2014 December



‘Don’t Let Your Name Decide For You’ campaign starts on campus

5th December 2014

Rosannah Jones A student-led campaign that promotes the anonymisation of job applications at Glasgow University has recently started on campus and is targeting all four of the student bodies and the University Careers Service, Club 21. The campaign, which is called ‘Don’t Let Your Name Decide For You’ has been set up by a group ...


Scotland needs to go frack itself

5th December 2014

Jimmy Ratton There have been recent protests against the proliferation of shale gas extraction (or fracking) in Scotland. Environmentalists and politicians have railed against what seems to be a move away from green energy and green policies, seeing it as a step backwards for Scotland. I, however, think these are fringe concerns when dealing with ...


University overcharging compulsory graduation fee

3rd December 2014

Sam Wigglesworth The Glasgow Guardian has discovered that the University of Glasgow is overcharging students who are about to graduate with their compulsory membership fee to the General Council. The University of Glasgow has received a surplus of 38% and 42% for the academic years 2013-2014 and 2012-2013 respectively from the General Council fee. This ...


Continued signs of gender inequality in sport

2nd December 2014

Dominic MacInnes Sometimes important developments in gender equality can take generations and in sport, it’s no exception. Recently, the Royal Golf Club of St. Andrews has decided via popular decision by ballot to allow women to join as full members after many years of exclusion since its inception in 1754. Golf has always been fairly archaic ...


Scottish Government propose reform against absentee rectors

2nd December 2014

  Chris McLaughlin Absentee university rectors such as Edward Snowden might become a thing of the past and future rectors may no longer be elected solely by students if reforms proposed by the Scottish Government are accepted. The modernization agenda also calls for more positions on university governing bodies to be reserved for student, staff and alumni ...


Engagement versus protest

1st December 2014

Lee Marsden 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 the European Society and the Dialectic Society did two weeks ago – we dared to host a debate with Israel having a voice. The complaints about our Israel-Palestine debate came ...


TEDx returns to University of Glasgow

1st December 2014

Nathan Stilwell TEDxUniversityofGlasgow have revealed that their 2015 conference theme will be “Crossing the Rubicon”, an idiom meaning “to pass the point of no return”. The independently organised TED-style conference will be held at the University of Glasgow in March. The event will tackle topics such as Glasgow University’s recent divestment from fossil fuels and ...