2017 February



The GURFC – The Success Story

17th February 2017

Jordan Carlisle Writer Despite Glasgow University Rugby Football Club disbanding in 2008, they have recovered to thrive on and off the pitch Over the last number of years, the story of Glasgow University Rugby Football Club has been one of significant success. Founded in 1869, the organisation predates Glasgow University Sport Association, GUSA, itself, and ...


Rector nominations to be reopened “in the next few days” after University Court Meeting

16th February 2017

Kate Snowdon Editor The University Court has approved the immediate reopening of nominations for Rector, following yesterday’s meeting, the Glasgow Guardian can report. The nomination process is set to recommence over the next few days, and is expected to last for approximately two weeks, with the Rectorial election taking place during the week beginning 20 ...


SRC’s Annual Volunteering, Clubs and Societies Awards

16th February 2017

  Emma Claesson Writer On the 17th of February the SRC will host their annual Volunteering, Clubs and Societies awards, an evening dedicated to showcasing the various activities carried out by volunteers, clubs and societies around campus. With over 200 clubs and societies affiliated with the SRC, this evening is a great celebration of those ...


Cuttin’ a Rug: live at the Citizens Theatre

15th February 2017

Kate Snowdon Editor John Byrne’s Slab Boys trilogy focuses intently on the lives of a few characters from the slab room and design room of a local carpet manufacturer in Glasgow. Cuttin’ A Rug, the second in the series, concentrates on their annual staff party and the farce that ensues. Familiar to anyone who has ...


UCAS Reveals Wealth Gap at Scottish Universities is Growing

15th February 2017

Austen Shakespeare Reporter The wealthiest students are still more likely to enter universities in Scotland than the least privileged, according to recent UCAS figures. The number of deprived students going to university has increased by 0.8%, whereas the number of the wealthiest students has increased by 2.8%. The Scotsman claims that: “In 2006, 18-year-olds from ...


Glasgow protests Trump’s ‘Muslim Ban’

15th February 2017

Caroline C. Evans Abbott Writer Towards the end of January, a diverse group of Glaswegians descended upon the city centre in a show of solidarity and protest against United States President Donald J. Trump’s Seven Nation – or ‘Muslim’ – Ban, calling for immediate revocation of the order. Two crowds assembled in two separate locales ...


Open Air Gallery on Track

15th February 2017

George Marsden Writer An open-air art gallery is planned to open at Kelvindale railway station. The proposed West End gallery, which will be Scotland’s first of its kind, was dreamt up by Helen Ntabeni, a local resident and lawyer. Financed by Go Wild, Ntabeni would like to fill “the place up with art, both on ...


The ‘Slut’ and Social Media

15th February 2017

Why Helen Fitzgerald’s Viral does not get to the cusp of the problem of slut-shaming Alice Dingle Books Editor Glaswegian author Helen Fitzgerald’s most recent novel Viral is a page-turner of a story. Young, adopted teenager Su, just entering adulthood, is accompanying her sister and friends to a party holiday. The gripping first line of ...


Expensive or Expedient? Muscatelli’s Money

14th February 2017

George Marsden Writer “Anton Muscatelli, vice-chancellor of the University of Glasgow, claimed for £3.30 Starbucks coffee bought in Beijing, a £2 bottle of still water at Malmaison London and £3.55 for coffee and cake at a Pret a Manger in Trafalgar Square in his £7,270 expenses bill.” So went an article in the Times listing ...


Council votes to recommend immediately reopening rector elections

14th February 2017

Jess Owen & Katy Scott News Editors The Students’ Representative Council (SRC) have voted to recommend re-opening the Rector elections as soon as possible. The motion to delay the the elections was not passed, with nine voting for the motion and 19 voting against. Five people abstained from the vote. The motion to recommend delaying ...