2016 June



The Scottish Conservative Renaissance

30th June 2016

Kyle Thornton Writer Some have complained that the Scottish Parliament election campaign was a relatively lacklustre affair but the same can certainly not be said of the results. On the morning of the 6th of May, the political realities of Scotland changed seismically. The SNP juggernaut finally showed signs of slowing with the loss of ...


Glasgow student inspires hundreds to register as bone marrow donors

16th June 2016

Claire Thomson Views Editor A Glasgow University student diagnosed with leukaemia has penned a blog which has inspired over 200 people to register as bone marrow donors. Neil McClean, a 20-year-old Physiology student, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in February of 2014 during his first year at university. Following his diagnosis, the student began ...


Glasgow University staff set to strike in escalating pay row

12th June 2016

Nathan Stilwell News Editor Staff at the University are due to strike on Thursday 16 June as part of the latest wave of UK-wide industrial action the ongoing row over pay. The strike will hit on an open day and staff will be on picket lines as well as lobbying parents and students to talk ...


UCAS data reveals poor applicants are three times less likely to get in to Glasgow University than wealthier ones

9th June 2016

Rhys Harper Online Editor Data released from UCAS this morning has revealed that applicants to the University of Glasgow from the most deprived areas in Scotland are less than three times as likely to receive an offer than applicants from the least deprived areas across all age ranges. 34% of offers in the most recent ...


Republicanism needs a rebrand

6th June 2016

Rhys Harper Online Editor British republicanism is viewed as worse than an irrelevance in our national discourse. It is perceived as a joyless, spiteful waste of time. The pantomime villain and comic relief spliced together; the po-faced vegan eyeing your Happy Meal like it’s Bernie Madoff; every annoying Facebook friend you ever muted for endlessly ...


LGBT-only halls: a short-term alternative, at best

3rd June 2016

Mac Convery Writer I need to be honest here. As a critic of Free Pride’s old LGBT-only board policy, and a believer in equality, when I first heard that students across the country have been calling for the establishment of LGBT-only accommodation, I scoffed at the idea. Frankly, I thought it was ridiculous. How could ...


Library overcrowding is not just a term-time problem

2nd June 2016

Jessica Shenton Writer I lock eyes with my opponent as we subtly pick up our pace. We both want the same thing, but only one can succeed. May the odds be ever in our favour. This may sound like a scene from the Hunger Games, but in reality it describes the race for a free ...