2018 March



Application submitted to build new student flats in Yorkhill

31st March 2018

Marianna Marcelline Writer A plan to build a brand-new student accommodation block in the Yorkhill area has been submitted to Glasgow City Council. The planning permission application outlines proposals to erect a six-storey, red-brick building on the junction of Sandyford Street and Kelvinhaugh Street. If approved, the accommodation would be built on what is now ...


Interview with Justin Webb of the Radio 4 Today programme

29th March 2018

Roisin McCarthy Investigations Editor Roisin McCarthy speaks to Justin Webb on preserving impartiality, empathising with Trump voters, and the future of journalism When sitting down for my 9am phone interview with Justin Webb, it strikes me that I am feeling fairly nervous. This makes a lot of sense given the fact a large proportion of my mornings ...


University given £1m grant by Wolfson Foundation to build health and wellbeing building

29th March 2018

Wallis Spence Writer The University of Glasgow has been awarded £1m of charity funding to build a new Institute of Health and Wellbeing (IHW) building. This was awarded by the Wolfson Foundation and will go toward the construction of the new IHW building as part of a £1bn development programme for the university campus. The ...


Study drugs: the inducer of delusion or deftness?

28th March 2018

Roisin McCarthy & Michaila Byrne Writers The presence of Nootropics in UK universities is on the rise. “Smart drugs” that students are turning to for aid in their studies include Ritalin, Modafinil, Adderall, Dexedrine and in rarer cases, cocaine and LSD. Students report improved concentration, memory, and alertness, claiming they can work for much longer ...


Rape is a lived experience, not a literary motif

28th March 2018

Holly Hallam Writer Content Warning: Discussion of extreme sexual and physical violence, and mental health problems My name’s Holly, I’m a third year English and Scottish Literature student at Glasgow Uni, and after a lengthy course of therapy and legal support with Glasgow Rape Crisis, I was eventually diagnosed with Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. It’s ...


59% of rape cases in Scotland acquitted

27th March 2018

Jonathan Peters & Rebecca Zack Writers Critics blame the legal rule of corroboration in Scots Law for these statistics The conviction rate for rape and attempted rape was 41% last year, according to statistics published by the Scottish government. The conviction rate was down 7% on the previous year, meaning 59% of all rape cases ...


Investigation: illegal fees from Glasgow’s letting agencies

27th March 2018

Roisin McCarthy Writer “We didn’t have an oven for over two months.” “There was mould everywhere.” “The ceiling caved in on the second week.” “There was no central heating.” These comments were taken from several students who had all paid over £400 a month for their rent in Glasgow. Over the past few years, competition ...


Anwar to represent former Catalan minister in extradition trial

26th March 2018

Jonathan Peters & Georgina Hayes  News Editor & Views Editor Ponsati is accused of sedition, rebellion and misuse of public funds by the Spanish state University rector Aamer Anwar will represent Clara Ponsati after a European Arrest Warrant was received by Scottish Police. The former Catalan education minister returned to work at St Andrews University ...


Could you be friends with a tory?

25th March 2018

Katja Kraljević & Jack Corban Writers Last year, Labour MP Laura Pidcock claimed “I could never be friends with a Tory.” Is this a mind-set we want to have in 2018, considering the sheer political diversity of today’s youth? Or is Pidcock just being pragmatic? Two writers share their thoughts. For Jack Corban I come ...


Study abroad: home hunt in Vancouver

25th March 2018

Roise Nic An Beatha Writer It was with great delight that I booked my flights to Vancouver, leaving mid-August for my study abroad semester in Canada. My classes didn’t start until the beginning of September, but I was an eager beaver, and had the small issue of needing somewhere to live since I had missed ...