2020 August



Scottish Premiership 20/21 preview

28th August 2020

A look at what will be an undoubtedly dramatic season in the Scottish top flight. The Title Race Celtic Neil Lennon stands on the brink of history, 10 league titles in a row. Celtic are, however, as they are every summer, a work in progress. The departure of Fraser Forster has seen the arrival of ...


Our house is on fire: students aren’t doing enough to combat the climate crisis

28th August 2020

Students aren’t doing enough. No one is. We need radical change now, before it’s too late. Behind the somewhat abrupt headline is the key message: we need to scrap the idea that students are environmental guardian angels. If we really want to help this planet and have a future on it, we must critique our ...


Innis and Gunn set to open a second Glasgow pub

28th August 2020

Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, the branch is keen to expand its Glasgow presence. Craft beer brewers and popular Ashton Lane pub, Innis and Gunn are planning to open a second taproom in Glasgow.  Following the recent opening of a new pub in Leith last Friday, the blossoming business, created in 2003, has expressed a keen ...


83% of nightlife businesses are set to make staff redundancies within weeks

28th August 2020

Nightlife businesses are a major employer of students and remain closed due to Covid-19 restrictions. Glasgow’s nightlife businesses are set to make major staff redundancies within a matter of weeks. Many students with part-time jobs in the nightlife industry are at risk of losing them, with 83% of businesses set to make staff redundant as ...


SRC Flatshare back in operation

27th August 2020

Since the Scottish government’s introduction of phase two in late June, students can again search for places to live through the SRC’s Flatshare database. The Student’s Representative Council (SRC) announced that students would be able to use its Flatshare database again following Scotland’s move into phase two of easing lockdown restrictions. With social distancing measures ...


Glasgow found to have the highest cost of living for students in Scotland

27th August 2020

The index also found overall student satisfaction with their courses to be fairly low, with just under half of Glasgow students surveyed said to be enjoying their university degree. The NatWest Student Living Index 2020 has found that Glasgow has Scotland’s highest Student Living Index (SLI) at 0.89, and one of the highest in the ...


Kelvingrove Park gates all reopened

24th August 2020

The council had previously locked 10 of its 16 gates during the summer to “address persistent, alcohol-fuelled anti-social behaviour within the park”. Glasgow City Council has announced that all gates at Kelvingrove Park have been reopened as of Friday 21 August. The council made the announcement on their Facebook page where they claim that the ...


University of Glasgow to honour A-level students’ offers after government U-turn

24th August 2020

This will see offers of A-level students rejected on A-level results day reinstated. The University of Glasgow subsequently announced that all offer holders who previously had a firm acceptance but were rejected on results day and have now met their grade requirements will have their offers reinstated.  The Director of Admissions, Jonathan Jones, has revealed ...


GUU and Beer Bar reopen

24th August 2020

Beer Bar after trial run opts to open to the public ahead of Freshers’ Week. The Glasgow University Union (GUU) has announced it will be opening its signature bar, Beer Bar, ahead of Freshers’ Week. This will be the first stage of opening the Union after being closed for the longest period in the Union’s ...


Rewilding Britain: helping the natural species back into the wilderness

20th August 2020

Paul Dawson explores the benefits and flaws of rewilding in 21st century Britain. The concept of reintroducing certain species into the wilderness, also known as rewilding, is a subject which seems relatively straightforward. However, this is a topic which isn’t as black and white as it looks. The rewilding process features a wide array of ...