2015 November



Third year sociology student takes LGBTI+ education petition to Scottish Parliament

5th November 2015

Rhys Harper Online Editor A campaign co-founded by a Glasgow University student have taken their petition for improvements to be made to tackle LGBTI+ bullying in Scottish schools in front of the Scottish Parliament. Jordan Daly, a third year Sociology student, started the TIE (Time for Inclusive Education) campaign with his friend Liam Stevenson to ...


Why the Humanities matter

5th November 2015

Annina Claesson Writer In June this year, all Japanese national universities received a shocking note from the education minister Hakubun Shimomura: either axe their humanities and social sciences departments or convert them into programmes that “better meet society’s needs”. This, of course, meant natural sciences and engineering courses. Not even law, economics or teaching training ...


Interview with GUSA President Caitlin Kelly

4th November 2015

Izzie Keating and Jonni Marsh speak to GUSA president Caitlin Kelly, ahead of the reopening of the campus’ only gym. In anticipation of the grand opening of GUSA’s new gym on Wednesday, The Glasgow Guardian went along to speak to Caitlin Kelly, president of the Glasgow University Sports Association. The team were working hard when we ...


Glasgow University FC 2s triumph over Edinburgh AFC 3s, 2 -1

4th November 2015

Jonni Marsh GUSA Correspondent A 25 yard rocket from the right boot of Thomas Mcdonald, midway through the second half, was enough for the GUFC 2s to take three points on a wet Wednesday afternoon.   After a difficult opening to the season, which saw the 2s fail to pick up any points in their ...


Hamlet: To See or Not to See?

4th November 2015

Tess Milligan Writer Plays were meant to be seen, not read. Seeing the text acted out is the best way to make a person understand the action, the themes and the joy that such a work can produce. Shakespeare’s plays were first published in 1623, seven years after his death. Until then, the only access ...


Travel on a shoestring: The Outer Hebrides

4th November 2015

Lindsay Middleton Writer Interrailing is rapidly becoming the favourite choice for students who want to take a break from University and explore a new part of the world. Of course, there are a lot of benefits: the freedom, being able to visit numerous different countries and of course, tasting all the different European food. Who ...


Jamie Oliver’s sugar tax is an attack on the poor, not on obesity

4th November 2015

Jodie Pearce Columnist Jamie Oliver has recently made headlines amidst the stepping up of his campaign to introduce a levy on sugary drinks in order to combat child obesity rates. Speaking to the House of Commons Health Committee, Oliver urged the government to introduce a ‘sugar tax’ of 20% on products with the highest content ...


University turns away from Turnitin

4th November 2015

Fraser McGowan Editor Glasgow University will cancel its Turnitin licence, if its trial of rival software Urkund proves to be a success, The Glasgow Guardian understands. After experiencing what have been described as “operational difficulties” with Turnitin, a plagiarism detection service, Glasgow is the first Russell Group university to sign up to Urkund, a Swedish ...


The SNP government is failing the students it pretends to support

3rd November 2015

James Richardson Writer Throughout their time in government, the SNP have sold themselves as the only party who is steadfast in rejecting the idea that the university debt burden should be placed on the individual student. They support the idea that it should be seen as an investment, so our young people are prepared for ...


Climbing the greasy pole

3rd November 2015

Melinda Noufal Writer Public opinion is changing right before our eyes. Pole dancing is finally becoming considered as a respectable sport, in which both men and women can participate. When our generation hear the expression ‘pole dancing,’ they think of pole fitness rather than strippers in a seedy club. Pole dancing has been around for ...