2016 November



Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize for Literature: is it justified? For

22nd November 2016

Lucy Anne Miller Writer What is poetry? It is a formulation of words bound together by literary techniques. It takes shape in many forms: ballads, sonnets, haikus – the list goes on. The bardic tradition of poetry is made up of a professional story teller, verse maker and music composer. In recognition of this, it ...


Queen’s Park FC and Hampden: Scottish football’s link to the Glaswegian club

21st November 2016

Jack Haugh Sports Editor In the second part of our series looking back at the history of Queen’s Park football club and their role in the Scottish game, Sports Editor Jack Haugh links up with Alan Rhodes to detail the club’s close connection with the national stadium. The sight of 500 or so Queen’s Park ...


Brexit: The Conversation Preview

18th November 2016

Sam Wilson Writer A live panel entitled “Countdown to Brexit: Where next for the UK and Europe?” will feature three academic experts discussing the potential outcomes and effects of Brexit. The event will be taking place on November 18. The event will feature three panelists and BBC news reporter Dr James Rodgers, who will chair ...


‘International Men’s Day’ campus event sparks backlash

17th November 2016

Thaïs Ramdani Writer UPDATE: One of the organisers, Mac Convery, recently posted to the event page: “I appreciate that our lack of a safe space policy has been controversial, however I have not handled this the best way. I did not fully appreciate that people could be scared of coming to an event with no ...


Should we scoff at Brexit voters?

17th November 2016

If we want to start healing division in the UK, sneering at Brexit voters must stop Holly Sloey Writer In a recent interview with the Guardian, the playwright Alan Bennett spoke about his views on Brexit, and discussed how he had taken to asking those seeking a selfie with him which way they had voted ...


Catfish and the Bottlemen take on the Hydro

17th November 2016

Euan McLaughlin Writer Despite being almost 300 miles from Catfish and the Bottlemen’s hometown of Llandudno, the Welsh indie band’s gig in Glasgow last Sunday (13th of November) was their “biggest ever headline show”, as proclaimed lead singer Van McCann towards the end of the lengthy set. The band had asked for everyone to show ...


Library redevelopment: too little too late

16th November 2016

Beth Mason Writer The view of hundreds of students lining Hillhead Street to get into the library is a scene that is becoming commonplace, while lifts that are packed to the brim with students and the everyday hunt for a space to study continues to be a normal occurrence despite the recent library redevelopment. Costing ...


Navigating the Void

16th November 2016

It can be challenging trying to help a friend or relative fight their mental illness. Aileen Booth Culture editor Each year the number of university students reporting to counseling services rises. According to Mind, 1 in 4 of us will suffer from a mental health problem of some kind in our lifetime, meaning that almost ...


Protests against proposed Paisley immigration detention centre

16th November 2016

Sam Wain Writer The Renfrewshire Council Planning Committee recently rejected a proposal for an immigration detention centre after receiving pressure from protesters. Dungavel, a remote location around 50 miles south of Glasgow, is the site of an immigration detention centre which is due to close late next year. The Home Office proposes to build a ...


GRAMNet co-convener named first UNESCO chair for refugee integration

16th November 2016

Hannah Donnelly Writer A professor from the University of Glasgow has joined the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation’s (UNESCO) universities network as the new Chair in Refugee Integration through Languages and the Arts. Professor Alison Phipps, a strong advocate for refugee rights, was named Chairholder of the new panel by UNESCO’s Director General ...