2017 January



Rent struggles affect 4 in 10

31st January 2017

Austen Shakespeare Reporter “Sky-high” rents in Scotland leave 4 out of 10 people living on a “knife edge”, according to charity survey. A YouGov survey conducted on behalf of a homelessness and housing charity Shelter Scotland, found that 41% of renters and mortgage holders would be unable to cope if there payments increased by £50 ...


Glasgow protests Trump inauguration

31st January 2017

Thomas J. McDonald Writer As Donald Trump was taking the oath of office, campaign group Stand Up To Racism (SUTR), in conjunction with the Socialist Workers Party (SWP), held a rally at the head of Buchanan Street to protest his inauguration and stand in solidarity with those doing the same in the USA. According to ...


Slipping through the employment net: the demoralising search for a graduate job

31st January 2017

Katy Johnston Writer As I write this, exhausted, fingers on the keys of an equally tired laptop, closing the twenty-something open windows before me, I find myself a little deflated. Sitting here, sifting through a self-inflicted Google search muddle of: “Graduate job Scotland”, “Graduate schemes UK”, “Graduate work, anywhere, please?”, “Soon to be extremely poor ...


SRC holds International Symposium

31st January 2017

Katy Scott News Editor The SRC, in collaboration with the University of Glasgow, recently held an international students’ symposium to gauge feedback from international students at the University. The event took place during the University’s second International Week of the academic year and was hosted by SRC President Ameer Ibrahim and International Students Officer Thanh ...


Is This The End?

31st January 2017

Rhiannon J Davies Writer Why have Scottish festivals such as T in the Park and The Wicker Man been forced to cancel? Music festivals may bring to mind hazy days spent sitting on grass letting summer tunes wash over you; or hanging onto your mates as you squelch through thick mud to reach the safety ...


We need to talk about failure

31st January 2017

Claire Thomson Deputy Editor In October last year I applied for a graduate job I thought would be the “one”. In November, I received a rejection email. This was not my first disappointment or failure, and nor will it be my last. But every failure knocks a dent in the armour of confidence and resilience ...


Review: Tantrum Doughnuts, Old Dumbarton Road

31st January 2017

Kyle Gunn Deputy Culture Editor – Food and Drink There’s something truly beautiful about a good doughnut. Pillowy pale – gold dough, a straightforward glazed ring or filled with jam and dusted with sugar. But they can be difficult to get hold of, especially with the increasingly ubiquitous Krispy Kreme commanding more and more attention. ...


University of Glasgow researchers attempting to establish whether Robert Burns suffered from mental illness

31st January 2017

Joshua Gualtieri Writer University of Glasgow researchers are using modern psychiatric methods to attempt to establish whether Robert Burns may have suffered from mental illness. The team, led by PhD student Moira Hansen, has been analysing Burns’ life and relationships alongside his own private letters and diaries in an attempt to diagnose his mental health ...


340 objections received in response to Glasgow University expansion plans

31st January 2017

Hamish Morrison Reporter Glasgow City Council has received 340 objections in response to plans to incorporate the site of the Western Infirmary into Glasgow University’s Gilmorehill campus. The plans, expected to cost approximately £450 million over five years, would include a new Learning and Teaching Hub for the University in addition to retail lots, hotels, ...


Fighting Back Against Exploitation of Young Workers

30th January 2017

Writer Euan Campbell speaks to Bryan Simpson of BetterThanZero to uncover the issues facing young people in the workforce Euan Campbell Writer There’s a wealth of rights in workers’ hands that remain unutilised; the problem being that workers don’t know what these rights are. It appears that employers are still willing to ignore and abuse ...