2015 October



Sour Milk Fridays: neighbouring Bath Street nightclubs embroiled in plagiarism row

31st October 2015

                        Flat 0/1 accuses Kushion of ripping-off their name and designs, and of sabotaging their online presence through a strategised PR smear campaign Kushion deny any wrongdoing   Lauren Holt News Editor The organisers of MILK, a club night at Flat 0/1, have accused ...


Commonwealth conundrum

31st October 2015

                  It’s a bit early to assess the legacy, but organisers should have built on the ‘buzz’ of the Games, argues Keshav Kapoor Keshav Kapoor Deputy Sports Editor The 2014 Commonwealth Games were a carnival of sport for all. The 20th edition of the sporting extravaganza brought ...


The Glasgow Guardian checks out the Hive launch

31st October 2015

The Glasgow Guardian‘s News Editors headed down to Hive on launch night. Although expecting queues, there was no waiting around as we were ushered into the brand new venue. The brand new extension has grey breezeblocks lining the hallways and toilets, and this decor is continued in ‘The Well’, a bar with a raw industrial ...


Hive relaunches after two years away

31st October 2015

At long last, the Hive finally returned on Saturday the 17th of October, opening to students for the first time the Glasgow University Union’s new bar and nightclub facilities. The GUU unveiled the Base bar, a rustic Jack Daniel’s sponsored bar; The Well, a smaller  bar which will serve as a live music venue; and ...


University of Glasgow strengthens its position in The Times’ Higher Education Rankings

31st October 2015

Ainur Imangali Writer The University of Glasgow has improved its position in the Times Higher Education World Universities Rankings by 18 points since last year. It is now at the 76th position compared to its 94th position in 2014. Principal and Vice Chancellor Anton Muscatelli described the improvement as a “big positive change”. He commented: “We ...


‘Clicktivism’ is not replacing traditional activism, it’s supplementing it

30th October 2015

Jodi Pearce Writer ‘Clicktivism’ is the name given to the newest form of activism, conducted largely through social media as a platform for change. Online campaigns and petitions are launched on sites such as change.org and 38 Degrees, often attracting thousands of supporters overnight. Clicktivism, however, has recently come under fire, with activist Micah White ...


Review: Macbeth

30th October 2015

Tess Milligan Writer Macbeth, the time-honoured favourite production, has been adapted once again but this time, in full Hollywood style. The movie immediately set the tone as the play would, mid-battle, with all of the grand scale that a scene like that would naturally entail in a film but would struggle to be realised within ...


Heated debate at SRC meeting over allegations of worker exploitation

29th October 2015

  Liam King: The whole purpose of these contracts, of the contractual arrangement, was to give ourselves and the many bus drivers as much flexibility as possible.   Agreement reached to consult with bus drivers before considering potential action   Rhys Harper Online Editor The Students’ Representative Council clashed in their first meeting this evening ...


‘Significant number’ of Glasgow letting agencies ‘exploiting students’, say SRC

29th October 2015

  Nathan Stilwell News Editor The Students’ Representative Council (SRC) have published a report which shows that a number of letting agencies in Glasgow are illegally charging administration fees, credit check fees and”holding deposits” to prospective tenants. Under the Rent (Scotland) Act 1984, it is illegal for letting agencies to charge a tenant for anything ...


SRC accused of ‘hypocrisy’ over exploitative contractor’s agreement

29th October 2015

  Former minibus drivers allege that “contractor’s agreement” is effectively a zero-hours contract   Alastair Thomas Editor The Glasgow University Students’ Representative Council (GUSRC) has been accused of arrogance and hypocrisy for its use of a contractor’s agreement that is akin to an atypical zero-hours contract for its minibus drivers. The GUSRC’...