2018 November



Brexit Summit on Colleges and Universities – all you need to know

22nd November 2018

Bronagh McGeary Deputy News Editor In discussing Scotland’s future after March 2019, it was not a question of when Scotland would leave the EU, but if it did The Brexit Summit on Colleges and Universities, hosted at the University of Glasgow earlier today, brought together colleges, universities and higher education-related sector leaders in Scotland with ...


We need to talk about sex work

22nd November 2018

Theo Wilcocks Writer Who thought a freshers’ fair stall could be so controversial? The Sex Workers’ Outreach Project (SWOP) attended the University of Brighton’s freshers’ fair at the beginning of this year. Their presence led to a noticeable amount of online criticism, with some higher-profile figures labelling it as “beyond disgraceful”. So, what do SWOP ...


People’s Palace secures funding to stay open

22nd November 2018

Jack Corban Views Editor The People’s Palace will stay open after securing the necessary £350,000 for repairs. The building was thought to be closing indefinitely before Glasgow City Council pledged the essential funds. The People’s Palace will instead be closed on a temporary basis while modifications to the structure are made, the closure is to ...


Minister Richard Lochhead: We will work with other parties to stop Brexit

22nd November 2018

Georgina Hayes & Bronagh McGeary Editor & Deputy News Editor  Today the University of Glasgow hosted a Brexit Summit on Colleges and Universities, organised by MSP and Minister for Further Education, Higher Education & Science Richard Lochhead. The event was followed by a joint statement from various institutions in the education sector, including UCU, Universities ...


Ban on anti-choice groups at Strathclyde University repealed

22nd November 2018

Bronagh McGeary Deputy News Editor The University of Strathclyde has decided to lift its ban on anti-abortion campaigners after acknowledging that it could be viewed as discrimination After a lengthy debate on free speech on campus, anti-choice groups will now be able to affiliate themselves with the Strathclyde student union. The group was previously banned ...


Scottish universities and colleges unite to fight Brexit

22nd November 2018

Georgina Hayes Editor Scottish colleges, universities, trade unions and the Scottish Government have agreed a united approach to protect Scotland from the worst effects of Brexit. Ahead of today’s Brexit Summit on Colleges and Universities being held at the University of Glasgow, a joint statement has been released by the Scottish Government, Colleges Scotland, Universities ...


Creative Conversations: Maya Chowdhry

21st November 2018

  Niki Radman Writer The University’s Creative Writing department recently invited interactive media artist and transmedia writer Maya Chowdhry to discuss her poetry collections The Seamstress And The Global Garment and Fossil, as well her body of work more generally. Once, at a post office in Wales, Chowdhry discovered a pot of ready-made curry paste, ...


The steaks are too high

21st November 2018

Georgina Hayes Editor-in-Chief Isn’t it about time for the Government to weigh in on meat consumption? Unless you’ve spent the last few months burying your head under the steak-loving sand, you’ll have seen the endless stream of scientists coming out to say that, in no uncertain terms, we need to significantly lessen our meat consumption ...


Scottish Rape Crisis centres to receive £1.5m funding from government

21st November 2018

Isabel Thomas News Editor This funding was announced by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon as part of this year’s Programme for Government Fourteen rape crisis support centres across Scotland are to receive £1.5m over the next three years. The centres provide free confidential physical and emotional support for anyone who has been affected by sexual violence. ...


Strathclyde Students’ Union to provide free taxis for staff members

21st November 2018

Sam Doak Reporter New scheme will offer free, late night transport home for faculty staff at Strathclyde University of Strathclyde Students’ Union has launched a scheme offering free late-night transportation for its employees. Under the new scheme, any worker who finishes their shift outside of the public transportation operation hours will be entitled to a ...