2017 February



Tim Cook Receives Doctorate of Science from University of Glasgow

25th February 2017

Andrew McCluskey Reporter After a whirlwind tour of Europe the week before, Tim Cook arrived in Scotland to receive his honorary degree from the University of Glasgow. The degree was presented to Cook in Bute Hall, in front of over 800 students and staff. Free tickets to the event were sold out in less than ...


GFF Review: Rules Don’t Apply – Classic Hollywood With a Twist

25th February 2017

Felicia Bengtsson Writer Rules Don’t Apply will be released on March 10th Warren Beatty – Hollywood writer, director and actor – returns to the screen after a 15-year hiatus with the romantic drama Rules Don’t Apply. Lily Collins, Alden Ehrenreich and Beatty star in the lead roles. Set in the 1950s, the era of Hail, ...


QMU Nominations for 2017 Elections Announced

24th February 2017

Wallis Spence Deputy News Editor The final nominations for Queen Margaret Union (QMU) Elections have been announced today as of 4pm. Voting is open between 1 – 2 March and QMU Hustings event will take place at 6pm on 27 February in Jim’s Bar. There are 21 candidates standing for 16 available positions. Five candidates ...


Nominations for Glasgow University Union’s 2017 election announced

24th February 2017

Laura Quinn Writer Yesterday, the nominations for the 132nd annual Glasgow University Union (GUU) election were released. 28 candidates have been nominated for the 21 positions available, and, unlike the Student Representative Council (SRC)’s Spring Election, no position is lacking a nominee. However, several candidates are uncontested, and unless nominations are reopened, 9 candidates will ...


Trampoline Club celebrates success at the Scottish Student Trampoline Open

24th February 2017

Kat Brinkworth Writer The Trampoline Club continued to reach new heights as it captured a number of medals at the Scottish Student Trampoline Open in Edinburgh last week. With over thirty Glasgow students competing across a number of events, a haul of five medals ensured Glasgow ended the event hot behind the Scottish Student Sport ...


Junior Honours Requirements

24th February 2017

Jennifer Bowey Writer “Entry to honours requirements” is a phrase all too familiar to second year students looking to progress to third year Junior Honours level. The information about what these requirements actually are can seem confusing and misleading at first glance. In fact, most students are required to meet two sets of honours requirements: ...


Petition to make mental health education mandatory gathers 35,000 signatures

23rd February 2017

Andrew McCluskey Reporter A petition to make mental health education mandatory in all primary and secondary schools in the UK has gathered over 35,000 signatures. The petition aims to “increase awareness and hope to encourage open and honest discussion among young people”. Tom King started the petition on behalf of the Shaw Mind Foundation, a ...


GUSA board nominations announced

23rd February 2017

Jack Haugh Sports Editor The final nominations for the Glasgow University Sports Association (GUSA) Elections have been announced, with outgoing President Ruari Thomson set to be replaced by either Isabella Heath or Liam Roberts. The voting will be open between 1 – 2 March and both candidates will have a chance to outline their manifesto ...


Glasgow University in Top 20 International Universities in the World

22nd February 2017

Sam Wilson Reporter The University of Glasgow was recently revealed to be 19th in The Times Higher Education’s list of ‘The World’s Most International Universities’, replacing the likes of MIT and Harvard University. The University scored 88.6 out of 100 for taking on international staff, students and co-authors, and scored 81.6 for international reputation: a ...


Nestlé’s career’s workshops – Companies with a history of human rights violations should not be promoted on campus

22nd February 2017

George Marsden Writer What responsibilities do universities have? At first, answering this seems simple: a university’s responsibility is to educate. But what exactly is the point of education? Through answering that, the reason for a university’s existence and the ultimate responsibility it bears to society should become obvious. Too many regard this question as trivial; ...