2016 November



RAG committee to host Christmas themed fundraisers

30th November 2016

Katy Scott News Editor Glasgow University’s Raising and Giving (RAG) committee will be holding a number of Christmas-themed fundraising efforts to round off the term. The first event of the season will be held all day on 1 December, with candy cane stalls on level three of the Glasgow University Library and outside the Fraser ...


Bread Meats Bread meets vegan?

29th November 2016

Rhiannon Norman Writer Bread Meats Bread is one of the most famous Glaswegian institutions going. Famed for their “Wolf of St Vincent Street” burger, they’re known to do meat well, and even serve it with a side of more meat, on fries (read: bacon fries). I consider myself to have burgered with the best of ...


Students launched petition for Kelvin Way CCTV after woman is robbed

29th November 2016

The petition currently has over 1,700 signatures on Change.org. Claire Thomson Deputy Editor University of Glasgow students have launched a petition calling for Glasgow City Council to install CCTV and improved lighting on the West End’s Kelvin Way. Kelvin Way is the main thoroughfare between Finnieston, a popular student area home to university halls of ...


Red Alert Society appeal for washbags for vulnerable women

29th November 2016

Malcolm Cohn Writer The Glasgow University Red Alert Society are pushing to collect filled washbags for vulnerable women over the winter months. The focus of the Red Alert society is to provide sanitary products to those who cannot afford their own, both regionally and nationally. The society is hoping to provide these products to homeless ...


Student bodies “live below the line” for a week

29th November 2016

Billie Armstrong Writer From 21 November, all four of Glasgow University’s student bodies lived on £1 a day for five days in order to raise money for Glasgow’s North-West food bank. Members of the Students’ Representative Council, Queen Margaret Union, Glasgow University Union and Glasgow University Sports Association all took part in the initiative. This ...


Forum for staff and students addresses Brexit fears

29th November 2016

Andrew McCluskey Writer On 23 November, the University of Glasgow held a Staff and Student Forum on public concerns around Brexit. The event was led by the Principal of the University of Glasgow, Anton Muscatelli. The panel consisted of a range of Directors and Vice Principals from the University of Glasgow, as well as Ameer ...


Research reveals Scout participation lowers mental health risks

29th November 2016

Rory Maguire Writer A study carried out by University of Glasgow has found that participation in Scouts or Guides may lower the risk of poor mental health later in life. The research was carried out by scientists at both Glasgow and Edinburgh University and aimed to discover a link between participation in Scouts or Guides ...


The Conversation Live discusses post-Brexit Britain

29th November 2016

Rhiannon J. Davies Writer The University of Glasgow recently hosted its first Conversation event on the issue of post-Brexit Britain. The event was free and spaces could be booked online. Spaces for the panel discussion sold out in advance. Entitled “Countdown to Brexit – where next for the UK and Europe?”, the debate was staged ...


EU student applications drop after Brexit vote

29th November 2016

Andrew McCluskey Writer Recently released statistics from UCAS have revealed that applications from EU students to early deadline courses in the 2017 application cycle have significantly dropped in the wake of the EU referendum result in June. Despite an overall increase in early applicants, the number of EU students applying before the early deadline has ...


Is the sugar tax really enough?

29th November 2016

An interview with Professor Mike Lean. Rowan Harris Writer The company behind Irn Bru, AG Barr, has recently hinted at a 10% reduction in its workforce in order to compensate for financial losses expected from the “negative media coverage” of soft drinks. This follows the announcement of the sugar tax on soft drinks earlier this ...