2015 December



Spotlight on Human Rights: Refugees

23rd December 2015

Rebecca Grant Columnist   (Since this is my very first column with the Guardian, I’d like to first of all say how pleased I am to be writing for such a brilliant, university-wide publication. I’d like to thank the Views Editors, Claire and Floraidh, for giving me the opportunity to write about what I care ...


Adventures in Vintage: a Glasgow Christmas Market combining Scottish Talent and Vintage Flair

22nd December 2015

Kirsty Conway Culture Editor Are you a magpie for all things vintage? Or just looking for somewhere a little different to finish off (or start!) your Christmas shopping? Look no further than Adventures in Vintage’s Christmas Market this Sunday 20th December in Glasgow’s Trades Hall. Adventures in Vintage is a new and innovative company, hosting ...


Glasgow University to give scholarships to four refugees

17th December 2015

Ainur Imangali Writer The University of Glasgow announced the series of measures to help asylum-seeking academics in getting education degree at University. The special fellowship programme has launched, with a total annual fund of £10,000. Four students will receive finance maintenance for their studies in Glasgow this year. University’s Principal and Vice-Chancellor Anton Muscatelli claimed ...


Glasgow Professor of Music reaches no. 3 in classical music charts

17th December 2015

Ainur Imangali Writer Gardiner Professor of Music at University of Glasgow John Butt hit the UK classical music charts by representing a new version of J.S. Bach’s “Magnificat”. As well as BBC Radio 3 selecting his work as the best CD of the week. Professor Butt commented: “The thing people like about it is not ...


Film Review: Sunset Song

16th December 2015

Cameron Harris Writer About 10 years ago, I was taken to see a touring production of Sunset Song, adapted from Lewis Grassic Gibbon’s novel. To my childhood self, the play seemed slow and uneventful. In fact, it was downright impossible to follow, what with the excessive use of east-coast Scots dialect and the erratic tempers ...


Controversy over live animals at QMU’s Yule Ball

16th December 2015

Alastair Thomas Editor Glasgow University’s Queen Margaret Union (QMU) has been criticised for its plans to feature live animals at its Yule Ball on Friday 18th December. The Union’s Yule Ball Facebook page advertises the opportunity for partying students to have their photo taken alongside “a real live owl” and a “12 foot python” at ...


University’s network provider subject of cyber hack

8th December 2015

Nathan Stilwell News Editor SuperJANET, the service responsible for running many of the UK’s academic and government network domains, is offline following a Distributed Denial of Service cyber attack. Many of the University of Glasgow’s network services, including the Eduroam Wifi, MyCampus and the work submission services Ukurnd and Turnitin, are currently facing extensive network ...


The Citizens at seventy: a theatre with personality

7th December 2015

Kirsty Conway Culture Editor The Citizens Theatre Company turns seventy this year, and, despite a turbulent history for the building that has housed this well-loved company, this is a theatre, and a company, that has remained true to its ethos of authenticity and personality. The building now known as The Citizens Theatre was first opened ...


Interview: Lawrence Sharkey

6th December 2015

Juliet Kirkland Writer Lawrence Sharkey, a University of Glasgow student, directed and produced a brilliant adaption of Stephen Sondheim’s musical Company that ran for four shows at the Webster’s Theatre in Glasgow from Thursday 12 November to Saturday 14 November. The Glasgow Guardian spoke to him about the show. Guardian: When did your production company, ...


GUU President assures fire alarm issues “have been resolved”

3rd December 2015

          Slater talks to The Glasgow Guardian about Hive hiccups, the future of the Stevenson Extension, and cross-campus relations       Nathan Stilwell News Editor Rory Slater, GUU President, has told The Glasgow Guardian that the issues with the Hive’s fire alarm have “have been resolved”. This statement comes after ...