2017 October



Review: Babaloose

31st October 2017

Laura Delmage Writer Babaloose! Babaloose! Can you do the fandango? The answer is yes, you can do the fandango; you can also perform poetry, scream, dance, sing – anything. Anything besides hate speech, that is. Babaloose is a bi-monthly creative platform devoid of judgement, wherein the audience are the main attraction – so it’s free! ...


“I don’t think I’d have been able to do any of the things that I’d done had it not been for my own struggles.” – The Glasgow Guardian meets Alastair Campbell

30th October 2017

Georgina Hayes and Tom McDonald Views Editor and Features Editor Mental Health, Brexit and Corbyn are the order of the day as Georgina Hayes and Tom McDonald sit down with Blair’s ex-spin doctor. “Did he go here, Capaldi?” asks Alastair Campbell, spying an old issue of The Glasgow Guardian on the wall that depicts Peter ...


University of Glasgow Library opens new family study lounge

30th October 2017

Margot Law-Mckay Writer In the name of adding to and improving its services, the University of Glasgow Library has recently created a brand new family study lounge. The opening of this new study space was prompted by feedback from student parents who asked for a space adapted to their needs. The space is designed so ...


United Glasgow: the football team making a real difference.

30th October 2017

Rona McNicol Writer Charity football team aim to promote inclusion and equality in the sport “Refugees welcome”: it’s a phrase that is becoming increasingly familiar in Glasgow and Scotland, which is hugely encouraging insofar as it demonstrates the growing awareness among society of holistic integration and inclusion. The growing ubiquity of open mindedness perhaps might ...


University of Glasgow named Scottish University of the Year

29th October 2017

Selena Drake Deputy Editor The University of Glasgow was recently named Scottish University of the Year by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018. Graduate prospects, degree completion rates, quality of teaching and student experience were factors that have improved since last year. Glasgow University has overtaken the University of Dundee, that ...


Statue of rent strike leader Mary Barbour to be built in Glasgow

27th October 2017

Jonny Smart Writer Statue of left-wing activist Mary Barbour to be built in Govan A statue of Mary Barbour, a leader and key figure during the 1915 rent strike, is to be unveiled outside Govan Subway Station on Friday 17 November following several years of campaigning and fundraising by the Remember Mary Barbour Association (RMBA). ...


Glasgow City Council Moves to Prevent New Student Accommodation in the West End

27th October 2017

Alexander Walker Writer Glasgow City Council is adopting new measures to allow locals to combat the rise of student accommodation in the city’s West End, which some Glasgow residents consider to be “swamping” the area. The Council has adopted new powers to allow it to reset the planning system. Communities will now be able to ...


Scotrail Fare Hikes set to affect students across the country

27th October 2017

Madelin Otterbein Writer Scotrail fares will increase by 3.6% in January, Madelin Otterbein explores how damaging this could be for students ScotRail, Scotland’s primary train service, was purchased by the Dutch company Abellio in 2015, pushing the company to update and improve its network. One improvement, listed on Abellio’s website, is “smarter, lower cost journeys.” ...


Welcome to the house of funds

27th October 2017

Rona MacNicol Writer Halls costs at Glasgow University price students out of social opportunities Having twice been a fresher at the University of Glasgow, I have repeatedly found myself considering what type of accommodation can simultaneously provide me with maximum value for money and the potential to forge a new social network as I enter ...


Artist-in-residence to be assigned to every community in Glasgow

25th October 2017

James Hunter Writer Glasgow City Council plans to hire an artist-in-residence in each council ward in an effort to elevate the city’s cultural status. Deputy Leader of the Council, David McDonald, announced the initiative at a City Chambers committee hearing, with plans to place 23 artists-in-residence throughout Glasgow. McDonald, chairman of Glasgow Life, which promotes ...