2020 October



University fails disabled student again

7th October 2020

The University of Glasgow failed to provide a disabled student with the necessary software for 31 weeks, preventing him from being able to study at home and complete his degree. The University of Glasgow is accused of failing to provide reasonable adjustments to a visually impaired student during the Covid-19 pandemic. Gary Copland, who was ...


Gender inequality is headlining the main stage (again)

6th October 2020

The Reading and Leeds 2021 lineup gender imbalance is due to a lack of consideration for female talent rather than a lack of talented female artists. The 2021 Reading and Leeds Festival lineup was recently announced and, 50 years after its establishment, we are still waiting for a bill which appropriately reflects the talented female ...


Review: Enola Holmes

6th October 2020

Sherlock Holmes for the Stranger Things generation. Enola Holmes splashes onto our Netflix screens already running — or rather, cycling, in a nod to its lead actor’s most famous role. Millie Bobby Brown’s stylish petticoat-laden protagonist fills us in quickly on her life while she rushes through the picturesque English countryside to meet her idolised ...


UofG Sport offer £50 top-up for membership extensions

6th October 2020

The top-up will extend current annual memberships until September 2021. UofG Sport have recently announced that they have started providing £50 top-ups for people who had bought annual memberships before lockdown. This allows them to cover the entire academic year, meaning students do not have to renew their memberships for another 12 months. Currently, year-long ...


Bake-off is back

6th October 2020

Is this the escapist entertainment we all need right now? For those longing for an escape from this year’s endless doom and gloom, the announcement of the new series of wholesome cookery programme The Great British Bake Off would have been welcome news. We should have been able to tune into Channel 4 on Tuesday ...


Review: TEDxUniversity of Glasgow introductory talk

6th October 2020

Lucy Dunn reviews TEDxUniversity of Glasgow’s introductory talk which included more information about the society, how it will operate in the time of Covid-19, and how to join the committee. A minute past seven, the Facebook Live swung into action. The usual audience applause was missed as Aniela Bankowicz, salon coordinator for the TEDxUniversity of ...


University of Glasgow nominated for University of the Year at the THE Awards 2020

6th October 2020

Glasgow is also nominated for Technological or Digital Innovation of the Year. The University of Glasgow has been nominated as University of the Year in the Times Higher Education (THE) Awards 2020. The principal, Sir Anton Muscatelli, made the announcement on Twitter: “On behalf of everyone at the University of Glasgow I am delighted that ...


NUS calls for additional support for students isolating

5th October 2020

Calls for consideration for student health and wellbeing have been made following the rise in numbers of students self-isolating. The National Union of Students Scotland (NUS Scotland) has made a call for additional support to be in place for students self-isolating. Matt Crilly, the NUS Scotland president, made a statement on the matter: “It is ...


Ten percent makes all the difference

5th October 2020

Katrina Williams explores whether seminar participation grades hinder students more than help them. We’ve all had the same experience. Crammed into a tiny seminar room around a miniscule table with barely any room to push back your chair – a claustrophobic feeling beaten only by the unflinching expectation weighing down on your shoulders that, at ...


UofG graduate Laura Muir faces surprise at the finish line in Rome

5th October 2020

Vet school graduate Laura Muir earns herself podium finish as she claims third in the Rome Diamond League 800 metre final. University of Glasgow graduate Laura Muir recently placed third in her final event of the season at the Rome Diamond League 800 metre final, behind Jemma Reekie. Following a string of strong performances during ...