2016 November



The government’s anti-terror strategy is misplaced scrutiny

11th November 2016

Morgaine Das Varma Writer Most students will be aware that the University of Glasgow is one of the many institutions of higher education in the UK to adhere to the government’s controversial Prevent anti-terror programme. The Prevent programme was introduced to the UK several years ago; ostensibly, it’s a set of policies applied to many ...


Problematic musicians: art vs artist, what to do as consumers

11th November 2016

Luke Shaw Deputy Culture Editor – Film & TV Edvard Munch, artist behind ubiquitous painting The Scream was once asked what, as I imagine all artists are, the most banal question you can ask someone who creates for a living: What is art? His answer was as follows “Art grows out of grief and joy, ...


Leave Our Schools Alone: Why university feeder schools distract from raising attainment

11th November 2016

Alasdair Clarkson Writer Theresa May has proposed, as part of a raft of planned educational reforms, that universities wishing to charge over £9,000 in tuition fees should be forced to open or sponsor feeder schools. This is one measure of many which seeks to further fragment the English educational system and entrench the Conservative rejection ...


As our University expands, it is time we said goodbye to our student unions

10th November 2016

Barry Collinge Writer A choice of unions is as natural to our university life as Potter-esque architecture, a thigh-burning climb to the library and at least one regret involving Viper. But could our student organisations be better? Two articles in a recent issue of the Glasgow Guardian cast light on trouble facing them – their ...


Weekend Trips: The Isle of Arran

10th November 2016

Ross McMichael Writer Spending a whole semester trapped in the marvelling environs of Glasgow often gets quite intense and can lead to dreams of being on the other side of the world. Sadly, as students, this is and will probably always be a dream for us. However, this lust for travel can be quelled on ...


Only Skin’s scratch night: a space for the new and experimental

10th November 2016

Aea Varfis-van Warmelo Deputy Culture Editor – Theatre The 4 October marked Only Skin’s fourth scratch night, described as an event that showcases “developing local artists, writers, theatre-makers and performers”. It did not disappoint in this respect. With the intention of creating a space where new work can be tested in front of an audience, ...


It’s a Piece of Cake: Flour, check. Sugar, check. Oil, check. Eggs…cuse me?

8th November 2016

Hannan Seyal Writer If The Great British Bake Off gives us insight into British culture, which I believe it does, then baking is this nation’s favourite pastime. Of course, that’s paired with classical music, puns, innuendos, and a penchant for telling the BBC to stuff it (but that is a matter for another time). Baking ...


Why being a citizen of the world matters in this day and age

8th November 2016

Annabel Payne Writer According to Theresa May, “If you believe you are a citizen of the world, then you are a citizen of nowhere. You don’t understand what citizenship means.” This controversial statement came during her Conservative Party Conference speech in which she advocated for unity in post-Brexit Britain by placing emphasis on localism. Of ...


Review: Patrick Cole’s Diving

8th November 2016

Alice Mellon Writer Patrick Cole’s Diving was certainly an experience. This site specific performance was staged in the Glue Factory’s tank room. The Glue Factory itself is an interesting independent arts venue which also offers workspace to artists in the north of Glasgow. The industrial warehouse houses a variety of cavernous spaces and the damp, ...


Scottish Student Sport launch Active Students Survery

8th November 2016

Jack Haugh Sports Editor Scottish Student Sport (SSS) have launched their Active Students Survey in partnership with UK Active and Precor, as they look to establish the links between sporting participation and the student experience. In the same month as BUCS’ “This BUCS Girl Can” week, aimed at increasing female students participation in sport, the ...