2016 November



Sharon Hayes exhibition at the Common Guild

8th November 2016

Emma Brand Writer Sharon Hayes is an American artist whose work often investigates the function of the individual voice within historical and political history. These voices are most commonly on the periphery, with this work focusing on female, black, and transgender voices. In My Little Corner of the World, Anyone Would Love You, focuses mainly ...


Glasgow called to take part in nationwide migrant strike

8th November 2016

Osama Abou-Zeid Writer Migrant workers across the UK are planning a 24-hour labour boycott on 20 February 2017 in order to highlight the contribution they make to British society. Non-migrants who support the initiative have also been asked to take part in the strike named “One Day Without Us”. Over a fifth of Glasgow University’s ...


SRC offers sexual violence workshop to all students

7th November 2016

Katy Scott News Editor The Glasgow University Students’ Representative Council (SRC) recently coordinated a workshop centred on preventing sexual violence alongside Glasgow Caledonian University and Rape Crisis Scotland. For the first time, the workshop is being offered to all students at the University of Glasgow. The training will be taking place twice a day every ...


A Creative Conversation

1st November 2016

Creative Conversations has joined the new trend of weekly lunchtime events circulating Glasgow. Hannan Seyal & Kirsty Hebdon Writers Funded by the Ferguson bequest, Creative Conversations is the brainchild of the University’s creative writing department, headed by Professor Louise Welsh and Colin Herd. It strives to offer the opportunity and space to bring people together. ...


What effect will the Tory crackdown on visas have on students?

1st November 2016

Charlie Heywood-Heath Writer During her time as Home Secretary, Theresa May made no secret of the fact that she opposed the current visa system that often means overseas students, in her eyes, “overstay their welcome” after graduating. In a post-Brexit climate, May’s endeavours to further her “visa crackdown” sends an intensely negative message to international ...


BBC Radio 4’s “Any Questions?” comes to GUU

1st November 2016

Joshua Gualtieri Writer The prodigious BBC Radio 4 debate programme “Any Questions?” was broadcast live from the GUU debating chamber to Radio 4 listeners on Friday 14 October. The panelists debated numerous issues including a Scottish Brexit, a second Referendum on Scottish independence, and the immigration status of foreign students at British universities. Jonathan Dimbleby ...


Maki Yamizaki: introducing video games to artistic spaces

1st November 2016

Luke Shaw Deputy Culture Editor -Film Gallery spaces can be alien and confusing: full of the disposed contents of the minds of many, they are filled with paintings, photographs, sculptures and screens. Sometimes, in the midst of these alien objects, there are things that appear innately intriguing, or exude the siren call of familiarity. For ...


No recorded lectures ignores mental health

1st November 2016

Georgina Hayes Writer At the beginning of each semester, students will hear a familiar message from many of their lecturers: “we do not record our lectures, because we feel that you should attend them in person.” The justification for this that students should aim to attend all of their lectures, and to many this seems ...


The “middle class squeeze”

1st November 2016

Fiona Paterson Writer “Positive discrimination”. It’s a tricky business. Say these two words individually and everybody is fairly content in their understanding of the implications; combine them and watch as people’s faces contort in expression of the sudden argument that springs up inside them. It is exactly this kind of confusion and conflict that can ...


SQIFF — Braw Butches event @ Glasgow Women’s Library

1st November 2016

Agnes Checka Culture Editor Braw Butches, held in Glasgow Women’s Library on the 1 October, was an event celebrating butch identity and female masculinities. Aside from shedding light on the struggles of being a butch woman, it subtextually points towards a bigger problem of representation. BOOTWMN (Paige Gratland, Sam McWilliams, USA/Canada, 2015), a 10 minute ...