2017 February



Out of This World

6th February 2017

Laurie Clarke Writer From Diagon Alley to a galaxy far, far away, the world of science fiction has long been a source of escapism and allegorical triumph. It’s little wonder then that these worlds are so densely populated by fans, who draw upon these stories to do good in their everyday lives. In 2016, one ...


UK Government considers almost halving number of international students in universities

6th February 2017

                                                           Wallis Spence Writer The UK Government has proposed a plan to reduce the number of international students in British universities from an average of 300,000 to ...


Rectorial election: SRC president cannot ‘have his cake and eat it’ on student engagement, says former SRC president

2nd February 2017

Criticism of student leadership after failure to nominate a candidate to replace Edward Snowden as rector of the University. Fraser McGowan Contributing Editor A former president of the Students’ Representative Council (SRC) has questioned the ability of the organisation to nominate a suitable candidate for rector of Glasgow University, after it emerged that the there ...


University bosses criticised for expense claims

2nd February 2017

Credit: Caroline C Evans Abbott Katy Scott News Editor Vice chancellor of the University of Glasgow, Anton Muscatelli, has been criticised for claiming expenses totaling £7,370 last year, despite reportedly earning £322,000. The expenses claimed by the vice chancellor include £2 for a bottle of water and £1,127 for five nights spent at the Ritz-Carlton ...


GU medics can opt out of bad news role-play

2nd February 2017

Credit: Caroline C Evans Abbott Osama Abou-zeid Writer Undergraduate medical students at the University of Glasgow are being allowed to opt out of role-play sessions designed to teach them how to deliver bad news to patients. A verbal warning is given at the start of these sessions, known as “Communication Skills Breaking Bad News/Bereavement”, directing ...


In Quest of Beauty

1st February 2017

Aleksandra Kurek Writer Currently on display at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, the exhibition is a definite must-see for all those with an appreciation for an Art Nouveau aesthetic. ‘Alphonse Mucha: In Quest of Beauty’ is a great opportunity to see the original lithographs of many well-known posters by the Czech-born graphic artist. It ...


Fighting abuse through community and craftsmanship

1st February 2017

Jessica Coslett Writer Writer Jessica Coslett reveals how Uncovered Artistry’s event at Stereo entertained with an eclectic line-up of musicians while also raising awareness about domestic and sexual abuse The four acts making up the gig provided a wide variety of music, from acoustic folk to retro rock; although music was a main focus, the ...


Weekend Trips: The Isle of Skye

1st February 2017

Rhiannon J Davies Writer One of the many advantages of studying in Glasgow is having the whole of Scotland right on your doorstep. We get to put down our books and head to the hills whenever the weather (and the workload) allows it. Featuring jagged hills, breathtaking vistas, a plethora of lochs, abundant wildlife, Talisker ...


SRC hold Islamophobia Panel discussion

1st February 2017

Austen Shakespeare Reporter The Students’ Representative Council (SRC) will host a discussion panel focusing on islamophobia headed by SRC President Ameer Ibrahim. The event begins tonight at 6pm in the McIntyre building and will discuss the future of Muslims in the UK after Brexit. The discussion will address whether British Muslims should “become accustomed to ...


Rainbow flag raised for LGBT+ History Month

1st February 2017

Katy Scott News Editor LGBT+ History Month began at midday with the raising of the rainbow flag at the South Front of the University of Glasgow. The next few weeks will follow suit with a variety of events to celebrate LGBT+ history and culture. The flag raising will be followed later on by the launch ...