2020 January



UofG one of many universities unaware of student suicide deaths

22nd January 2020

Bethany Woodhead Editor-in-Chief The University of Glasgow is one of many leading UK universities who have been found to be unaware of how many of their students have died by suicide. An investigation shows that 55% of some of the UK’s leading universities are unaware of how many of their students are dying by suicide. ...


Preview: Celtic Connections Festival 2020

22nd January 2020

Christy O’Hanlon Writer Glasgow’s annual trad/folk festival has returned to resuscitate the city back to life, but what can we expect from this year’s lineup? As the festive glow of Christmas begins to fade into the gloomy January nights, it can be easy to feel exactly like how the booze cabinet is currently looking: sad. ...


Gibson Street and Eldon Street closed for urgent road work

22nd January 2020

Ollie Rudden Deputy News Editor Resurfacing work is being carried out between 22 January and 29 January, with the road shut westbound. One of the west end’s major streets is temporarily closed for roadworks. The section Eldon Street/Gibson Street between Bank Street and Woodlands, is closed while the road undergoes maintenance. The road is being ...


Calcio in Crisi: Racism rears its head

22nd January 2020

Francesca Di Fazio Writer As displays of racist behaviour within Italian football and its authorities continues to worsen, Francesca Di Fazio investigates why Italy’s sporting culture is so marred by acts of racism. As I often say, Roman Catholicism might well be Italy’s official religion, but football is what the people follow. As I am ...


Celtic Women turn professional

22nd January 2020

Max Ferguson Sports Editor The club announced their decision on January 7 to become a professional team. Celtic Football Club announced on 7 January 2020 that their women’s team will turn professional. The club have commented that “significant investment is being committed to this new professional model”, marking a progression out of the amateur game ...


If you do one thing this month…

22nd January 2020

Rebecca Scott Culture Editor A quick recommendation of events to ensure your January is as cultured as can be. The January blues get to us all, let’s not kid ourselves. 4pm sunsets, bitter winds, rain that seems to lash against your window for the entire month… But, luckily, you can brighten up your month by ...


New Year Honour for University of Glasgow professor

22nd January 2020

Ollie Rudden Deputy News Editor Professor Sheila McLean of Law and Ethics in Medicine appointed OBE for services to health and education. A University of Glasgow professor has made the New Year honours list. Sheila McLean, professor emerita of Law and Ethics in Medicine, was appointed an OBE (Officer of the Most Excellent Order of ...


Merchant City bar holding fundraiser for Australia’s bushfire crisis

22nd January 2020

  Ollie Rudden Deputy News Editor The event will be held at The Amsterdam on Australia Day, Sunday January 26 between 12.00pm and 2.00am. It will involve bands, DJs, dance and an Australian BBQ. A Merchant City bar is set to hold a fundraising event to help with the ongoing bushfire crisis in Australia The ...


Thousands march for independence

22nd January 2020

Jordan Hunter Reporter 80,000 protesters march for Scottish independence in Glasgow. Around 80,000 people marched from Kelvingrove Park to Glasgow Green on 11 January in a demonstration for Scottish independence. The event was organised by All Under One Banner, a Scottish independence activist group, that anticipated 100,000 marchers. The rain possibly deterred many from coming ...


Glasgow council spent nearly £270,000 on hotel accommodation in three years

22nd January 2020

Rachel Stamford News Editor Glasgow city councillors are required to visit cities across the world to learn how to better improve Glasgow’s sustainability. Nearly £270,000 of taxpayers’ money has been spent on Glasgow city council accommodation during business trips since 2017. In 2017, £99,290 was spent on hotels, with the figure increasing to  £110,460 in ...