2014 November



University scores well on widening access

26th November 2014

Rhys Harper Writer A recent report published by the Scottish Funding Council has found an increase in the number of students from deprived backgrounds entering into higher education. In a reversal of the slight decline over recent years, the intake proportion of entrants from lower socioeconomic backgrounds has risen by 0.5% on average across Scotland. ...


University reassures staff and students over divestment fears

26th November 2014

Keir Watt & Tom Kelly Writer & Editor The University of Glasgow released a statement in November reassuring staff and students that divestment would not affect commitments to sustaining and developing research. The release, which can be found on the University of Glasgow website states: “At a time when it has stated its intention to ...


English language dictionaries may be banned from exams

26th November 2014

Increase in cheating prompts concerns Gina Mete News Editor The University of Glasgow is proposing a ban of English language dictionaries in examinations, claiming there has been an increased number of students using the dictionaries to cheat. Currently, students whose first language is not English are permitted to use English language dictionaries in certain exams. ...


Editorial November 26th 2014

26th November 2014

Tom Kelly & Ali Begg Editors Something I always say in response to misogyny is that I don’t understand how a a man, who will most likely know the woman responsible for his creation and rearing can reach a point where he turns around, looks at that woman and says ‘I’m better than you on ...


Glasgow SRC lead student protests in London

26th November 2014

Doug Jack QMU correspondent Students from the University of Glasgow travelled to London on November 19th to join in a protest against the UK government’s continuation of charging university students tuition fees. The protesters, led by Student Representative Council President Breffni O’Connor and VP Education Caelum Davies, participated in the nationwide protest against tuition fees, ...


Pro-Palestine group prevents Israeli delegate from speaking at student society events

12th November 2014

Alastair Thomas Deputy News Editor Attempts by an Israeli delegate to speak at events by both the European Society and the Dialectic society at the University of Glasgow were disrupted by pro-Palestine protesters this evening Yiftah Curiel, spokesperson for the Israeli Embassy in London, was speaking at the European Society’s ‘Israel and Europe’ talk, before a ...


Seeing Red

11th November 2014

Euan Allison   To some of our first year international students the red remembrance poppy may be an object of obscure cultural fascination: the quasi-mandatory dress code of public figures that emerges like an apparition in mid-October and vanishes abruptly after November 11. Nonetheless, most of us have long become accustomed to the near ubiquity ...


GUSA look to reduce mental health stigma on campus

11th November 2014

Selena Jackson GUSA Correspondent  Mental health, whether good or poor, is something that affects us all, and it is estimated that 1 in 4 of us will be diagnosed with a mental health issue at some point in our lives. With women most likely to suffer from mental health issues between the ages of 16-24 and ...


University threatens boycotting staff with 100% pay cut

8th November 2014

University concerned that, if applied, UCU pension demands could threaten Western Infirmary development. Tom Kelly Editor The Glasgow Guardian has been told by a source close to University management that the University is not in support of University College Union (UCU) members’ pension demands as, if applied, the increased financial responsibility the University would face ...


University and College Union announces marking boycott

7th November 2014

Chris McLaughlin & Gina Mete The foremost trade union representing academic staff at the University of Glasgow has decided to stage a marking boycott, set to begin on Thursday 6 November. This is to be the first marking boycott in the university sector since 2006, when employers responded by refusing to pay the salaries of participating ...