2017 February



Public meeting called on Glasgow’s student accommodation

14th February 2017

Rhiannon J Davies Writer On 30 January, a public meeting was called to discuss concerns around the increase in student accommodation in Glasgow. It was chaired by Sandra White, SNP MSP for Glasgow Kelvin and attended by local councillors, students, members of residents’ associations, council workers, and concerned local residents. Words like “swamped”, “besieged” and ...


Scottish Parliament offers guidelines on how to better support disabled students

14th February 2017

Thaïs Ramdani Reporter The way in which Scottish Universities support disabled students has been criticised by a report recently published by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC). Through a series of meetings with a range of individuals from Disability Services and other Scottish Organisations, the Commission gathered information on the current experiences of students ...


Drop in University applications from EU and Nursing students

13th February 2017

Jess Owen News Editor According to UCAS admissions figures, there has been a 7% drop in the number of EU students applying to UK universities, and a 23% drop in UK students applying for nursing. Applications from UK students applying to universities have declined by a total of 5%, with the biggest decline in numbers ...


Petition demands immediate rector election

13th February 2017

Austen Shakespeare Reporter An online petition, entitled “We Need A Rector Now!”, is calling for immediate Rector elections, rather than waiting until the next academic year as suggested by a motion at the Students’ Representative Council (SRC) meeting on 2 February. At the time of publication the petition has 166 signatures, with a goal of ...


Glasgow’s Unique Cyber Defence Exercise Enters Third Year

13th February 2017

Andrew McCluskey Reporter Glasgow University Tech Society (GUTS) is hosting the third iteration of their Cyber Defence Exercise this February. The event is aimed at those interested in cyber security, with the ultimate goal of teaching attendees how to protect themselves from the kind of malicious, targeted attacks which every year hit most if not ...


Better Than Zero developing app on exploitative employers

13th February 2017

Hannah-May Todd Writer Better Than Zero (BtZ), a Scottish trade unionist group, is hoping to expand its reach by developing an app. The app will allow industry staff and customers to quickly identify whether a company pays the living wage and what the working conditions are like. This will allow workers to check the conditions ...


CoppaFeel! charity appeal for clothing donations for refugees

13th February 2017

Hannah Graham Writer The CoppaFeel! Glasgow Uni Boob Team will be accepting donations of clothes and shoes for Maslow’s community shop in Govan this week. The shop will distribute the items to refugees, asylum seekers, and local people facing hardship within Glasgow. A spokesperson said: “CoppaFeel! Glasgow Uni Boob Team have always been about Boob ...


Ski Resort Guide

11th February 2017

With Scotland’s ski season underway, it is the perfect time to explore your options and choose the perfect piste.  Regardless of your budget, experience and availability, our guide will point you in the right direction and have you (snow)suited and booted in no time. Taylor Robertson and Aileen Booth Deputy Culture Editor-Travel and Culture Editor ...


Review: The Cecilian Society shake up the weekend

10th February 2017

Kate Snowdon Editor All Shook Up, The Cecilian Society’s latest production, runs from 8-11 February at 7:30pm Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and a Saturday matinee at 2:30pm. All Shook Up tells the re-written story of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, smashed rather unceremoniously into Elvis music and small-town America, with surprisingly energising results. “Roustabout” Chad enters th...


UoG Student with refugee status helps those around the world with facial paralysis

8th February 2017

Sam Wain Writer A postgraduate dental student at the University of Glasgow is advancing the way in which we can manage and treat facial paralysis. Mahmoud Amir Alagha has developed a system that firstly creates an image by capturing the movements in a patient’s face. After this, he constructs a 4D image of these movements ...