2018 August



University responds to MyCampus criticism

28th August 2018

Georgina Hayes and Laurie Clarke Editors-in-Chief The Glasgow Guardian stands by the opinion expressed in the editorial that highlighted the issues that many students faced when enrolling and we do not believe that the University sufficiently answered our questions In a recent editorial, the University came under fire for its treatment of students with regard ...


Scotland to end student period poverty with £5.2 million scheme

25th August 2018

Bronagh McGeary Deputy News Editor The government’s £5.2m scheme follows swiftly after a North Ayrshire council became the first of its kind in the UK to offer free sanitary products in public buildings. The Scottish Government has announced a £5.2m scheme to provide free sanitary products to secondary and higher education institutions across Scotland. This ...


Lighting up the STAGe at the Fringe

17th August 2018

Andrew Quinn Sports Editor “I honestly thought it was great, and if the run was longer I would have recommended for everyone to go and see it. It was a perfect Fringe show; light-hearted and relatable.” When it comes to politics, Glasgow University is perhaps better known for having students who are overly opinionated and ...


Glasgow University’s enrolment process is a shambolic mess that needs immediate reform

16th August 2018

Georgina Hayes Editor-in-Chief Certain University departments are treating their students with blatant disregard  MyCampus crashing, four month waits to find out course allocations, and countless ignored emails or automated out of office replies. You’ve guessed it – it’s enrolment time at Glasgow University again, and like every year before it, the process has been a ...


What is wrong with Netflix’s Insatiable

15th August 2018

  Manon Haag Deputy Culture Editor – Film & TV Film & TV Editor Manon Haag tells us about ten things wrong with the first ten minutes of Insatiable Netflix original series Insatiable was released on the platform August 10, after a trainwreck of a promotional campaign. Early reviews and reactions to the trailer expressed ...


McQueen Review: A tribute to fashion’s most controversial designer

13th August 2018

Rosie Beattie Columnist – Film & TV Film & TV Columnist Rosie Beattie reviews the documentary exploring the life of British designer Alexander McQueen Ian Bonhôte and Peter Ettedgui’s recent documentary, McQueen, unapologetically shatters the myth of the tortured creative genius pervasive in art culture and posthumous cinematic homages. In its place remains the telling ...


Review: Under the Tree

12th August 2018

Manon Haag Deputy Culture Editor – Film & TV “It is a jubilant watch, should you be willing to do the work to unlock its beauty and wit.” There is no denying Iceland’s cool factor. The country has been featured on every travel blog and countless Instagram feeds in the past few months and it ...


MyCampus needs to go down for good

12th August 2018

  Jack Corban Views Editor “Complaints about the system are common with lecturers and students alike which ultimately begs the question of why it even still exists” Back in 2011 the University of Glasgow decided to follow other universities in ‘”improving” the online experience for students. And here we have it, MyCampus, a website that ...


Get well soon: why recovery isn’t always obtainable

10th August 2018

  Jen Bowey Deputy Editor-in-Chief After a recent increase in dialogue on mental health, Jen Bowey argues that the next necessary step must be to open up about our problems while they’re actually happening. In recent years, particularly with the aid of social media sites like twitter, we have seen an unprecedented rise in the ...


MyCampus shutdown pushes back enrolment date

9th August 2018

Hamish Morrison News Editor Many students have expressed their frustration with the delay, calling it “typical” of the system Enrolment for the next academic year has been postponed to 14 August, due to “continuing issues” with MyCampus. The system, which has been undergoing maintenance work over the summer was temporarily down today leading to the ...