2019 November



Review: thick skin, elastic heart

13th November 2019

Fiona Gosling Writer     Flora Gosling reviews Platform’s spoken word performance thick skin, elastic heart. thick skin, elastic heart pitches itself as “giving voice to a millennial generation”. Whether or not this collective voice is unheard is contestable, but it does give a realistic expectation of what one can expect. Starring Cameron Fulton, Charlotte ...


Glasgow City reach Women’s Champions League last eight

13th November 2019

Max Kelly Travel Editor A historic aggregate victory as City equal their best ever campaign. On the night of Halloween, there were some scares, but eventually, Glasgow City made it to the Women’s Champions League quarter-final for just the second time in their history. The momentous achievement was sealed after a nervy penalty-shootout, in which ...


Scottish Government tries to improve homeless accommodation

13th November 2019

Jordan Hunter Reporter The Scottish government’s new guidelines on temporary accommodation have been heavily criticised. The Scottish Government has released new guidelines for councils in order to provide better accommodate temporary homelessness.  The guidelines include the council exploring options such as bed and breakfasts and hotels in order to provide shelter while a more permane...


GUSA goes nude for cancer

13th November 2019

  Jordan Hunter Reporter Glasgow University Sports Association are selling nude calendars to help support cancer charities GUSA is producing two naked calendars this year to raise money for cancer charities.  The first calendar is being created by multiple teams, including men’s rugby, swimming, water polo, women’s volleyball, pole dancing and more. The other is ...


QMU postpones Propaganda Glasgow club nights

12th November 2019

Rachel Stamford News Editor QMU issued a statement on Facebook saying the cancellation was “due to a lack of popularity. The Queen Margaret Union (QMU) has postponed Propaganda Glasgow’s weekly external club hire until further notice. Propaganda hosts club nights playing indie music across the UK, Australia, and Brazil, with an accumulative audience of over ...


Glasgow ranked UK’s top cultural and creative city

12th November 2019

Taylor Heggie Writer The report said Glasgow has gained recognition as a creative and cultural centre of European importance. Glasgow has been named the cultural and creative centre of the UK in a recent report by the European Commission.  The report, which looked at 190 European cities, considering 29 different aspects of culture, also ranked ...


Editorial: On making your voice heard

12th November 2019

Tara Gandhi Editor-in-Chief Tara Gandhi urges you to vote in the upcoming elections on and off campus. Voting is one of the most important things you can do as a citizen. It can sometimes feel like your vote doesn’t count, but that isn’t true –  constituencies in and around Glasgow are some of the most ...


Review: Infancy by The Ninth Wave

12th November 2019

Mitchell McKee Writer Mitchell McKee explores themes of birth and growth for Glasgow’s enigmatic duo. The Ninth Wave’s new album, Infancy, to be released on the 15 November, consists of two parts. Part one was released earlier this year, and it gave fans a sense of the new direction of the band. Part two rounds ...


Northern Ireland’s “darkest” day

12th November 2019

Ella Bagameri Writer Are the recent spate of “Darkest Day” hashtags merely misguided or hugely disrespectful? On 21 October 2019, abortion and same-sex marriage were decriminalised in Northern Ireland, after legislation passed by Westminster came into effect. And although many celebrated the historic laws taking effect, anti-choice groups quickly took to social media to express ...


U of G robot helps pupils at Indian school increase handwashing

12th November 2019

Tara Gandhi Editor-in-Chief The robot, built in partnership with Amrita University, could help protect children from life-threatening illnesses caused by poor hygiene. A collaboration between the University of Glasgow and Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University in India has created a robot to encourage hand washing in children. The robot, nicknamed “Pepe”, has a mouth and eyes ...