2016 March



Dismay over delayed stipend payments to PGR students

31st March 2016

Fraser McGowan and Lauren Holt Editor and News Editor Postgraduate Research (PGR) students have not received their stipend payments today as expected, owing to an administrative delay caused by the Easter bank holiday, the Glasgow Guardian understands. The University of Glasgow, which makes stipend payments to PGR students on behalf of funding bodies, ‘failed to ...


Freedom of Information for all, for now

31st March 2016

Tess Milligan Writer The Freedom of Information Act was introduced in 2000 by then Prime Minister Tony Blair, a move he now calls himself an “idiot” for making. This, published in his recent memoirs, was followed by his criticism that the Freedom of Information act was used, not by the general public, but by journalists. ...


Police Scotland to crack down on LGBTI hate crime

31st March 2016

Katy Scott Writer Police Scotland and the Equality Network are planning to work together to tackle crimes faced by LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex) people and increase support for victims of sexual orientation motivated hate crimes. The Equality Network is Scotland’s national LGBTI equality and human rights charity. In their cooperation with Police ...


On exam timetables, the university needs to speed up

28th March 2016

Fraser McDougall Writer Hypocrisy riles the public perhaps more so than any other sin, and it’s the accusation laid at the University of Glasgow’s door after the delay of the release of this year’s Spring Examination Timetable. The University’s own handbook on late submissions outlines the severity of the consequences of late submission: Section 2.2 ...


Why is there still a gender imbalance in STEM careers?

24th March 2016

Katy Scott Writer In light of the recent International Women’s week, it seems fitting to discuss the enduring gender disproportion within characteristically “masculine” subjects – such as engineering – and the careers which follow. Ellen Simmons, current president of  Glasgow University’s Female Engineers (FEMENG) blames the gender gap on the “lack of inspirational role mode...


The market economy of online activism

22nd March 2016

Rowan Harris Writer ‘Clicktivism’ – the internet phenomenon of endorsing social and political change that is almost as indolent as the portmanteau that denotes it. As tools for empowering underrepresented groups, websites such as Change.org have allowed people to campaign for change on issues in a world which, according to its managing director Simon Willis, ...


Anton Muscatelli assures fiscal framework is “a good deal” in Stevenson Trust lecture

22nd March 2016

Nathan Stilwell & Rhys Harper News Editor & Online Editor Professor Anton Muscatelli, principal and vice-chancellor of the University of Glasgow, assured attendees at a Stevenson Trust lecture last week that the fiscal framework for devolution is a good deal for both the Scottish and UK governments. Muscatelli explained the framework options both parties had ...


University apologises for exam timetable delay

21st March 2016

Lauren Holt News Editor The University of Glasgow has apologised to its students for the delay in the release of the exam timetable, which was eventually released on Saturday 19 March. The Glasgow University’s Twitter account informed students of the delay at 11am the previous day, tweeting: “Know lots of you wanting to know when ...


#UXON outdoor uni nationals

20th March 2016

Rory Curran Writer Friday evening was spent re-lacing boots with rainbow laces in the university stance for equality in sport. Saturday started the same as it did the previous year: playing Leeds, who have a particularly strong female half of their team. Glasgow started well and never looked back, registering a strong 13-9 win. Next ...


SRC VP writes to to Margaret Burgess MSP over Private Housing Bill.

20th March 2016

Nathan Stilwell News Editor Una Marie Darragh, Vice President Student Activities for the Student Representative Council (SRC) has written to Margaret Burgess MSP, the Minister for Housing and Welfare, regarding the Private Housing Bill in the Scottish Parliament. Darragh has expressed concerns over the eviction grounds of the Private Housing Bill, where tenants could be ...