2017 September



More students are using drugs than ever before – let’s make sure it’s done safely

8th September 2017

Georgina Hayes Views Editor Georgina Hayes discusses what more the university could do to improve drug education on campus Have you ever snorted cocaine, taken MDMA, or inhaled a canister of nitrous oxide? The answer to the above is probably a hard yes or a hard no; drug use is a contentious, controversial line of ...


Mandatory gym memberships for GUSA make no sense

6th September 2017

Selena Drake Deputy Editor One would think it a top priority of a student seeking to get fit to join a sports team in order to avoid a costly gym membership. However, the catch with Glasgow University’s Sports Association is that if you want to join one of the sports societies you are also expected ...


Red Tories versus Tartan Tories

6th September 2017

Ben Smith Writer Ben Smith argues that the SNP are running scared of once-derided ‘Red Tory’ Labour Despite attempts by the SNP to tag us as Red Tories, the recent surge in support for the Labour Party has given me hope. Ever since the independence referendum in 2014, a sharp spike in SNP support seemed ...


Politics change but legacies can’t: GUU’s murky past continues to haunt

5th September 2017

Steven McFeat Writer On Saturday 19 August, Glasgow was transformed into a technicolour wonderland as rainbow flags flooded the streets. Pride rolled into the city with bombastic style as hundreds took to Glasgow Green to join in the annual festivities, marching to celebrate their identities and sexualities. This year, Glasgow Pride held a particular significance, ...


Don’t let a “spiritual wanderer” belittle you for not going on study abroad

5th September 2017

Selena Drake Deputy Editor Selena Drake discusses the unknown financial implications of study abroad Studying abroad in Cape Town was indisputably one of the most exciting and enjoyable experiences of my life. However, while always being in awe of it, one factor did weigh over me throughout the year that I feel is under-emphasised. Before ...


Byres Road restaurant due to close after 40 years

3rd September 2017

Wallis Spence Deputy News Editor The Amber Restaurant has announced on social media that it is shutting down after 40 years of business. There have been no reasons given for the closure, however, many businesses have stated that rents are high and that trading has been difficult since the closure of the Western Infirmary hospital. ...


Steph Scholten takes up Director post at Hunterian Museum

3rd September 2017

Joshua Gualtieri Writer The new Director of the Hunterian Museum has recently taken up his post. Steph Scholten was appointed this May to replace the departing Director of the Hunterian, Professor David Gaimster. Scholten comes to The Hunterian with over 25 years’ experience in the cultural sector, as both a museum director and an academic. ...


Demolition of maths building begins

1st September 2017

Austen Shakespeare Reporter The demolition of University of Glasgow’s Maths and Statistics Building began on 2nd August as part of ongoing, extensive campus redevelopment plans. The site will be used to house the new Learning and Teaching Hub, with Maths and Statistics being moved to the former site of the Western Infirmary.  The ongoing demolition ...