2016 February



In praise of “dropping out”

2nd February 2016

Adam Taylor Writer Packing your bags, saying your goodbyes and leaving everything behind: I’m not talking about going to university, I’m talking about leaving it. It’s that time of year when many people make important life decisions and abandoning your student status is one of the most significant. Around 9% of UK students eventually leave ...


Library redevelopment completion delayed until May

2nd February 2016

Level two renovation set to last into exam season, despite earlier assurances Fraser McGowan Editor The redevelopment of levels one and two of the Glasgow University Library will not be completed until May, despite earlier assurances that the work would be completed by “early 2016”. A spokesperson for the University told The Glasgow Guardian: “The ...


Glasgow students join global #Match4Lara campaign

1st February 2016

Sophie Graham Writer Huge numbers of students are expected to register as potential bone marrow donors at a recruitment event this Wednesday, held by Glasgow Marrow and inspired by 24 year old student Lara Casalotti’s recent blood cancer diagnosis. Lara, from Hampstead, London, was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia in December, and is currently undergoing ...


Why junior doctors are wrong to strike

1st February 2016

Aidan Kerr Writer In post-industrial Britain, large scale strikes have become a rare occurrence. I struggle to recall a strike in my lifetime which has captured the public’s imagination in a similar fashion to those industrial disputes of the 1980s. That’s why the recent junior doctors’ strike in England – the first one by these ...