2017 September



Petition launched against G1 Group following dismissal of Grosvenor employees

26th September 2017

Chloë Spence Reporter A petition protesting the sacking of employees from the G1 Group-owned Grosvenor Cinema and Café and The Lane on Ashton Lane has gained significant public attention and support, amassing just under 5,000 signatures to date and provoking a motion within the Scottish Parliament. The petition was started by Better than Zero, a ...


National Student Survey 2017 results released

25th September 2017

Austen Shakespeare Reporter The University of Glasgow has performed significantly better than last year in the National Student Survey (NSS), moving up from 35 in the UK for student satisfaction to 19 out of 149. The survey was released on 9 August. A number of high-profile universities are missing from this year’s results due to ...


SRC gains funding increase, despite decrease to GUU and QMU grants

20th September 2017

Holly Sloey News Editor The Students’ Representative Council (SRC)’s funding will be increased for the coming year, while the Queen Margaret Union (QMU) and the Glasgow University Union (GUU) will see budget cuts for the third year in a row. The Student Finance Sub-Committee has a total of £1.26 million available in funding, not being ...


Big trouble in little Glasgow

20th September 2017

Yang Hu Writer Yang Hu discusses the challenges faced by Chinese students at Scottish universities Developed capitalist country on paper, Braveheart on TV, and gay culture hub on the internet—this is generally what Chinese students make of Scotland before they come here. Like most of my countrymen and women, the main factor in my decision ...


Chris McQueer – New Scot on the Block

20th September 2017

Erin Gallagher Culture Editor 25-year-old Chris McQueer from Glasgow has been helping Scottish readers crack a smile on their stereotypically dour faces this summer with his debut novel, Hings. His book is a collection of short stories mostly set in a slightly surreal version of Glasgow. He recently appeared at the 2017 Edinburgh book festival ...


Shelter Impact Report reveals large numbers of young people and private renters seeking help with rent

20th September 2017

Chloë Spence Reporter A recent Impact Report published by housing and homelessness charity Shelter Scotland has highlighted the extent of Scotland’s “housing crisis”, emphasising in particular the disproportionate numbers of young people and private renters seeking their help. The report focuses on the period from April 2016 to March 2017, during which time it states ...


SRC launch lecture recording campaign

18th September 2017

Katy Scott Editor-in-Chief The Students’ Representative Council (SRC) have announced that they will be launching a campaign to try and increase the use of lecture audio recording within the University of Glasgow. The SRC are urging students to actively encourage their lecturers to opt-in to have their lectures recorded, if they work in a teaching ...


Sex Education at the Fringe

18th September 2017

Billie Armstrong Culture Editor Written by Cressida Peever and directed by Philippa Lawford, Sex Education tackles the issues surrounding sex education, or lack thereof, that young people receive today. The play revolves around a young aspiring teacher and her experience of how sex education is taught in schools whilst dealing with the personal relationships that ...


University bosses paid more than Prime Minister

18th September 2017

Jasmine Urquhart Writer The salaries of the highest-earning Vice Chancellors and teaching, administrative and research staff at UK universities have been analysed in a recent report. The report shows that 300 staff at all 24 Russell Group universities earn more than £200,000 per year, whilst the Prime Minister earns a comparatively modest salary of £150,000. ...


The university could do more to address sexual violence

15th September 2017

Dalia Sara Writer SRC-run sexual violence workshops are a welcome step, but alone they are not enough When I was a first year moving into Murano Street Halls, I remember receiving an envelope with my flat keys and Wi-Fi password. What I wasn’t given, however, was a stern warning not to walk down the ‘rape ...