2015 November



University continues to run massive surpluses to help fund campus redevelopment

3rd November 2015

Fraser McGowan Editor   The University of Glasgow will run a surplus every year until at least 2019 in order to be “at a level that would enable the planned £775m investment in the estate over the next 10 years”. Minutes from a meeting of the University Court, which took place in June, show that ...


University to increase international student population to 5,000 by 2020

3rd November 2015

Louisa Kuehme Writer   In its recently published five-year strategic plan, the University of Glasgow has outlined its intention to increase the international student population to 5,000 by 2020. The new internationalisation strategy also includes providing and facilitating more international experiences for students at the University of Glasgow, allowing at least 20% of students to ...


Personality politics: the death of sensible debate

3rd November 2015

Claire Thomson Views Editor   If we’ve learned anything so far in 2015, it’s surely that pigs and politics don’t mix. It is a lesson that Ed Miliband (remember him?) and David Cameron have learned the hard way. Poor Ed was ridiculed for failing to eat a bacon sandwich with grace, something I’d confidently challenge ...


University and SRC launch anti-bullying campaign

3rd November 2015

Nathan Stilwell News Editor   The University of Glasgow and SRC have launched an anti-bullying and harassment campaign called “FullStop”, with the intention of highlighting the University’s Dignity at Work and Study policy, which was approved by the the University Senate in February 2014. The FullStop campaign consists of a web page with links to ...


The fine line between amateur and professional theatre

3rd November 2015

Kirsty Conway Culture Editor   I have been thinking about the importance of amateur theatre since I saw the City of Glasgow College’s production of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, which ended not with the cast taking their bows and exiting the stage, but simply breaking character and milling into the audience to chat to their ...


Studying gender history would teach men that they too are limited by gender stereotypes

3rd November 2015

Florence Smith Writer   Nobody found it surprising that this year I decided to take a history course titled Patriarchy, Sex and Gender. Neither was I initially surprised to learn that only two boys had decided to take this class. On reflection, however, I wondered why I find it normal that courses focused on gender ...


Sobriety is an increasingly common lifestyle choice, not just a fundraising gimmick

2nd November 2015

 Jessica Shenton Writer Since the new academic year began, I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve been asked this question as I stand at the bar, ordering my new drink of choice, a J2O. The Go Sober for October challenge, where participants give up alcohol for the month of October in return for ...


Why everyone should go see Suffragette

2nd November 2015

Rhoda Morrison Culture Editor   In my first year at university, one of my tutors asked my tutorial group, made up of twelve girls and two boys, who would call themselves a feminist.   Only two of us, both girls, raised our hands.   I remember being really shocked. Why on earth wouldn’t you be ...


Library redevelopment will not be completed until “early in 2016”

2nd November 2015

Fraser McGowan Editor The redevelopment of levels one and two of the Glasgow University library will not be complete until “early in 2016”, despite assurances that the work would be completed in November of this year.     Since renovation work began, access to the library has been through a side entrance to the building. ...