2017 February



Number of applicants from disadvantaged backgrounds to Scottish universities drops

22nd February 2017

Wallis Spence Deputy News Editor Scottish universities are witnessing a decline in the number of applications from students from disadvantaged backgrounds. 11 of the 18 institutions of higher education in Scotland witnessed a drop in numbers of disadvantaged undergraduate students under the age of 21 in the academic year of 2015-16. The Scottish Government stated ...


Men’s mental health talk to be held by GU Psychology Society

22nd February 2017

Hamish Morrison Investigations Editor The Glasgow University Psychology Society is to hold an event on the 23rd of February entitled “Men’s Mental Health”. The event, which will take place in the Boyd Orr Building from 6pm-8pm will feature a talk from suicidologist Professor Stephen Platt of the University of Edinburgh. Professor Platt will discuss his ...


Nominations for Rector re-opened

20th February 2017

Katy Scott News Editor The University of Glasgow has reopened nominations for its next Rector. Nominations will close in less than two weeks time. Each nomination must consist of ten signatures from matriculated Glasgow University students and a letter of consent from the nominee. They must be submitted to the Nomination Court by midday on ...


The Studio Project: Charlotte Duffy-Scott

20th February 2017

Glasgow-based artist talks about her work-space, methods and her unusual choice of cardboard as prime medium Elisabeth Graham Writer The Studio Project is a series aiming to develop a profile of artist interviews, reflecting upon their creative processes – in particular, looking at their working environments (be it a desk, a studio, a coffee shop, ...


Scotland’s universities told to reduce entry requirements to help disadvantaged students

20th February 2017

Hamish Morrison Reporter   A report by the Scottish Government’s Commission on Widening Access has recommended that the entry requirements for courses at Scotland’s most select universities be dropped to take in more students from poorer backgrounds. The report, entitled Blueprint for Fairness, recommended that the grade requirements must reflect minimum standard necessary to enter ...


Next year’s SRC President to run for election unopposed as nominations close

17th February 2017

Jess Owen and Kate Snowdon News Editor & Editor As of 4pm today, nominations have closed for the upcoming Students’ Representative Council (SRC) elections. There are 62 candidates for 33 different positions, with the 8 remaining positions receiving no nominations at all. This is the lowest number of positions to receive no nominations in the ...


Review: Trainspotting 2

17th February 2017

Rory Jones Writer In 1996, Danny Boyle was at the top of his game. A young and hungry Mancunian director with an eye for vibrant, dynamic visuals that drew inspiration from the likes of Kubrick, and an ear for iconic, on-the-pulse soundtracks. His sophomore film Trainspotting was his calling card, launching not just his career ...


The Tories For All

17th February 2017

Tom McDonald Writer Having recently written an article for The Glasgow Guardian in which I joined the call against the government’s thankfully unrealised move to axe A-level Art-History, I attracted the reproach of a friend and fellow student who had discovered my article on Facebook and proceeded to impart some advice to the end of ...


A Life in Letterpress @ The Lighthouse

17th February 2017

Alan Kitching is currently exhibiting a retrospective collection of his work at The Lighthouse. Felicia Bengtsson Writer Kitching is one of the few key artists using traditional letterpress techniques today. In a culture that is increasingly focused on the digital form of media, Kitching is able to retain his relevance while remaining steadfast in his ...


Glasgow comes second among Scottish unis in latest QS rankings

17th February 2017

Megan Brass Writer The University of Glasgow has held onto its 2nd place position among Scottish universities in the latest QS world rankings, coming in 63rd globally and 18th in Europe. Glasgow University ranked lower than the University of Edinburgh, which came in 19th but surpassed the University of St Andrews and University of Aberdeen, ...