2017 March



Strathclyde dominant on a controversial day at Garscube

30th March 2017

Megan Brass Writer There was no shortage of excitement at Garscube where Strathclyde snatched the win for both Men’s and Women’s Hockey in the Glasgow Taxis Cup 2017 much to the disappointment of Glasgow. Despite winning their games against Glasgow Caledonian, both the men’s and women’s clubs from Glasgow had tough matches against Strathclyde and ...


Report found 27% of Scottish leadership positions are occupied by women

30th March 2017

Thaïs Ramdani Reporter A recent study carried out by Scottish feminist organisation, Engender, found that of the top Scottish leadership positions across politics, business, the public sector, the media, culture and sport, 27% are filled by women. The results were released ahead of this year’s International Women’s Day. The report showed that none of Scotland’s ...


Most affordable Easter holiday getaways

30th March 2017

All you need to know about the cheapest and most exciting holiday destinations in April, perfect as a post-deadline treat Katie Heeps Writer With the much anticipated Easter holidays drawing near and classes finishing up at the end of March, why not jet off to one of the exciting places listed below? A return flight ...


Celebrating 100 years of Russian at Glasgow

30th March 2017

Kristina Cimova Writer Well, fellow Glasgow students – this is a proud year for the School of Modern Languages and Cultures (SMLC), as we celebrate the centenary of Russian taught at the University. I met with current staff to discuss the journey of the department, its development and achievements to date and its future, in ...


GU Athletics win in dramatic fashion

30th March 2017

Dora Pongracz Writer The Glasgow University Athletics Club continued their longheld dominance at the Taxis Cup as they fought back from the brink to secure the Athletics title. With Strathclyde looking on course to win, Glasgow turned things around and overcame a dropped baton in the women’s 4x100m relay to win the event by a ...


International students “worth £25 billion” to UK

30th March 2017

Hamish Morrison Investigations Editor Research conducted by Oxford Economics on behalf of Universities UK has found that international students were worth £25.8 billion in gross output for the UK economy in 2014-15. The report, published in March, states that international students, from both inside and outside of the EU, make up 19% of all students ...


Super Bario is a gaming venue with extra credits

30th March 2017

  Luke Shaw Deputy Culture Editor The chance to play genuine, non-homebrewed arcade cabinet is one of gaming’s rarest pleasures now that venues for playing arcades either lie abandoned or are full of knock-off iOS ports and artless gambling machines. The satisfaction of stick control, the click of a button, or the kinaesthetic pleasure of ...


El Perro Negro: The Bruce Lee of Burgers

30th March 2017

Luke Shaw Deputy Culture Editor The hunt for the perfect burger is the kind of task Sisyphus would be given nowadays as a  philosophically astute punishment. There’s always another burger, and by the time you’ve reviewed all of your local establishments, five more have popped up, all promising to be the second coming. Still, amongst ...


Playwright Sara Shaarawi raises funds for anti-racist project

30th March 2017

Agnes Checka Culture Editor “Scotland as a country is becoming more and more diverse, but the theatre scene hasn’t quite embraced that yet. One thing Scotland needs to strive for is to create a theatre scene diverse enough that artists will want to stay”, says Sara Shaarawi, the driving force behind Megaphone, a kick-starter which ...


The issues with Graduate Teaching contracts

30th March 2017

  Hamish Morrison Writer  In November last year, The Glasgow Guardian reported that almost half of the University of Glasgow’s teaching and teaching-research staff were on non permanent or hourly contracts. The majority of people on these contracts are graduate teaching assistants (GTAs), who are paid on an hourly basis for a number of teaching ...