2020 February



University of Glasgow to build new £86m teaching hub

16th February 2020

  Erin Steinmetz Reporter The development will include teaching facilities for postgraduate taught students and areas to facilitate modern and collaborative learning. Plans for a new Adam Smith Business School building have been approved by the University of Glasgow.  Designed by HASSELL, the £86m development will include teaching facilities for postgraduate taught students (PGT) and ...


An act of strike solidarity

16th February 2020

Angus Gillies Deputy Culture Editor – Film and TV Measuring the success of past higher education strike action and the benefits of continued action moving forward. At the start of February, the University and College Union (UCU) announced 14 days of strike action at 74 UK universities, the University of Glasgow being one of these. ...


The future of medicine

16th February 2020

Victoria Chang Writer As part of our series on the future of work, Victoria Chang discusses the ethics and impact of technological innovation in medicine. It’s no secret that medicine is a hotbed for innovation. The impact of medical research on society can be world-changing; it affects everybody, no matter if you’re a medical student, ...


The Olympics of a night out

16th February 2020

Meg McManus Writer Is gaining a gold medal for heavy weight drinking a win after all? Meg McManus discusses the Olympics of a night out. In Britain, especially in Scotland, we are known for our heavy alcohol drinking habits. Despite the obvious dangers of being blackout drunk, I think the occasional “big” night out is ...


Review: The Slow Rush by Tame Impala

15th February 2020

Liam Murray Writer The psychedelic-rock gurus make a grand return. A decade has passed since Tame Impala first burst onto the psych-rock scene with Innerspeaker, a kaleidoscopic journey from front to back mapped by Lennon-esque vocals, pounding drums, and layers of reverb-soaked guitars. Kevin Parker and co. continued to make their mark on neo-psychedelia with ...


Sex Education season two hits all the sweet spots

15th February 2020

Frances Pearson Writer The creators of Sex Education go even further in their groundbreaking series. After the development of Netflix’s Sex Education to a worldwide sensation that has had commentators wondering why this has never existed before, there has been pressure on what season two would consist of as soon as season one ended. Season ...


Watching Fleabag with my gran

15th February 2020

Emily Menger-Davies Writer Emily Menger-Davies gains insight from watching hit comedy series Fleabag with her gran. Having received Fleabag: The Scriptures at Christmas and read it all day long on Boxing Day, and following another deluge of awards for the show, it’s got me raving once again about how well written and important it is. ...


BBC rules out Little Britain’s return

15th February 2020

Luke Chafer Writer After the BBC quelled rumours of a Little Britain return, are we as far from the show’s stereotype-comedy as we think we are? The BBC have quashed speculation of Little Britain’s return to their channel citing the shows “offensive characters”; is this what the right-wing press has called “giving into snowflakes” or ...


Gallery of Modern Art facing possible closure

15th February 2020

Katie Moody Writer The Glasgow landmark could be closing its doors due to budget cuts. The Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) could be set to close its doors, according to Glasgow City Council documents. Glasgow City Council’s budget options paper has included GoMA amongst potential cuts. The document proposes that if the collection could be ...


A decade in travel

14th February 2020

Kimberley Mannion Writer Kimberley Mannion looks back at the most significant travel moments of the past decade. Any decade could be said to be a big one for the travel industry, given that travel is such a big part of our lives. The 2010s were no exception, with online booking platforms and low-cost airlines having ...