2015 November



Glasgow’s subway system to be modernised next summer

20th November 2015

Alastair Thomas Editor Glasgow’s subway will undergo a £300 million overhaul to modernise its system during the summer of 2016. The engineering work will include introducing driverless trains and the installation of glass screens at the side of platforms. The subway system, owned by Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT), has an average of 40,000 commuters ...


Glasgow University is failing its 5,000 home students

20th November 2015

Home students are not made to feel welcome on campus Aidan Kerr Writer Student life begins for many as they pack up their belongings and say goodbye to their families. Leaving home is the norm for the many. Yes, there’ll be a few tears with the farewell in early September but there’ll also be a ...


Glasgow University Charity Fashion Show spent three times as much as it donated to charity

19th November 2015

Paid £10,915 to an events management company for equipment, operators and project management Received £8,000 from the University’s Chancellor’s Fund Donated just £3,200 to the Beatson Pebble Appeal following the fashion show in February 2015 Accusations of “student vanity” levelled at the society by an industry expert Nathan Stilwell News Editor The Glasgow Guardian has...


Glasgow food guide: Indian

17th November 2015

Lindsay Middleton Writer   Glasgow is renowned as one of the best places to get a curry in Britain. With scores of Indian restaurants, all catering to slightly different needs, it can be difficult to decide on the best place for your curry fix. This is your guide to four of the best Indian restaurants ...


Glasgow stands strong with Paris

17th November 2015

Émilie Sizarols Writer On Saturday the 14th, nearly 500 people gathered for a vigil on the Buchanan Gallery steps, after student Liam Bruce created the event on Facebook. The vigil was organised in order to remember those who lost their lives in the terror attacks that took place in Paris on Friday the 13th of ...


We need new balls! A plea to all from Women’s Volleyball

12th November 2015

A catch up with the women’s volleyball club reveals the new star players, their brave endurance of injuries, and insight to the poor training conditions in which they are expected to practice. You will soon see why the club are in the running to win five thousand pounds, and how you can help. Izzie Keating ...


SRC president brands prospectus cover “the foulest thing produced in years”

11th November 2015

Fraser McGowan Editor President of the Students’ Representative Council (GUSRC) Liam King has criticised the front cover of the latest undergraduate prospectus, calling it “the foulest thing produced in years”. He told The Glasgow Guardian: “The company contracted to out this work, D8, were either working to a terrible brief or the University willingly ...


Should we really listen to Jennifer Lawrence over the gender pay gap?

10th November 2015

Rachel Walker Writer   In 2014, the pay gap between men and women stood at 19.1% in modern Britain; in the USA, the gap rose to 21%. According to the Global Gender Gap Index issued by the World Economic Forum, not one country has full equality between the genders and, at the current rate of ...


Speaking out against inappropriate behaviour is as important as ever

10th November 2015

Hannah Webster Columnist It is incredibly easy to accept things for the way they are. This can apply to anything in life, from slipping grades (a 2:1 is becoming all the more appealing these days as the pipe dream of a first fades into the distance) to the comfort of a relationship with stability but ...


Review: The Choir, Citizens Theatre

10th November 2015

Adam Barr and Leo Brown Writers On walking into the foyer of the Citizen’s Theatre, it was difficult to know quite what to expect from Dominic Hill’s production of The Choir. Evidently, the show would be about bringing people together through song, but would it all end up feeling like an episode of Glee set ...