2015 October



Review: ‘A Quiet Inquisition’, Document Film Festival

21st October 2015

Kirsty Conway Culture Editor What happens in a country where women have no right to an abortion, regardless of circumstances?   ‘A Quiet Inquisition’, shown on the opening night of the Document International Human Rights Film Festival in Glasgow, highlights this question that urgently needs to be addressed. In seven countries in the world, women ...


Senate brands controversial HE Governance Bill a threat to ‘institutional autonomy’

20th October 2015

Andrew McIntyre Writer The government’s proposed Higher Education Governance Bill has drawn fresh criticism from the University of Glasgow’s Council of Senate, who have at last released an official response to the legislation. Although the council supported proposals that aim to improve the agility of senate decisions, the response claims that giving such administrative powers to ...


Review: Pretty Vicious, King Tuts, 28th September

20th October 2015

Adam Taylor Writer Walking into the legendary King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, as always, I admire the famous staircase, each step displaying huge acts that have graced the small stage. King Tut’s is a brilliant venue for showcasing up-and-coming artists, and Pretty Vicious fit right in. The band have been making steady progress in the ...


Maintaining a relationship at uni might be difficult but it is doable

20th October 2015

Zoe MacNoughton Writer   Recently, The Guardian newspaper published a comment article verbally banning freshers from starting university in a relationship with the warning ‘don’t even think about it’. The piece champions the benefits of a uni career spent single and, above all else, ready to mingle. In fact, the entire argument seems to be centred ...


EXCLUSIVE: The Hive returns

15th October 2015

The Glasgow Guardian has been given exclusive access to the Stevenson Extension, which houses the Glasgow University Union’s legendary nightclub, ‘The Hive’. The long-awaited extension, which holds its first club night on Saturday, also includes ‘G12’, a cafe looking onto University Avenue;  ‘Base’, a bar sponsored by Jack Daniels; and ‘The WellR...


Do halls offer value for money?

12th October 2015

Harry Vizor Writer As we all know, university is no cheap adventure. Even if you don’t have to pay your tuition fees, university halls of residence do not appear to be helping students cut back on costs – particularly at Glasgow. Murano Street Student Village is the cheapest option for students at Glasgow. However, compared ...


Where are all the women?

12th October 2015

The all-male line-up casts a long shadow over freshers’ week Claire Thomson Views Editor This year’s freshers’ week line-up is filled with the standard fare; comedy, DJs and a night of nostalgic pop punk. The only thing that’s missing is a woman. Of the advertised evening headline acts, not a single one is female. Somehow, ...


Interview: Anna Coogan

6th October 2015

Shaun Kennedy Writer If you like your folk musicians salty, bitter-sweet, and satisfying as hell then you should know Anna Coogan, and that she’ll be playing in Glasgow at the Woodend Bowling & Lawn Tennis Club on October 8th. Prior to her tour we caught up to talk to her about fish biology, hangovers and ...


The Furniture Pop Up: Bringing Local Back

6th October 2015

Kirsty Conway Culture Editor With an increasing interest in the UK with buying British, and supporting local, generally smaller brands and produce, Scotland is no exception. A leading influence in supporting Scottish makers – particularly in the industries of furniture, art and textiles – are Blue Tin Events, whose stated focus is on “bringing local back”.   After ...


Review: Lighthouse, O2 ABC, 29th September

6th October 2015

Sarah Stockinger Writer After a hiatus of almost two years, and the addition of a new guitarist to the group, the Californian four-piece, Lifehouse, returned to Glasgow last week for the first time in over four years. The Scottish audience seemed to have missed them dearly, with the O2 ABC being fit to burst before ...