2017 October



Crackdown on Glasgow ‘Slum Landlords’

24th October 2017

Jasmine Urquhart Writer £5m worth of properties in Glasgow are being repossessed after Glasgow City Council recently deemed them unfit to live in. Tenants were being charged up to £500 a month to live in homes that lack proper working amenities, including heating, electricity, water and drainage. The properties, mostly in the Govanhill area of ...


A clash of cultures: the western double standard

24th October 2017

Jimmy Brock Writer Chinese students face a culture of prejudice in Western universities Our attitudes towards Chinese international students across the western world have highlighted how uncomfortable we are with those who look and speak differently, and our reluctance to share privileges we believe should be for us, and only us. Essentially, we treat our ...


Review: Loop&Scoop

24th October 2017

Sonas Ferrier Writer After a heavy Friday night, the decision to drag my hungover body to the newly opened Loop & Scoop last Saturday morning was going to go one of two ways. It’s safe to say the idea of combining of churros and ice cream was doing little to ease my queasiness as I ...


Controversial Otago Lane development moves ahead

24th October 2017

Osama Abou-zeid Writer Work has began on a new housing development in Otago Lane, despite longstanding opposition from residents. The development, headed up by city developer Hugh Scott, will consist of 45 flats and four townhouses. It is expected to take up to two years to complete. Residents have raised objections to the construction as ...


SRC to run open Let’s Talk about Sexual Violence workshops

23rd October 2017

Amy Shimmin Writer The Students’ Representative Council (SRC) are running open Let’s Talk About Sexual Violence workshops starting this Wednesday following the successful uptake of the course by over 900 students since its conception. The project, born from on-campus campaigning at both Glasgow University and Glasgow Caledonian, such as Let’s Talk, has led to all ...


Quidditch: From fantasy to reality

22nd October 2017

Glasgow University’s Grim Reapers are a club on the rise Cecilia Rostbøll Norberg Writer Since quidditch was first practised in the United States of America 12 years ago, the sport has battled its way into the public view and is continuing to win interest from a growing audience. Currently there are 25 competing countries, with ...


University of Glasgow students waiting up to 40 weeks for counselling appointments

22nd October 2017

Isabel Thomas Writer A recent Freedom of Information request made by the Scottish Liberal Democrats has revealed that students at the University of Glasgow had to wait up to 40 weeks for a counselling appointment. The information reported that the longest waiting time for an appointment was 276 days – longer than the length of ...


Review: The Union Kitchen, GUU

22nd October 2017

Kyle Gunn Deputy Culture Editor: Food & Drink Finding a good lunch around campus can be surprisingly tricky. The West End is full of great little places for something to eat (the University Café on Byres Road has always been my go-to because of the crisp, golden perfection of their chips and their properly excellent ...


University of Glasgow Principal Anton Muscatelli recognised in annual Wonkhe Power List

22nd October 2017

Zara Ali Writer Anton Muscatelli, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Glasgow, has ranked sixth on this year’s Wonkhe list of the most powerful people in higher education. Wonkhe is a think tank for higher education policy, people, and politics. Its annual Higher Education Power List is made up of the top 50 individuals ...


Strathclyde student rises to University Challenge

21st October 2017

Rachael Bunyan Reporter Alasdair Logan, a fourth year Mechanical Engineering student at Strathclyde University, led his team to victory with a stunning performance against Imperial College London on University Challenge last week. Logan, 20, from Motherwell, brought his team back from being 60 points behind by answering 16 questions correctly on topics ranging from art, ...