2016 March



SRC to push for ending of private contract with halls of residence management company

19th March 2016

Claire Thomson Views Editor Glasgow University’s Students’ Representative Council, in its penultimate meeting of the academic year, passed a motion to urge the University Court to end its 32 year contract with residence management company, Sanctuary Housing.   The motion comes after SRC President Liam King voiced his concerns about the standards and cost of ...


Our amber ‘free speech’ rating is a colour to wear with pride

10th March 2016

Shaun Kennedy Writer The verdict has been delivered: we are amber. Spiked Online decided this in light of Glasgow University’s policy on free speech, citing the QMU’s ban on the song ‘Blurred Lines’ as well as the refusal to give homophobic cleric, Mufti Ismail Menk a platform. As the novelist Bret Easton Ellis frequently declares on ...


Theatre review: Girls Like That

9th March 2016

Kaisa Saarinen Writer (29 Feb & 1 March, Stereo) The STAG production of Evan Placey’s ‘Girls Like That’ explores the hierarchy of a tightly-knit girls’ school community, and charms the audience with its dynamic all-female cast. The play follows a group of girls who grow up aware of their place in the social pecking order. The central ...


Letter to the editors: what exactly are students in Murano Street paying £440 a month for?

9th March 2016

Dear Sirs, In the issue dated 21st November 2001 this paper ran the headline ‘Outrage at halls sell-out’. The outraged concerned the now-enacted plans to strike a 32-year deal to sell off student halls to a private company, Glasgow Student Village. The story this paper ran detailed how the SRC had been frozen out from all discussions ...


Brexit and the BBC

9th March 2016

Rowan Harris Writer For all The Andrew Marr Show’s professed objectivism, this Sunday’s show was an ignominious attempt at self-aggrandisement. In an interview with Boris Johnson which illuminated not the complexities of the EU referendum debate in its currently bewildering state but rather the obsolescence of his own show, Marr served to further obfuscate the ...


Review: QMU Live Fest’s Battle of the Bands

8th March 2016

Kate Golledge Writer QMU’s battle of the bands saw eleven acts compete to win a £150 cash prize and a place to perform at QMU’s Live Fest on Saturday 12 March. The bands had seven minutes to play on stage followed by individual feedback by four student judges who chose Blair Coron and King Wine ...


Vladimir Posner: anti-American feeling in Russia is ‘Stronger now than during the cold War’

7th March 2016

Vladimir Posner warned that “the relationship between the West and Russia is dangerous” in a talk today at the University of Glasgow. Nathan Stilwell News Editor Vladimir Posner, an important figure from Cold War Russia, spoke at Glasgow University today regarding the relationship between his country and the West. Posner is a French, American and ...


Corbyn’s problem with women

7th March 2016

Jessica Shenton Writer The Labour Party’s first Shadow cabinet reshuffle since Jeremy Corbyn took on the leaderships was always going to attract considerable media attention. However as speculation grew that Corbyn will target rebellious shadow ministers, the reshuffle has proven controversial for more than just ideology. Blairite MP Jess Phillips has accused Corbyn of “non-violent ...


Jack Smith elected QMU president

3rd March 2016

Jack Smith has been elected QMU president with a majority of 85 votes,. Smith received a total of 238 votes with Emma Anderson receiving 153, Scott Wilson 87 and Joe Mullally 26. A list of the successful candidates: Honorary Secretary: Kat Denholm Honorary Assistant Secretary: Andrew Brown Social Convenor: Noah Cloak Publications Convenor: Cat Acheson Campaigns ...


SRC spring election 2016 – full results

3rd March 2016

Sabbatical officers President Ameer Ibrahim: 1, 561 votes Una Marie Darragh: 1,543 Ellen Morton: 227 Vice President (Education) Kate Powell: 1087 votes Salim Al-Wasity: 211 votes Vice President (Student Activities):  Mhairi Harris: 966 Galina Misheva: 380 Farhan Riaz Ahmed: 252 Vice President (Student Support) Erin Ross: 829 votes Iain French: 272 votes Welfare and Equal ...