2016 January



Glasgow Food Guide: Fish and Chips

30th January 2016

Lindsay Middleton Writer Whether you prefer your chips served in a posh, hipster-esque mini fryer, or straight out of the newspaper, Fish and Chips is a dish that can be tailored to suit any occasion. Here are four fabulous chip shops in Glasgow to visit either as a treat to yourself, for a pleasant meal ...


Glasgow absent from Global Employability University Ranking Top 150

29th January 2016

Andrew McIntyre Writer The Global Employability University Ranking (GEUR), a survey that scores universities from across the world based on their graduate employability, has released its list of top 150 institutions for 2015. Of the 150 higher education institutes ranked, 12 UK universities are included, but the University of Edinburgh is the only Scottish institution ...


Controversy over the one-night revival of Cheesy Pop

28th January 2016

Nathan Stilwell News Editor A one-off Cheesy Pop night has been organised by the Queen Margaret Union (QMU) for Friday 29 January, but concerns have been raised about the role played by QMU board members in the decision to revive the long-running club night.   While Cheesy Pop was a well attended successful club night, ...


University receives ‘amber’ rating in free speech rankings

26th January 2016

Rhys Harper & Emily James Online Editor & Writer The University of Glasgow has been rated “amber” in a “Free Speech University Rankings” study organised by Spiked Online, a right-leaning online publication. The study, which is in its second year, assessed 115 higher education institutions across the UK. It assigned institutions as green, amber or ...


The Libertines: Review

25th January 2016

Rhoda Morrison Culture Editor The SSE Hydro was buzzing on Thursday night as The Libertines took to the stage for the opening night of their UK arena tour and, judging by the lengthy queues of shivering fans waiting to get in, their return to the stage had been eagerly awaited. As soon as the lights ...


#OscarsSoWhite: the Academy Awards boycott

25th January 2016

Selena Drake Writer “You don’t get an Oscar for the colour of your skin,” columnist Katie Hopkins argued in response to Jada Pinkett-Smith’s decision to boycott the Oscars. Pinkett-Smith based her decision on her belief that black actors are not receiving due acknowledgement by the Academy for their contribution to film. While it is difficult ...


Pro-choice Christians need to speak up: reproductive rights are human rights

14th January 2016

Rebecca Grant Columnist Most people who know me will know that I’m a Christian. Some will also know that I found my faith not in the ubiquitous Church of Scotland either, but in the Baptist Church. My church defines Christianity not just as a belief system, but as a lifestyle. We take Jesus very seriously. ...


The ethics of travel: tourism boycotts

13th January 2016

Annina Claesson Writer On my first day in Beijing, my companion and I were stopped by two armed policemen at a busy junction near the Wangfujing shopping street. ‘We’ll need to see your passports’, they said. We explained that we were just crossing the street. They repeated their command, and it became clear that no ...


More women than men studying at university is not some problem waiting to be solved

8th January 2016

Clare Patterson Writer   ‘The gender gap at universities: where are all the men?’ begins an article in the Guardian from 2013. Most universities now have more female students than male; in 2010 the ratio was around 55% female, 45% male, a trend which has continued in the five years since, with undergraduate programmes at ...


The Glasgow Effect: artist causes controversy over taxpayer-funded ‘action research project’

6th January 2016

Lauren Holt News Editor An artist has been given £15,000 to spend a year without leaving Glasgow, a move defended by Creative Scotland. London-born Ellie Harrison’s project is called the Glasgow Effect – a term commonly used to describe unusually poor health in parts of the city. The project is described as a year long ...