2016 November



Reclaim the Night returns to Glasgow

25th November 2016

Laurie Clarke Writer Glasgow’s annual Reclaim the Night march will take to the streets in protest against sexual violence in Scotland on November 25. Glasgow’s Student Unions have banded together to organise this year’s march, following in the footsteps of the Glasgow Rape Crisis Centre, who are celebrating their 40th anniversary this year. This year ...


In support of International Men’s Day

24th November 2016

Kirstine MacNiven Writer International Men’s Day (IMD) is a highly contentious event across the world, purporting to “highlight some serious issues, celebrate Britain’s men and boys in all their diversity, and have some serious fun”. Events have notably been cancelled at York University in 2015, and surrounded by high controversy here at Glasgow. Worldwide it ...


International men’s day reflects society’s inequalities

24th November 2016

Florence Smith Writer This year, International Men’s Day will take place on the 19th of November. It is promoted as a day focused on “improving gender relations”, “promoting gender equality” and allowing men to “celebrate their achievements and contributions” to society. It is the latter of these statements that has caused some feminists to argue ...


University student job criticised by workers’ rights group

24th November 2016

Taylor Robertson Travel Editor The University of Glasgow is currently seeking a Student Social Media Officer to add to its social media team. Workers’ rights group Better Than Zero have recently criticised the University’s student job offering for “following the lowest common denominator of poverty pay and unpaid internships”. According to the job description, the ...


Inter-Uni charity Muay Thai a success

23rd November 2016

Lauren Holt and Katy Scott Business Manager and News Editor Muay Thai came to the masses on Monday night at the GUU, as Glasgow University Muay Thai hosted an inter-uni charity fight, inviting students from Glasgow University, Caledonian, Strathclyde, Stirling and Edinburgh. The event was held along with Glasgow Marrow, who raised £74.91 in bake ...


Scotland Loves Anime: Love in a time of discontent

22nd November 2016

Makoto Shinkai’s latest film offers audiences a different kind of love story to root for Katie Heeps Writer The mystery film at this year’s Scotland Loves Anime festival did not remain a mystery for long. The festival had the pleasure of showing – for only the second time in Scotland – Your Name, the latest ...


Scotland Loves Anime: Where it all began

22nd November 2016

Scotland Loves Anime takes its patrons back to the roots of anime with their screening of Belladonna of Sadness Elisabeth Graham Writer There is an adage that goes, “To know where you’re going, you need to know where you’re coming from.” This was certainly the case with the opening ceremonies for Scotland Loves Anime 2016. ...


Sexual violence prevention workshops’ continued success

22nd November 2016

Jo Reid Writer Following the success of the SRC Sexual Violence Prevention workshops delivered to all four student bodies’ Freshers’ Helpers this year, the SRC are now offering the sessions across campus. The workshops are being held twice every Monday in November and take place in the Williams Room of the McIntyre Building on campus. ...


The snobbery of the female role model debate

22nd November 2016

Fiona Paterson Writer Just over a month ago, private school Headmistress, Jane Lunnon of Wimbledon High School, said that young women should be looking up to the more “appropriate” role models of Shakespeare’s heroines rather than the likes of Kim Kardashian. Mere weeks later, the UN overlooked the many women standing up for their rights ...


Feeding the Monster Machine

22nd November 2016

A look into generative design with Design Displacement Group. Elisabeth Graham Writer As the world careens out of control in both social and political spheres, one can choose to be passive or to engage with the discourse of modernity. Design Displacement Group chooses to do the latter. The Design Displacement Group (DDG) is an artist ...