2014 November



Glasgow University better off without NUS blunders

26th November 2014

Chris McLaughlin Writer In October, a resolution was brought before the National (sic) Union of Students seeking to condemn ISIS and offering support to the Peshmerga Kurdish fighters in eastern Turkey facing them down. What could possibly be less controversial? After all, everyone condemns ISIS, don’t they? Well not the NUS, who rejected the proposal. ...


Engagement versus protest: why a change in tactics would benefit everyone.

26th November 2014

  Lee Marsden Writer While I was President of the Model UN society, I was accused of promoting the genocide of the Palestinian people, for doing the same thing that GUES and the Dialectic Society did last week – we dared to host a debate with Israel having a voice. The complaints about our Israel-Palestine ...


Scottish student debt rises by 69%

26th November 2014

Sam Wigglesworth & Tess Milligan News Editor & Writer It was released at the end of October that debt for Scottish students had risen by 69% for the last academic year, with reported figures as high as £430 million. This is the highest the figure has ever been for Scottish student borrowing. It is largely ...


MyCampus Issues

26th November 2014

Murdo Croll Writer The Glasgow Guardian has received several reports from students frustrated by issues with MyCampus over the course of the current academic semester. The University’s online administrative system, with which every current student will be intimately familiar, has been blamed by some for randomly un-enrolling them from courses. This has lead to academic ...


Glasgow Students reveal nightmare first year accommodation

26th November 2014

Nathan Stilwell Writer Last year nearly 150 Glasgow University students were forced into unfinished accommodation in the East End, because of an oversubscription of halls allocation. Due to the large number of new students needing housing, the majority were made to share rooms and sleep in bunk beds. Students had to live with faulty and ...


Influence of Religion in Scots Law to be assessed

26th November 2014

Matthew Sharpe           Writer                                                       Religious figures in Scotland are expressing concerns about the ‘secularisation of society’, following the news that the Humanist Society Scotland ...


70% of HE staff are over-stressed at work

26th November 2014

Louisa Kuehme Writer The Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS), Scotland’s largest educational trade union recently found that Scotland’s university lecturers face heavy workload pressures, high levels of work-related stress and are concerned about management and leadership in their institution. The analysis by the EIS found that 70% of higher education (HE) staff would classify themselves ...


Glasgow academics object to fracking regulations

26th November 2014

Theodora Varelidi-Strati & Alastair Thomas Writer & Deputy News Editor Leading academics from the University of Glasgow have spoken out against the safety regulations for fracking in the UK. Dr. Rob Westaway and Professor Paul Younger from Glasgow’s School of Engineering recently published a report in the Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology, calling for ...


Science outreach project hailed success

26th November 2014

Aidan Kerr Writer A team of University of Glasgow researchers have completed a successful science outreach project, which brought science to over 6,500 Glaswegians in some of the city’s most deprived neighbourhoods. The Scottish Government’s “Talking Science” grant of £25,000 enabled the University’s Community Led Ambassadors Network (CLAN) to deliver free workshops and other events ...


Gender inequality in University of Glasgow court

26th November 2014

Chloë Bell & Tsveta Rafaylova Writers The Glasgow Guardian has discovered that the University of Glasgow falls short of the von Prondzynski recommendation that university governing bodies should have a minimum of 40% female representation. In 2011, Professor Ferdinand von Prondzynski, principal of Robert Gordon University recommended that each of the governing bodies at university ...