2016 December



Were the LTA right to take away Broady’s funding?

6th December 2016

Jodie Sarah Writer British tennis is often described as inherently elitist: Wimbledon has connotations of Pimms, strawberries and cream, and the quintessential English afternoon; suburban clubs across the country enforce tennis whites only rules; and it would probably be easier to infiltrate Mi6 than the ranks of the Queen’s Club membership. Naomi Broady, who is ...


Scotland could save £93 million a year by scrapping EU free tuition

6th December 2016

Austen Shakespeare Reporter The Scottish government is exploring the viability of scrapping free tuition for EU students in an effort to save £93 million. Following Brexit, Holyrood has recently published their “SPICe Briefing Brexit: Higher Education in Scotland” report. It is concerns how cutting ties with the European Union (EU) might affect Scottish higher education ...


New visa restrictions set to hit international students hardest

6th December 2016

Ross McMichael Writer The Home Secretary of the UK Government, Amber Rudd, recently announced a major crackdown on visas for overseas students studying at UK universities. The proposal is intended to overhaul the current visa system of “one size fits all” and instead introduce a new two-tiered system in its place, which would be based ...


Students are now able to re-enrol or graduate with non-tuition fee debt

6th December 2016

Thaïs Ramdani Reporter Following an investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) and negotiations between the Students’ Representative Council (SRC) and the University, students will no longer be prevented from graduating or re-enrolling due to non-tuition fee debts. According to an investigation by the CMA, the University of Glasgow had threatened to prevent students ...


Student launches petition to make lecture recording mandatory

5th December 2016

Andrew McCluskey Reporter At the start of November, University of Glasgow student Georgina Hayes discussed the discriminatory issues around not recording lectures in an article for The Glasgow Guardian. After receiving overwhelming support online for the ideas she put forward, Hayes has launched a petition that will be delivered to the University. The aims of ...


In defence of the “live below the line” campaign

4th December 2016

Jessica Shenton Writer As I write this article, representatives of the four student bodies are coming to the end of the Live Below the Line challenge. For five days, participants have lived below the poverty line, spending no more than £1 a day, with the aim of raising money for the Glasgow north west food ...


Additional study spaces made available on campus

4th December 2016

Katy Scott News Editor The Students’ Representative Council (SRC) have recently announced a number of additional study spaces for the December exam season. Pop up study spaces have been arranged and will be available the week beginning Monday 5 November. The spaces can be booked immediately. For group study, eight rooms are available for booking ...


HIV Scotland call for prioritisation of prevention of HIV

2nd December 2016

Andrew McCluskey Reporter After the 29th World AIDS day was held on the first of December, HIV Scotland is calling for prevention to be prioritised in the fight to end new HIV infections in Scotland. For the past decade, HIV infections have remained static with one person being diagnosed every day on average. Human Immunodeficiency ...


Against the “live below the line” campaign

1st December 2016

Megan Holly Burns Writer Last week, the Glasgow Tab referred to the involvement of the four student bodies in the Live Below the Line Campaign as “brave”. Living on £1 a day across the course of a week, numerous students have been raising money in order to donate to Glasgow North West food bank. Whenever ...


Increasing legislation on UK porn is not designed to protect children, it’s designed to shame alternative sexualities

1st December 2016

Kate Snowdon Editor We’re all adults here right? And as adults, most of us, will have watched some porn in our lifetimes. Even if it’s laughing about “Lemon-Stealing Whores” (which I highly recommend for its notorious plot and wonderfully subpar acting), to watching a variety of porn for our own pleasure in our own homes. ...