2020 January



Tribute acts: better than the real thing?

28th January 2020

Fred Bruce Writer Time passes, and we grow old. Trying as we may to fend it off the gradual, but seldom gentle, aging process is one of the few things that humanity still has in common with the natural world. Looks fade, joints stiffen, and senses dim, whether one walks on two legs or four. ...


Nicola Sturgeon announces plans for Glasgow metro

28th January 2020

Joanne Krus Deputy News Editor First minister Nicola Sturgeon has revealed proposals to build a metro tram network in Glasgow as part of the Scottish Government Strategic Transport Projects Review, which conducts evaluations and makes the decisions on government-funded projects.  Plans for a metro line running from Glasgow Airport to Paisley Gilmour Street are already ...


Don’t feel guilty for liking Harry Potter

28th January 2020

Kristy Leeds Writer JK Rowling has outed herself as a TERF. A tweet she wrote in December promoted the common and dangerous misconception that transgender women are biological men. Many fans, including myself, are incredibly sad; her audience is young, generally diverse and inclusive, and to see that she does not mirror this, although perhaps ...


Holocaust education is important, now more than ever

27th January 2020

Melanie Goldberg Writer Melanie Goldberg discusses the gravity of International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the significance of understanding the history behind it. This month marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, which consisted of over 40 different concentration and death camps in which over 1 million people perished, the majority of which were ...


Adam Smith Building lift closed until May 2020

27th January 2020

  Erin Steinmetz Writer The University of Glasgow is taking steps to assist disabled students as the lift is being repaired. The lift in the Adam Smith Building will be closed to all students and staff from 6 January until the end of May 2020, as a new lift is being installed. As the spring ...


UCU holding meetings to reform UofG pension scheme

27th January 2020

Joanne Krus Deputy News Editor The UCU, UUK and the USS pensions scheme are having meetings in the next month to reform the pension scheme. The UCU have announced they are holding five meetings to reform the University of Glasgow pension scheme. Last semester’s strikes over staff working conditions and pensions ended with no resolution. ...


University of Glasgow policy gives carers emergency time off

27th January 2020

Rachel Stamford News Editor Nearly 1,000 University of Glasgow employees identify as carers, according to a University survey. A new University of Glasgow policy gives emergency time off and additional short term leave to staff with caring responsibilities. “Supporting Staff with Caring Responsibilities” was announced on 13 January following a 2018 staff survey which found ...


Asylum seeker receives unconditional offer to Glasgow University

27th January 2020

Jordan Hunter Reporter Somer Umeed Bakhsh is to study Physics and Astrophysics after nearly facing deportation. Somer Umeed Bakhsh, 16, has received an unconditional offer, extending his previous permission to remain and furthering his education.  Umeed Bakhsh and his brother, 14-year-old Areeb, were the subjects of a campaign by the Church of Scotland, which had ...


Preview: After(s) @ The Old Hairdresser’s

26th January 2020

Andrew Quinn Deputy Editor-in-Chief London-based actors Scott Mackie and Santino Smith bring their newest play to Glasgow. PACE Youth Theatre graduates and West of Scotland natives Scott Mackie and Santino Smith are bringing their new play After(s) to the Old Hairdresser’s for two dates in February. From 3 February to 8 February, the production will ...


Review: Ka Pao

24th January 2020

Rosie Shackles Deputy Culture Editor – Food & Drink New West End restaurant packs a punch in opening week. Brought to us by the same team behind Glasgow famous Ox and Finch, Ka Pao has been teasing Glasgow food lovers for weeks on its arrival in the West End. Ka Pao finally opened its doors ...