2019 November



Creative Conversations: Interview with Louise Welsh

29th November 2019

Sabina Domínguez Writer Sabina Domínguez talks Creative Conversations, creative writing, book recommendations and more with Dr. Louise Welsh, a professor and novelist at the University of Glasgow. Award-winning and best-selling crime writer and author Dr. Louise Welsh was the subject of conversation when I met up with her in her University of Glasgow office. Dr. ...


Is Britbox yet another streaming service in a crowded field?

29th November 2019

Michael Craig Writer British TV is finally joining forces to compete with Netflix, but what does this mean for the British audience? The BBC and ITV have long been British television rivals – whether it’s Eastenders against Corrie in a battle of the soaps, or Pointless versus The Chase in midweek evening quiz shows, or ...


How have flags come to mean so much?

28th November 2019

Adam Paton Writer Pieces of fabric have become a marker of sovereignty and identity. The first flags were displayed on the battlefields of early empires – Egypt, Persia and Mesopotamia – and used as symbols for worship. With these early battlefields often becoming a chaotic mix of blood, bodies, and mud, these primitive flags were ...


Glasgow’s McDonald’s drive thrus voted worst in the UK

28th November 2019

Paul Dawson Writer Glasgow’s drive thru ratings had an average of around two and a quarter stars for the region, with the lowest of the low being the franchise based in the Glasgow North Retail Park. McDonald’s drive thrus in Glasgow have been voted the worst in the UK, according to internet reviews. This information ...


Musicians of Glasgow Uni: Supercloud

28th November 2019

Chloe Waterhouse Music Editor In this new GG series Music Editor Chloe Waterhouse profiles U of G’s finest upcoming music acts. In our latest series, Music Editor Chloe Waterhouse wants to highlight the rich musical talents gracing the lecture halls of Bute Hall, Boyd Orr, and beyond, featuring quick-fire profiles of up-and-coming U of G ...


Has true crime become false advertising?

28th November 2019

Sofia Stephens Writer Sofia Stephens asks if our fascination with true crime is idolising violent criminals. When asked, the majority of my friends – male and female – were delighted at the imagined scenario of waking up in the morning to find Zac Efron in the kitchen making them eggs. Imagine looking up to a ...


A Taste of Home

28th November 2019

  Michelle Osborne Writer Michelle Osborne continues the comfort food series, exploring a taste of home at university. Comfort food is a huge thing for me at the moment. As a new university student, I take anything which reminds me of normality, comfort and home. There is no uniform comfort food; it is something which ...


In conversation with GUEST

28th November 2019

Inanna Tribukait Environmental Correspondent How is the university responding to the climate crisis, and is it enough? The Glasgow University Environmental Sustainability Team (GUEST) is employed by the University as part of the internship hub to promote sustainability on campus. In their new office space, I met with Katy Homyer, Katrina Wilson-Gowans and Blair Anderson, ...


Thousands expected to protest in Global Climate Strike at George Square

28th November 2019

Ben Coulson Writer The protests are inspired by Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg. At 11am on Friday, thousands are expected to protest at George Square in a global climate strike inspired by Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg. The global climate strike is part of the Future movement that began in August 2018 after Thunberg sat ...


The future of teaching

28th November 2019

Alan Vaz Writer Will technology revolutionise the way we teach? Alan Vaz investigates. Much of daily life nowadays has transitioned into the electronic world, but some industries, like teaching, are still seemingly stuck in the past. We’ve all been in situations where the lecturer doesn’t realise autoplay is on, or where pressing a hyperlink seems ...