2016 September



Brexit does not mean the end for study exchanges

22nd September 2016

Tanya Zhekova Writer No one really knows what exactly is going to happen when the UK finally leaves the EU, not even Theresa May herself. Naturally, the first concern for us students would be losing the opportunity to study (and work) in another EU country while receiving a financial grant and academic credit. I do ...


Queen’s Park: the early pioneers of the beautiful game

21st September 2016

Credit: Ian Cairns Jack Haugh Sports Editor Scotland has a lot of inventions to be proud of. From John Logie Baird’s television to Alexander Fleming’s discovery of penicillin. However, there is one invention that so often is overlook in the thrills and spills of the 21st century, but without a small group of Glaswegians, we ...


Pride: party and poignancy

21st September 2016

Mac Convery Writer Saturday 20th August saw the start of Glasgow’s Pride weekend, with thousands attending events at both the original Pride and its younger counterpart, Free Pride. Individuals, charities, and other groups from across Scotland took part in the parade that left from Glasgow Green. Scottish Labour, the Equality Network, and the Terrance Higgins ...


Western bias in education

21st September 2016

Selena Drake Writer Two years ago Michael Gove banned the studying of American literature in schools in an attempt to further Anglicise the British education system. Texts that we had become accustomed to, like To Kill a Mockingbird and Of Mice and Men were abruptly removed from the English Literature syllabus. This decision means that ...


Kelvin Hall re-opens to the public

19th September 2016

Katy Scott News Editor The Kelvin Hall is now open to the public following completion of the first stage of its £35million makeover project. The Kelvin Hall renovation is part of the University of Glasgow’s £1billion campus development plan. Research and teaching labs, seminar rooms, postgraduate study spaces, a conservation studio and a conference suite ...


Fresher’s guide to lunch

19th September 2016

Kyle Gunn Deputy Culture Editor (Food & Drink) There’s no shortage of places around uni to get a decent lunch. If you don’t have the time, the inclination, or (god forbid) the skill to make yourself a ham sandwich and wrap it in clingfilm, there are a handful of options right here on campus. The ...


Labour are students’ only hope at Westminster

19th September 2016

Nelson Cummins Writer At the beginning of August, a YouGov poll showed the Conservative Party’s popularity to be on the rise. Despite the clear divisions across the UK, highlighted by the EU referendum, the Conservatives opened up a 14 point lead over the Labour Party. Labour enjoys a higher amount of support and membership from ...


University to spend £8.3 million on temporary “modular accommodation” for maths and stats

17th September 2016

Fraser McGowan Contributing Editor The University is to spend £8.3 million on relocating the School of Mathematics and Statistics to temporary “modular accommodation”, enabling the demolition of the Maths Building to make way for the new Learning and Teaching Hub. The “decant”, expected to last for five years, will mean that staff and students within ...


Partick Thistle: always building for the future

17th September 2016

John Gorrod Sports Editor “I’m a Partick Thistle fan,” said Laidlaw, Glasgow’s most famous detective. After a summer of the back pages being dominated by Rangers and Celtic, even Laidlaw would have struggled to find clues pointing to the existence of the third Premiership club in the city. But Thistle are fighting fit. The club, ...


GLA: Twin Atlantic’s newest album is an exciting musical tribute to Glasgow

16th September 2016

Michael Phillips Writer Twin Atlantic, one of Scotland’s most renowned bands, released their new album GLA earlier this month after taking only six weeks to record, compared to Great Divide which took six months. The band are now travelling the UK to promote the album, the tour described as a new start for all band ...