2019 September



If you do one thing this month…

12th September 2019

Culture Editors Quickfire recommendations from our Culture Team Looking for some super quick recommendations for what to do and see around Glasgow? Well, our Culture team have got you covered Read: The Testaments by Margaret Atwood. This hotly anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed The Handmaid’s Tale is released 10 September – get it directly ...


Coping with the pressures of Freshers’

12th September 2019

Ka Leung & Amy CooperWriters Two students explore the highs and lows of Freshers’ Week so you can make the most of yours Ka Leung: Is Freshers’ Week “the best week of your life”? If you allow yourself to enjoy it, Freshers’ can easily be the best week in your university career. It’s stressful having ...


Drama at Glasgow: what’s on stage

12th September 2019

Blair CunninghamDeputy Culture Editor – Theatre Feel the call of the spotlight? Want to see your name in lights? Live for the applause? Luckily Glasgow has a range of theatrical societies that can cater to everyone from the amateur to the regular Rachel Berry! Student Theatre at Glasgow (STAG) As Glasgow’s oldest student theatre society, ...


Editorial: New year, same bad habits

12th September 2019

Bethany Woodhead and Tara GandhiEditors-in-Chief Everyone handles moving to university differently, and everyone thinks they are the only person in the world who can possibly feel a certain way or have certain worries. Whether you’ve been itching to escape your dead-end hometown and the mistakes you’ve made there, or dreading pulling away from cherished family ...


Forget It by Jay Johnson is a tune to remember

12th September 2019

Andrew QuinnDeputy Editor-in-Chief At just 20 years old, Jay Johnson is a youngster in the musical world, but his reputation is growing. The Nigeria-born, South-East London bred singer-songwriter has appeared on The One Show and his face is pasted across several buses as part of Gibson Guitars’ “Busk in London” campaign. He also puts on ...


Change to visa scheme will allow students to stay in the UK for two years after graduation

11th September 2019

Rachel StamfordNews Editor International students will be allowed to stay in the UK for two years after graduation to find a job, under new proposals announced by the Home Office. The move reverses a decision made in 2012 by then-Home Secretary Theresa May that forced overseas students to leave four months after finishing a degree. ...


Glasgow wins bid to host major UN climate change summit

11th September 2019

Ollie RuddenDeputy News Editor Glasgow has officially been confirmed as the host city for the major UN climate conference COP26.  The conference is to take place at Glasgow’s Scottish Events Campus (SEC) in the autumn of 2020, with as many as 30,000 delegates expected to attend in the hope of creating a new international agreement ...


Glasgow nominated to host major climate emergency summit

11th September 2019

Ollie RuddenDeputy News Editor The UK, in partnership with Italy, is hoping to host the 26th United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference, which will be held for two weeks at the end of 2020. If the bid is successful, COP26 will be at Glasgow’s Scottish Events Campus (SEC), which would be the largest ...


TRNSMT festival raises £120,000 for charity

9th September 2019

Joanne KrusDeputy News Editor Since the first festival in 2017, TRNSMT festival has raised over £120,00 for charities. Over the last couple years, a variety of charities have attended the music festival to raise awareness and fundraise by face painting and collecting cups. Glitter face painting has been a popular fundraising activity, with St Andrews’s ...


Shelter to take Glasgow City Council to court over lack of temporary housing provision

9th September 2019

Jordan Hunter and Andrew Quinn Reporter and Deputy Editor A letter from their solicitors has been delivered to the City Council Housing and homelessness charity Shelter is raising money to file a lawsuit on behalf of the homeless population of Glasgow. The charity has set up a gofundme page in order to raise the £15,000 ...