2017 March



Tesco calls out to charities in Glasgow to register for free food donation scheme

28th March 2017

  Katy Scott News Editor Tesco has recently agreed to donate all unsold food items from its stores to charity. Glasgow stores are now looking for local charities who may wish to register for the scheme and receive the surplus food. This deal comprises of a nationwide roll-out of a 14-store pilot programme called Community ...


Update: Not even crumbs for Boom Pizza employees

26th March 2017

Closure leaves staff unpaid by up to £800 for over three weeks Katy Scott News Editor West End restaurant Boom Pizza has been accused of failing to pay its staff, with some workers allegedly being owed for over 160 hours of work. Owner of Boom Pizza, Kenneth Scott claims that Tony Crolla, who reportedly owns ...


LIGO co-founder and Glasgow alumni Professor Ronald Drever dies

24th March 2017

Andrew McCluskey Reporter Ronald Drever, a Scottish physicist who is credited with carrying out key experimental work in the detection of gravitational waves, recently passed away in Edinburgh aged 85. Drever was born in Glasgow in 1931, and studied for his bachelor’s degree in pure science at Glasgow University. In 1959, he published his PhD ...


Widespread sexual harassment claims in UK Universities

24th March 2017

Charlotte Walker Writer According to an investigation by the Guardian, the number of reported sexual harassment incidents in UK universities are on the rise, but are considered to only represent the tip of the iceberg. Following Freedom of Information (FOI) requests sent to over 100 UK universities, the investigation found that students made 169 allegations ...


CERN experts coming to Glasgow for CERN spring campus talks

24th March 2017

Andrew McCluskey Reporter At the beginning of April, a wide-ranging group of experts from CERN (Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire) will be visiting the University of Glasgow in order to hold their annual CERN Spring Campus event. The event is a collaboration between the School of Computing Science and CERN. The Spring Campus is ...


Email scam targets students

23rd March 2017

Austen Shakespeare Reporter Students at Glasgow University have been receiving fraudulent emails containing job offers. These emails appear to be from the University, but are an attempt by the sender to acquire and illegally transport money. Victims are offered job titles such as “fund manager” and “book-keeper” and are then asked to submit bank details ...


Scotland’s gender pay gap “worth £6.5bn”

23rd March 2017

Holly Sloey Reporter New research conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has indicated that closing Scotland’s 15% gender pay gap would lead to a £6.5 billion increase in earnings for female workers. This would amount to around £5300 per head- an 18% increase. These figures were uncovered as part of PwC’s Women in Work research, during which ...


The Injustice of Climate Change

23rd March 2017

Fergus Brown Writer The inauguration of Donald Trump and his slew of executive orders have caused huge controversy and protest, both in the States and all round the world. In times like these, the people of Glasgow can be trusted to take to the streets in anger, as seen by the several demonstrations against Trump’s ...


Homeless man escorted from the premises of Starbucks Buchanan Street store

22nd March 2017

Wallis Spence Deputy News Editor Last Thursday, staff from Glasgow’s Buchanan Street store were accused of asking a homeless man who was in line for food to leave the premises. Ed Cheung, 24, stated that he had given the homeless man money to buy a sandwich, and was “disgusted” to witness the man being escorted ...


 Double delight for Glasgow in BUCS finals

22nd March 2017

Max Kelly Writer Glasgow were able to celebrate double BUCS delight today as both the GURFC 1XV and Men’s Badminton Club won their BUCS Trophy finals. GURFC 1XV defeated Edinburgh 1XV 39-10 today in a pulsating final held in Bath to seal their first ever BUCS Trophy whilst the Badminton Club retained their title on Tuesday ...