected to double by 2015. ...


Interview with Caroline Ciavaldini and James Pearson

31st October 2014

Izzy Keating Writer Caroline Ciavaldini and James Pearson are two world class climbers, who have ascended some of the most difficult lines. They came to Scotland to take on some of our rocks, and have made time to attend The North Face reopening party. There’s a DJ, a buffet, and more importantly, an open bar. ...


Worlds shaken by conflict

31st October 2014

Elspeth Strang Writer “I heard more bullets and they said again ‘Let us in or we will burn you.’ I looked into my parents’ faces and saw them sweating, I smelt urine from the employee who was holding my arms down.” (Nine year old genocide survivor.) For most of us, when we think about conflict ...


Trident: disarm and move on

31st October 2014

Ali Begg Editor The campaign for nuclear disarmament has seen a renewed burst of enthusiasm in Scotland in recent years. It cannot be argued that Scotland’s place within the global nuclear landscape has ever been of minor concern, but it can, I think, be argued that its status as a poster-issue for the Yes movement ...


Why voting No doesn’t make you less Scottish

31st October 2014

Chloe Bell Writer After the battle of the referendum the world took to social networking sites to celebrate and commiserate the historic result.  The “Yes” badges turned to “45%” badges and more than ever people voiced their opinions about the vote. Some opinions were worth reading and some were simply just having a go at ...


All smiles for Dentists and Nurses

31st October 2014

Nathan Stilwell Writer The Sunday Times has recently released the 2015 University Guide and placed the University of Glasgow in first place for both Nursing and Dentistry. Both courses scored 100.0 for their total score, with Dentistry receiving a Student Satisfaction score of 98.4 and Graduate Prospects of 99.4. This also marks Glasgow’s School of ...


Glasgow boy does good

31st October 2014

Sam Wigglesworth News Editor Euan Fairholm, a Mechanical Engineering student at Glasgow University, was the first Scot to win a prestigious competition to design the trophy for the 2015 Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering, with his design, The Golden Crown. The Glasgow Guardian met up with Euan to discuss his achievement. GG: How did you ...


University rises 23 places in Times Higher Education World Rankings

31st October 2014

Fraser McGowan SRC Correspondent The University of Glasgow has been rated one of the top 100 universities in the world by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. The University is ranked 94th in the world in the 2014-15 table, climbing 23 places in a single year. The QS World University Rankings also rated the ...