2020 January



UofG Principal and Vice-Chancellor respond to Brexit

31st January 2020

  Jordan Hunter and Rachel Stamford Reporter and News Editor The University of Glasgow released a video on 27 January featuring Principal and Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Anton Muscatelli that outlines how Brexit will impact students, staff and their relationship with Europe. In the video, Muscatelli said that Brexit will not have an “immediate impact” on ...


BBC’s social media reform can’t come soon enough

31st January 2020

Leda Basile Writer It’s the dawn of a new year, yet the current atmosphere cannot be depicted in any substantial way as joyful or exciting. It more aptly resembles a house on fire: Brexit being dragged into another year, surges in homelessness, the climate crisis, and an overall political situation that makes everyone, from the ...


Commercialising couplets: exploring the poetry of Rupi Kaur

31st January 2020

Lotte Schuengel Writer Rupi Kaur is the writer of the decade – at least she is according to a journalist of The New Republic, who attributed this to her ability to make poetry accessible to the greater public, AKA smartphone users. He was soon met with scorn on Twitter, a medium that, ironically, restricts you ...


“Women aren’t funny” and other lies

31st January 2020

Anna Wood Writer The BBC has recently reported on a scientific study that has found that men are funnier than women. I’ll admit that, when I read the headline (as someone who considers themselves to be both a woman and a funny one at that), my heart sank. And then, once I’d done what any ...


TEDx hosts a salon

31st January 2020

Jordan Hunter Reporter TEDx hosted a mini conference on 22 January, in the run up to their main conference taking place on 1 March this year. Held in the Debates Chamber of the Glasgow University Union, the mini conference was one of many events in the lead up to their main conference. The purpose is ...


UofG animal societies raise awareness of badger protection

30th January 2020

Benjamin Coulson Writer The University of Glasgow Zoological Society and Glasgow University SeaSoc hosted an event on 20 January in the Boyd Orr building with Scottish Badgers, an organisation that aims to promote the study, conservation and protection of Scotland’s badger population and their habitats.  Scottish Badgers came with a host of props and knowledge ...


Electric buses to be launched in Glasgow

30th January 2020

Joanne Krus Deputy News Editor New electric buses are to be launched in Glasgow to reduce the city’s carbon emissions.  Glasgow will be launching two of these buses as a “statement of intent” to make the city a “net zero” city. These environmentally friendly buses will be running from Milton and Springburn to Stobhill Hospital ...


Remembering Alasdair Gray

30th January 2020

  Sophie Kernachan Writer It’s a running stereotype that an English Literature degree is a continuation of those texts that made secondary school unbearable. Shakespeare, Dickens, Austen – you know the ones. And, during my first year, I found myself believing that as well. English Lit was my theory, my classics, the books you read ...


‘Stick to the football, mate’

30th January 2020

Dylan Tuck Sports Editor Do footballers have a responsibility to talk to about political issues? “East Turkestan, the bleeding wound of the Ummah, resisting against the persecutors trying to separate them from their religion. They burn their Qurans. They shut down their mosques. They ban their schools. They kill their holy men. The men are ...


The ecology of Australia’s bushfires: building from the bottom-up

30th January 2020

Elle Lindsay Writer Elle Lindsay looks at the lasting impacts of the bushfires in New South Wales. In the midst of our winter, we have never been more aware of Australia’s summer. Since September 2019, the bushfires have dominated the global news. A fire can cause complete destruction: we have seen it devastate both man-made ...