2018 December



Students warned over fraudulent tax refund emails

13th December 2018

  Tara Gandhi Investigations Editor Students nationwide have received emails about tax refunds that appear to be from HRMC Students are being warned to be on alert for email phishing scams after hundreds of thousands of students have been targeted by emails asking for banking details. The emails end in ac.uk or gov.uk and use ...


Staff survey highlights communication issues at UofG

12th December 2018

  Bronagh McGeary Deputy News Editor   The survey indicated that while the majority of staff feel proud to work for the University, communication with senior management remains a problem. A recent survey carried out by the University gathered feedback on staff satisfaction. Nearly 70% of the University’s staff completed the survey, giving an accurate ...


HuffPost study reveals skyrocketing accommodation costs

12th December 2018

  Tara Gandhi Investigations Editor A study by the Huffington Post has revealed that the cost of accommodation at the UK’s top universities has increased by up to 77% in the past decade. Although maintenance loans have only risen by 13% between 2008 and 2018, the cost of the cheapest available halls at Russell Group ...


Taxi fares to rise in Glasgow by 10%

12th December 2018

    Sam Doak Reporter Glasgow City Council’s licensing committee has approved plans to allow taxi operators to increase their fares. Under these plans, black cab operators will be allowed to increase their initial fares by ten per cent, from £3 to £3.30. In addition to this, firms will be allowed to increase existing charges ...


Glasgow Hyperloop teams advance to top 52 of competition

12th December 2018

  Kelton Hosten Reporter Both the University of Glasgow and University of Strathclyde Hyperloop teams have made it into the top 52 teams of the competition. The Hyperloop, which was originally conceived by Elon Musk, is a new kind of bullet train that uses magnetic levitation and vacuum-sealed tubes to move at extreme speeds to ...


Drygate Brewery to offer free hot meals to the homeless on Christmas Day

11th December 2018

  Isabel Thomas News Editor The food will be donated for a supplier and members of staff have volunteered to help On Christmas Day, Drygate Brewery on Duke Street will be providing free hot meals for the homeless, vulnerable and elderly. The event is planned to run for three hours, between 12 pm to 3 ...


Girls Against Spiking receives support from Glasgow police

11th December 2018

  Laurie Clarke Editor   Glasgow Police have pledged their support to prevent drink spiking and raise awareness of the dangers posed. The campaign, Girls Against Spiking, was created by Strathclyde student Cara Teven in September, and has since been backed by Strathclyde University Union. A spokesperson for the Union said: “We are delighted to ...


Strathclyde’s Students’ Union votes not to affiliate anti-choice group

11th December 2018

Georgina Hayes Editor Just weeks after a ban on anti-choice groups at Strathclyde University was repealed, Strathclyde University’s Students’ Union has passed a motion ensuring that anti-choice groups will not be granted affiliation with the Union. This comes after anti-choice organisation Strathclyde Students for Life (SSfL) made a legal complaint against the Union in March ...


Editorial: Universities Scotland must take a stance

11th December 2018

Georgina Hayes Editor Academics, researches and students from the EU are facing an existential threat as far as working, studying and living in the UK is concerned – is this not severe enough for Universities Scotland to put its head above the parapet? Last month, the University hosted a Brexit Summit on Colleges and Universities, ...


Not in our name: Glasgow students reject Brexit

11th December 2018

  Georgina Hayes Editor   83% of Glasgow-based students feel that the Brexit vote does not represent their generation A Glasgow Guardian survey has revealed that Glasgow-based students overwhelmingly reject Brexit, and that they do not feel the result of the 2016 referendum represents their generation. The survey was launched just days before Theresa May’s ...