2015 October



European Parliament votes to offer Snowden asylum

29th October 2015

  Fraser McGowan Editor The European Parliament voted this afternoon to  drop all criminal charges against NSA contractor turned whistleblower Edward Snowden, and to offer him asylum and protection from rendition. Snowden, who was elected rector of the University of Glasgow in 2014, is wanted in the United States for crimes pertaining to espionage. MEPs ...


Proposed changes to library staffed services a ‘retrograde step’, says SRC President

29th October 2015

  Fraser McGowan Editor The president of the Glasgow University Students’ Representative Council has said that a proposal to reduce the number of hours that the library offers staffed services is a “retrograde step” that will limit access to facilities and services in the library. He told The Glasgow Guardian: “Proposed changes to the staffing ...


Conservatives risk ‘blowing the Union apart’ warns Brown in Glasgow University speech

29th October 2015

  Former PM talks of a “perfect storm” in a speech delivered in the Memorial Chapel   Ross Fraser Writer Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown has warned David Cameron’s government that they could “blow the union apart” unless further powers are devolved to the Scottish Parliament as soon as possible. Speaking in the University Memorial ...


Library service changes could puts jobs at risk

29th October 2015

  Library management admit that staff  could be “made redundant” if proposals are accepted. Negotiations between management, trade union representatives and library staff  are ongoing     Fraser McGowan Editor Library management have tabled proposals to reduce the number of hours when the library offers staffed services, changes which could lead to a number of ...


Glasgow student stabbed on Murano Street

28th October 2015

By Lauren Holt News Editor A student, believed to attend Glasgow University, is critically ill in hospital after being wounded in a knife attack. The 18-year-old was making his way home to nearby student accommodation before being stabbed in the back on Murano Street, in the Maryhill area of the city, early this morning. He ...


Is university the time to re-invent yourself?

26th October 2015

Floraidh Clement Views Editor Arguably, starting university could be regarded as the perfect opportunity to reinvent yourself. Whether you’re disillusioned with life on the outside of the crowd, fed up with not having any particular hobbies or are even just peeved that nobody’s yet forgotten that one thing you did one time, this new phase ...


Interview: Colin Telford

26th October 2015

John Gorrod speaks to the footballer turned coach, who played in the Class of ’92 John Gorrod Sports Writer Think Manchester United’s Class of ’92. Think Beckham, Butt, Giggs, the Nevilles and Scholes. The name Colin Telford is unlikely to sound familiar, but the man from Belfast was in the same team, only for a ...


Competition: The Rugby World Cup final

25th October 2015

Correctly predict the total number of points that will be scored in the Rugby World Cup final on Saturday 31st October 2015, to win a meal and drinks for two at Hillhead Bookclub. Enter using the link below: https://docs.google.com/a/glasgowguardian.co.uk/forms/d/1tKv96H1fs4BPDh3GV70mCttox-xEdRCnj1rOL9Ekv2c/viewform?c=0&w=1 Entries close at 4pm on Saturday 31st of October 2015. Good luck!...


“Charles Kennedy would have had a blast” – Ian Duncan MEP reflects on the Kennedy memorial debate

21st October 2015

Ian Duncan MEP On Friday 25 September, I found myself in the Glasgow University Union Debating Chamber. It had been a while. My last foray had not ended well. In my defence, it was over twenty years ago and I was wearing a scarlet gown at the time, as St Andrews students do. For those ...


Review: A Century of Style: Costume and Colour 1800-1899, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

21st October 2015

Agnes Checka Writer As an art lover without any particular interest in fashion, upon entering Kelvingrove’s Costume and Colour exhibition, I wasn’t sure what to expect. However, after seeing the array of vibrant, stunning pieces in all their glory, I have to admit that fashion is not to be dismissed as inferior to any other ...