2020 October



SRC First Year Student Representatives byelections – manifesto reviews and analysis

14th October 2020

Two candidates with the most votes will be elected First Year Representatives. Zainab Alshaber Zainab lists many goals within her manifesto targeted at improving student life both on and off campus, many of which aim to provide social opportunities for students in the current pandemic. These goals include setting up both social and virtual spaces ...


SRC General Representatives byelections – manifesto reviews and analysis

14th October 2020

Four candidates with the most votes will be elected. On Thursday 15 October, voting opens to elect four general representatives of the SRC student council. Here are the candidates and their manifestos with review and analysis. Bailey Camack  Bailey is a second year Common Law student running for SRC General Representative. Bailey was an SRC ...


Queen Margaret Union by-elections – manifesto reviews and analysis

14th October 2020

The QMU are electing current and first year student representatives. It’s election season at the University of Glasgow once again. On Thursday 15 October, all registered members of the QMU will have the opportunity to vote for first year and current student representatives. Both positions open to first year students are uncontested.  Current Student Representative ...


SRC School Representatives byelections – manifesto reviews and analysis

14th October 2020

Four schools at the University of Glasgow are electing a sole representative to represent their students at the SRC student council. The SRC is holding by-elections for one representative from four different schools at the University, here we look at the candidates and provide a review and analysis.  School of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing Representative ...


The race to the cure

14th October 2020

As the world races to find a vaccine for Covid-19, we must remember the safety precautions necessary for new medications. Many races have been held over time in the world, from the competitions held during the ancient Olympic Games in Greece, to the race to the moon. Who knew there would be a race in ...


No one wins with literary prizes

14th October 2020

Views Editor Emily Hay explores how literary prizes are outdated and damaging to the public’s conception of a book’s worth. It’s that time of year again: the shortlist for the Booker Prize has been announced, and the book world is in the full swing of speculation about just who’s going to bag that all-important £50,000 ...


Extinction Rebellion: class dismissed?

14th October 2020

This is the second installment of Kristy Leeds’ climate crisis series, where she seeks to challenge the norms and practices of climate emergency activism. This time, she examines the lack of consideration for the working-class in Extinction Rebellion’s activism.  Since the formation of the global environmental pressure group, Extinction Rebellion has been the public face ...


Glasgow Greats: Douglas Gordon

14th October 2020

 A new monthly column spotlighting visual artists hailing from our locale With world class museums, galleries, and educational institutions, Glasgow has made its name in the last 30 years, on a global scale, as a hotspot for growing talent. These artists increasingly exhibit internationally, picking up countless accolades along the way. Kicking off this Spotlight ...


The signs of life on Venus

13th October 2020

The presence of phosphine on Venus suggests possible life. Does this prove that there is life on Venus? Perhaps after the catastrophic year we’ve all had, the prospect of moving to an entirely different planet sounds quite promising. Like so many others, I was intrigued when I heard the news about possible alien life on ...


University Small Animal Hospital makes a plea to dog owners after dog swallows disposable face mask

13th October 2020

The plea comes after a dog named Kobe got the wired mask wedged in his stomach. The University of Glasgow’s Small Animal Hospital is warning dog owners to be extra cautious after a dog went into treatment from swallowing a disposable face mask. Making the plea on their Facebook page, the Small Animal Hospital made ...