2018 July



Chinese buffet under fire for alleged discrimination against wheelchair-users

14th July 2018

Georgina Hayes   Editor-in-Chief A viral Facebook post began the accusations, which have been denied by the restaurant The King’s Lodge Chinese Buffet on Union Street has come under fire for allegedly asking two wheelchair-using diners to leave the restaurant. Scott Anderson, who raised the allegations in a now-viral Facebook post, claimed that the manager ...


Overcrowding causes chaos at Glasgow Pride

14th July 2018

Laurie Clarke Editor-in-Chief Calls for refunds and explanations across social media have so far gone unanswered  Glasgow Pride has been the subject of widespread criticism today after announcing that the event is over capacity.  Reportedly hundreds of ticket-holders remain queued outside Kelvingrove Park with no information on whether they will be admitted.  Frustrated attendees ha...


First Minister to lead Glasgow Pride as Grand Marshal

13th July 2018

Georgina Hayes Editor-in-Chief “Last year the First Minister became the first serving Prime or First Minister in the UK to address a pride event; this year she will become the first to march.” For the first time in Pride Glasgow’s history, the First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon MSP, will be named honorary Grand Marshal ...


Students invited to participate in Scotland Pakistan Fashion Week

13th July 2018

  Georgina Hayes Editor-in-Chief SPFW2 will take place at 6 pm on 4-5 August at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery an Museum. The deadline to apply is 20 July at midnight Scottish students and graduates have been invited to participate in Scotland Pakistan Fashion Week Season 2. The SPFW2 Runway Show will take place at the ...


Computer cluster to be built in QMU’s Food Factory

10th July 2018

Georgina Hayes Editor-in-Chief Clarification: An earlier version of this article stated that the proposed computer cluster would replace the QMU Food Factory. It has now been clarified that the Food Factory will continue to operate while housing the addition. The University are planning to build a computer cluster within the Queen Margaret Union. The proposed  ...


University to trial food-ordering app on campus

9th July 2018

Laurie Clarke Editor-in-Chief Express lanes are now available in the Fraser Building’s “Food to Go” section Today the University of Glasgow launches a trial partnership with the mobile ordering application FanGo. The application is designed to streamline ordering of food and drinks at affiliated venues. From today onward, users will be able to pre-order and ...


QMU to take over as Free Pride hosts this year

5th July 2018

Laurie Clarke Editor-in-Chief The venue was changed in response to the fire at the Glasgow School of Art This year’s Free Pride event will now be held at the Queen Margaret Union. The change of location comes after the most recent fire at the original venue, the Glasgow School of Art, on 15 June. A ...


Glasgow University pioneers “reverse vending machine”

4th July 2018

Andrew McCluskey Online Editor The University of Glasgow has become the first university in the UK to introduce a “reverse vending machine.” The machine, located in the Fraser Building will allow students to receive incentives to deposit used bottles for recycling. The device implements a deposit-return scheme, wherein a small surcharge is added to the ...


Glasgow University enters into Strategic Partnership Agreement with Smithsonian Museum

2nd July 2018

Holly Sloey News Editor Glasgow University has signed a new Strategic Partnership Agreement with the Smithsonian Museum. The University’s agreement with the museum – the largest museum, education and research institution in the world – will allow access to collections and research collaborations in a wide range of areas. The University describes the agreement as ...