2020 February



Glasgow dog up for national dog-award

5th February 2020

Laurie Clarke Production Manager A Glaswegian dog is in the running for a national award in recognition of his athletic success.  Rocket, a pointer-cross, competes with owner Duncan Robinson, 17, in the sport cani-cross, a “dog-powered” cross country race in which dog and owner compete as a team. Rocket and Duncan have previously won the ...


Greggs launches new delivery service in Glasgow

5th February 2020

Silas Pease Reporter In partnership with Just Eat, customers can now order Greggs to their front door. Greggs has launched a new delivery service in Glasgow and across the UK, in partnership with food delivery app Just Eat. Currently, the stores where this service will run from are Victoria Road, George Street and Dunbarton Road, ...


‘Feel Good February’ events support veterinary students’ mental health

5th February 2020

Rachel Stamford News Editor The Glasgow University Veterinary Medical Association (GUVMA) is raising awareness about mental health in the veterinary community through a series of collaborative events throughout February. “Feel Good February” is a cross-campus collaboration with GUVMA, a student-run association which works with the University’s veterinary school and other campus g...


Five food-spots to start the decade right

4th February 2020

  Rosie Shackles Food & Drink Editor Our Food & Drink Editor gives a rundown of the top places to grab a bite. Glasgow has been thriving on the food map throughout the past decade, and we can only expect it to get even better from here! I’ve selected some of my favourite budget-friendly food ...


Bollocks to Blue Monday!

3rd February 2020

Bethany Woodhead Editor-in-Chief Blue Monday – the supposed gloomiest, most depressing day of the year – fell on 20 January this year. It earns its title due to the sorry combination of cold weather, dark nights, post-holiday blues, and a lot of overdue debt. It’s around the third week of January when the hopefulness of ...


UCU announces 14 strike days in February and March 2020

3rd February 2020

Bethany Woodhead Editor-in-Chief The University and College Union (UCU) has announced further strikes, following unresolved disputes over pay and working conditions, and rising pension costs. The 14 days of strike action will affect 74 UK universities, including the University of Glasgow, between February and March this year. The disputes centre around universities’ failure to make ...


Cost of COP26: Climate summit in Glasgow estimated to cost over £200 million

2nd February 2020

Jemima Huston Writer Security for the climate summit in Glasgow this year may cost more than £200 million, according to Police Scotland. A report was presented to the Scottish Police Authority (SPA) board at the end of last week, which highlighted that security at the event could be expected to cost several hundred million pounds.  ...


Review: The Irishman

2nd February 2020

Madeline Pritchard Science & Tech Editor The Irishman follows Frank Sheeran (Robert De Niro), a mobster and teamster who — according to the much-disputed story he told to Charles Brandt on his deathbed — was instrumental in the disappearance of union boss Jimmy Hoffa (Al Pacino) in 1975. It doesn’t particularly matter how true the ...


Musicians of Glasgow Uni: Altinak

2nd February 2020

Chloe Waterhouse Music Editor Music Editor Chloe Waterhouse is back to highlight the rich musical talent gracing our lecture halls, featuring quick-fire profiles of up-and-coming UofG musicians. She will offer a fleeting insight into their music, interests and how they’re finding life as students at UofG. This month she reached out to Mary Nichol (vocals, ...


A dangerous gamble on football broadcasting

2nd February 2020

Dylan Tuck Sports Editor For a long time now, gambling and sporting events have gone hand in hand. Placing a “cheeky” bet on your football team, laying down an accumulator on a host of matches, or chucking a tenner on the next horse to win a race – it’s never been easier to gamble. Football in ...