2017 October



What is the purpose of higher education?

21st October 2017

Now that university fees have increased, has the purpose of higher education changed? David Rose Writer Since the increase in tuition fees in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, from £3000 to £9250 a year, it has exerted a profound effect on how we think about higher education. More people than ever are now attending university, ...


University of Glasgow hosts free modern Scottish history lecture series

19th October 2017

Jack McKenna Writer The University of Glasgow is hosting a free programme of lectures, interviews, and panel discussions focused on the transformation of Scottish history over the past 50 years. Convened by Dr Catriona MacDonald and Dr Stephen Mullen of the University, Historical Conversations will feature prominent historians and researchers who have revolutionised the discipline ...


Have you heard of Handball?

19th October 2017

Max Kelly Sports Editor Chairman Andy Burns discusses the rise of handball Handball, in the words of Glasgow Handball Club Chairman Andy Burns, is an “exciting sport that is unique as it incorporates all the basic skills that become useful for all other sports: running, jumping, throwing, catching, teamwork and also individual expression.” It is ...


GUU by-election results announced

19th October 2017

Tomas Dvorak Reporter Morgan Harrold and Francis Webb elected to GUU Board Glasgow University Union held the by-elections for its Board of Management on Thursday 19 October. The two positions up for election were the Convenor of Games and Present Student Member. Both representatives will stay in office until March 2018. Nominations were closed on ...


Liam Fray Acoustic Tour: Preview

19th October 2017

Erin Gallagher Culture Editor Liam Fray is stopping off in Glasgow this Friday 20 October as part of his UK acoustic tour. The Courteeners frontman will take the stage, solo, at the Barrowlands. The Courteeners typically have a roaring, sweaty crowd chanting along to their music and are in their prime when playing in the ...


Argyle Street sandwich shop to close temporarily after fire

19th October 2017

Joshua Gualtieri Writer The Finnieston branch of popular Glasgow sandwich shop Piece has had to temporarily close due to damage caused by a small fire. The fire was reported to the authorities at approximately 9:45pm on Friday 15 September, and by 10pm four fire appliances had rushed to the Argyle Street location and the road ...


Glasgow University researchers develop new, low-risk cancer treatment

19th October 2017

Chloë Spence Reporter The discovery of a new, low-risk method of killing cancer cells has “the potential to dramatically improve the effectiveness of anti-cancer therapy”, according to a recent paper published by researchers at the University of Glasgow. The treatment, which involves the triggering of a process known as known as Caspase Independent Cell Death ...


‘Our object is sublime’ – 85 years of the Glasgow Guardian

18th October 2017

Tom McDonald & Harry Vizor Features Editors “All students who are desirous of associating themselves with The ‘Gilmorehill Globe’ are requested to meet the editor at the University Union any afternoon. Experience is not a vital factor in filling the posts.” – Thus read the very first and now familiar call for Glasgow Guardian ...


1,000 PGT students accidentally enrolled

16th October 2017

Katy Scott Editor The University of Glasgow has reportedly enrolled an unprecedented amount of extra Postgraduate Taught Degree (PGT) students – approximately 1000 more than the previous year. The total population of PGT students has increased by 20%. The accidental extra students were unaccounted for due to the University wrongly predicting the amount of students ...


Lean deal for Sport staff

16th October 2017

Holly Sloey News Editor University restructuring could see job losses and cuts to hours The ongoing restructuring of the University of Glasgow Sport is set to result in staff layoffs, The Glasgow Guardian has found. Eileen Dinning, the Regional Organiser and Equality Officer for Unison’s University of Glasgow Branch has told The Glasgow Guardian that ...