2017 September



Viewfield Lane Festival comes to the Cloisters this Saturday

15th September 2017

Tomas Dvorak Reporter As the festivities of Freshers Week slowly come to an end, the University of Glasgow will be hosting the Viewfield Lane Festival on Saturday 16 September. The yearly eco festival organised by the Glasgow University Environmental Sustainability Team (GUEST) will take over the Cloisters in the University’s main building with a packed ...


GPs let down young people with mental illnesses

14th September 2017

Laurie Clarke Views Editor Laurie Clarke discusses the ‘Treatment by Leaflet’ phenomenon that too many GPs use to ‘cure’ mental illness My relationship with the GP began in earnest in the winter of 2010 when I decided I wasn’t going to school anymore. My parents were stricken, my teachers were confused and I was certain ...


The damaging effect Brexit rhetoric has on EU students

14th September 2017

Andreea Bocioaga Writer Andreea Bocioaga discusses feeling uncertain and unwelcome since the Brexit referendum last year I’d been in Glasgow for almost six years at the time of the Brexit referendum, but I’d never felt more out of place and unwelcome than after the night of June 23. A lot of the rhetoric in the ...


Against: No Platforming

14th September 2017

Donald Marshall Writer In light of Glasgow University’s recent rector nominations, Donald Marshall and Chris Charnley debate no-platforming. View the for argument here. During the 2017 elections for Rector of the University of Glasgow, over 3,600 people signed a petition to remove two of the candidates from the hustings. The two nominees, Jordan Peterson and ...


Glasgow University student ranked best speaker in Europe

14th September 2017

Jess Owen News Editor On 19 August, a team from the Glasgow University Union (GUU) Debating Society won first place in the 2017 European Universities Debating Championship (EUDC) in Tallinn, Estonia. Student debaters Bethany Garry and Owen Mooney became European champions after giving their final speeches on the Saturday night, defeating two teams from Oxford ...


University of Glasgow wins Institution of the Year in Herald Awards

14th September 2017

Jasmine Urquhart Writer The University of Glasgow has won the top honour at the annual Herald Higher Education Awards for the third year in a row. In addition to winning Higher Educational Institution of the Year, Glasgow has won awards in four other categories. Among the projects which won Glasgow the top awards was Vires ...


Easy one-pot meals for Freshers’ Week

12th September 2017

Kyle Gunn Deputy Culture Editor (Food & Drink) If you’re new to cooking for yourself or feeling averse to switching on a Murano oven, then I think simple one-pot recipes are the way to go.  I love these because they make for minimum washing up and won’t take up your whole evening — everything is ...


Glasgow least affordable city in the UK for students

12th September 2017

Andreea Bocioaga Writer The Student Living Index 2017, a July study commissioned by the Royal Bank of Scotland, has found that Glasgow is the least affordable city for students in the United Kingdom. A total of 3,407 students living in 35 cities across the UK were surveyed, with Glasgow having the highest monthly living and ...


ScotRail to increase fares by 3.6%

12th September 2017

Wallis Spence Deputy News Editor Train fares in Scotland are due to rise by up to 3.6% from January 2018. This increase will affect Season Tickets and Anytime travel. Off-Peak tickets will increase by 2.6%. This is the highest percentage increase ScotRail has seen since 2011, when fares rose by 5%. The rise is based ...


It’s okay if Freshers Week isn’t the time of your life

11th September 2017

Jennifer Bowey Writer Jennifer Bowey takes a look back at the difficulties and disappointments of Freshers Week It’s all you’ve been thinking about for months. You’ve bought your Freshers’ pass, decided which of the week’s events you absolutely must attend, and spent countless nights fantasising about what your future flatmates might be like. You’ve imagined ...