2016 September



Principal reassures students and advises on EU relations

15th September 2016

Rhys Harper & Katy Scott News Editors The Principal of the University of Glasgow, Anton Muscatelli, has sought to reassure students from the European Union that their status is not at risk following June’s referendum decision to leave the EU. In a statement released to staff and students, Professor Muscatelli pointed to the “extent to ...


The way you look (at me) tonight

14th September 2016

Rachel Boyd Deputy Culture Editor (Art) The Way You Look (at me) Tonight confronts the stigma of performance as a contrived artform. This show is presented as part of the upcoming Unlimited Festival, celebrating a body of contemporary disabled artists. A project by Claire Cunningham and Jess Curtis, The Way You Look asks what it ...


Art and Anxiety: student artists discuss the fears and anxieties of creation

14th September 2016

Rachel Boyd Deputy Culture Editor (Art) The nuances between productivity and creativity were what first interested Emma Hislop and Claire McGinlay. After an anxious first year spent studying at the Glasgow School of Art, both artists were struggling to position themselves; between fulfilling objectives as students and keeping up with the domestics of everyday life, ...


The harsh repercussions of student grant reforms

14th September 2016

Jodie Pearce Views Editor Changes to student grants announced in the 2015 budget have now come into effect, scrapping the previous maintenance grants for those from the lowest income households and replacing them with loans. The move will leave those from the poorest backgrounds with the highest amounts of debt post-graduation, forced to begin their ...


Union Grants slashed for 2nd consecutive year

14th September 2016

Nathan Stilwell Deputy Editor-in-Chief The block grants given by the University to the Glasgow University Union and the Queen Margaret Union will each be reduced by £5,300 for the academic year 2016/17. Both Unions will receive £228,700 each from the University, down from £234,000 in the previous academic year 2015/16. Block grants have continually dropped ...


Blair Witch sequel: fulfilling modern audiences’ expectations?

13th September 2016

Luke Shaw Deputy Culture Editor (Film & TV) The mantra that there’s nothing new under the sun is… nothing new, considering Hollywood has been remaking its own films since the 1920s. The much loved Judy Garland’s Wizard of Oz wasn’t the first time L. Frank Baum’s beloved story had been transferred to the silver screen to ...


Feature – The women running the world

13th September 2016

  By Selena Jackson and Kristina Cimova Features Editor and Writer Hillary, Angela and Theresa. The three most talked about women in politics today. Three remarkable women with three different stories of how they came to be the most popular, powerful and influential women in modern day public service. We looked closely at what drives ...


QMU fails to honour the women who founded it

13th September 2016

Claire Thomson Deputy Editor In fair Hillhead where we lay our scene, Glasgow University’s two oft warring feminist societies can finally make their peace and unite in jubilation. Because this year, there is one lone female headliner on the Freshers’ Week line-up. Glasgow’s feminists can now rejoice at the stunning progress made by the University’s ...


Controversial counter-terrorism strategy begins at Glasgow University

13th September 2016

Rhys Harper News Editor The controversial counter-terrorism strategy, Prevent, is being formally rolled out at the University of Glasgow this term. Documents sent to University employees detail how staff are expected to report students they believe are being radicalised. The documents also detail the rights of the University to block speakers they deem inappropriate from ...


Sexual violence prevention workshops to be held across campus

4th September 2016

Katy Scott News Editor Students at the University of Glasgow and Glasgow Caledonian University have partnered with Rape Crisis Scotland to launch a training programme on preventing sexual violence. A total of 25 students from both universities have recently taken part in five days of intensive training taught by Rape Crisis Scotland and shaped for ...