2018 May



Irvine Welsh at Aye Write!

12th May 2018

Jamie Riley Writer Glasgow gets the run-down on Dead Mens Trousers For the final event of the Aye Write! Book Festival, Irvine Welsh joined moderator and fellow writer Alan Bissett at Tramway to talk about his new novel Dead Men’s Trousers. 25 years after the release of his breakout debut novel Trainspotting, Dead Mens Trousers ...


Graduation fee petition gains over 1000 signatures in less than a day

9th May 2018

Katy Scott Editor A petition was launched this morning demanding that the University of Glasgow abolishes and refunds all graduation fees to those graduating in 2018. It has already surpassed its target of 1000 signatures in just one afternoon, with 1135 signatures at the time of writing. The petition was created by the Glasgow University ...


10 Writers Telling Lies: Aye Write!

9th May 2018

Jamie Riley Writer Song joins prose on stage at Aye Write! 2018 On 23 March, Ten Writers Telling Lies made its Aye Write! debut at the Mitchell Library. The project is a collaboration between songwriter Jim Byrne and a host of other writers across Glasgow. The premise is simple: Byrne joins with one of ten ...


White men can’t…attend some Labour conferences

9th May 2018

Jack Corban Writer Jack Corban argues that Labour’s ditched policy of excluding straight, white men from some conferences risks alienating potential supporters and working-class members It’s fantastic that Labour are holding events that specifically champion groups less represented in Parliament; there is a real move towards a fully representative government under the vision Labour is ...


Scottish Irish Abortion Rights Campaign joins #HometoVote campaign

8th May 2018

Jonathan Peters News Editor Every day 12 Irish women have an abortion, either by travelling to the UK or taking abortion pills, according to SIARC The Scottish Irish Abortion Rights Campaign (SIARC) has joined the #HometoVote movement, encouraging all eligible Irish people to go home to vote on 25 May in the upcoming referendum. The ...


Has Scotland really banned fracking?

6th May 2018

Jonathan Peters News Editor Scotland may have banned fracking, but the Grangemouth refinery in Falkirk (and their American partners) means that the products of fracking are still processed on our shores.   In October last year, the Scottish Government announced a ban on “onshore, unconventional gas extraction”, otherwise known as fracking. Fracking is the process ...


Myanmar’s apartheid turned ethnic cleansing

5th May 2018

Andrew Hellyer Writer Glasgow student, Andrew Hellyer, offers his account of the Rohingya suffering he witnessed in Myanmar The only thing as equally alarming as the ongoing ethnic cleansing in Rakhine State, Western Myanmar, is the seeming indifference to Rohingya suffering by ethnic Rakhine citizens, and their unconditional, unquestioning support for the Tatmadaw’s operations. “North ...


Graduation fee dropped for next year

4th May 2018

Jonathan Peters News Editor Concerns raised over cost of gown and hood hire, and whether the fee will be dropped for this year’s graduates The University has responded to complaints over compulsory fees for graduation, which students are required to pay to receive their degrees. Students are currently expected to pay £50, as well as ...


Glasgow University must reimburse those who have already paid graduation fee

4th May 2018

Beth Carter Writer This week, I was shocked to discover that, as a final year student, I have to pay a £50 compulsory fee in order to enroll for graduation. If this isn’t a confirmation that universities are simply businesses, I’m not sure what is. Regardless of the fact that the University hasn’t provided its ...


Celebrities running for office is a danger to democracy

3rd May 2018

Josh Upton Writer “It is time for us to show our maturity; to show that custodianship of democracy is safe in our hands, and show the Trumps, Grillos, and Oprahs of this world that governance is a job that requires more than just charisma and Twitter – it requires experience and talent.” Democracy, the commentariat ...