2016 November



The Equality Network launches bisexuality workshop

29th November 2016

Laurie Clarke Writer On the 3rd of December, the Equality Network will be hosting the one-day workshop BiTastic! in the Drumchapel Community Centre. Equality Network is a charity dedicated to supporting the rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex individuals living in Scotland. Sam Rankin, Intersectional Equalities Coordinator at the Equality Network, emphasised the ...


Modern conspiracy theories: daft or dangerous?

29th November 2016

Thomas McDonald Writer As The Glasgow Guardian readers will be aware, the elusive leafleteers responsible for the Holocaust-denying notices found across campus last term have struck again, this time darkening the Boyd Orr bulletin board with new leaflets attacking the practice of psychiatry and linking it to a sinister Jewish-run conspiracy. The group responsible for ...


Glasgow financial assistance highest in Scotland

28th November 2016

Rhys Harper News Editor More students sought financial assistance at the University of Glasgow last year than at any other university in Scotland, according to figures obtained by The Glasgow Guardian. Over the 2015/16 academic year, the University paid out over £1.5million to 961 students in need of financial assistance via the Discretionary Fund. Over ...


Ultimate frisbee: a sport for all

27th November 2016

Megan Brass Writer “Ultimate frisbee – is that like what I play with my dog in the park?” I hear you ask. A common misconception, and one which ultimate players everywhere are keen to challenge. Although it is a rapidly growing sport, many people have still never played, seen or even heard of ultimate frisbee ...


Should we really be so worried about proposed “fix rooms” for Scottish drug addicts?

27th November 2016

Hannah Donnelly Writer Glasgow is a city littered with leaves and blinking lights; walls crawling with street art. Here, life brews in every nook and forces its way through every crack and crevice in the pavements. Scattered throughout these streets, beneath the lights and sirens, are jagged points of discarded needles, left from users of ...


Glasgow University Boat Club captain reveals all

27th November 2016

John Gorrod Sports Editor Glasgow University Boat Club captain Stuart Mitchell has revealed all – in more ways than one – about one of the University’s longest-standing clubs. The Boat Club, or Rowing Club, has enjoyed great success this term and will soon publish a naked calendar to raise funds for charity & their club. ...


A roll and dice at Glasgow’s best board game cafe

27th November 2016

Creator Kenny Li talks to us about why Dice Roll cafe is more than just a game. Luke Shaw Deputy Culture Editor (Film & TV) Sitting in the warm din of the CCA Kenny Li strikes a fairly casual figure, but the event that he runs every few weeks, the Dice Roll cafe, is anything ...


Booker Prize: Scots’ efforts denigrated again

27th November 2016

This year’s Booker Prize nominees reveal a disheartening trend in the representation of Scottish novelists. Adam Nicholson Writer With Paul Beatty’s The Sellout nabbing the “prestigious” Man Booker Prize for 2016 – the first American to do so – the opportunity presents itself to review the present state of affairs of the literary award, now ...


Are university campuses becoming echo chambers of left wing debate, bereft of discussion?

27th November 2016

Jodie Pearce Views Editor In the wake of what has been an intense and strange six months of politics on both sides of the pond, many prominent journalists and politicians are among those asking “how did this happen?” Britain’s decision to leave the EU and America’s decision to elect Donald Trump are results that were ...


Become a ‘Student Social Media Officer’ and pay your rent in ‘swag’

26th November 2016

Lucy Miller Writer Like many other students, I have a part time job to fund my living expenses whilst at university. Like many other students, this job is not the career path I want to pursue, but it pays the bills. The University of Glasgow have advertised a job for the role of “Student Social ...