2020 November



Should we be paying for Zoom uni?

15th November 2020

Jack Corban and Rothery Sullivan discuss the idea that the University should be charging less for online teaching. We’re paying £9k a year for this?  Jack Corban Universities have cost money ever since 1998, subsequently going up in price in 2004 before seeing their most controversial rise in 2010. This of course does not apply ...


New study set to examine effect of changing bar/club opening hours in Glasgow and Aberdeen

14th November 2020

The study will examine the impact of changing opening hours for nightlife venues on public services, and which groups are most affected by these changes. A new £1.1m study is being carried out assessing the impact of changes to the opening hours of venues such as bars and clubs in Glasgow and Aberdeen. The study, ...


Review of Intimations: Zadie Smith’s portrait of ‘the now’

14th November 2020

The breakthrough lockdown novel in which we are all protagonists. Since the beginning of March, advice that actually helps us navigate this changed normality has been a rarity. Clarity has become a unicorn concept seen once in a blue moon. As a second lockdown looms over Glasgow, my recommendation is to dash to Waterstones and ...


Capitalism is crushing the climate

13th November 2020

David Attenborough has claimed that capitalism must be curbed to restore the natural world. Joe Evans goes one step further, claiming it must be rejected to save our planet. Sir David Attenborough has stated on the BBC environmental podcast “What Planet Are We On?” that the excesses of western countries and the capitalist system should ...


Glasgow should do more to invest in the future careers of its students

13th November 2020

In the midst of an employment crisis, Rothery Sullivan argues that the University should follow in the footsteps of other institutions to help it’s graduates secure future employment. A huge issue for students today is the crushing reality of graduating from university (usually with some amount of student debt) and not being able to find ...


The Snuts: “We want the sector recognised for what it is – a hard working, talented sector of skilled individuals who can’t just put down tools and retrain.”

13th November 2020

The Glasgow Guardian catches up with Callum Wilson of The Snuts about the West Lothian band’s latest single Always, contributing to the renowned FIFA soundtrack with their track That’s All It Isand the #LetTheMusicPlay campaign. It seems The Snuts have been an upward trajectory since the four-piece began playing together in high school at the ...


Zoom university: quantity isn’t a replacement for quality

13th November 2020

Michelle Osborne argues that lecturers piling up the workload with online classes is hurting students more than it helps. While doing my daily scroll on Facebook, I came across a GlasKnow post about one of my courses: “I don’t believe for a second that in any other year History 2 had this much workload,” was ...


UCAS acquires start-up app to support international postgraduate students

12th November 2020

MO University Assistant will help support international postgraduates with a variety of support in 15 different languages. The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) has acquired the multi-language student support app MO University Assistant. The acquisition of the multi-language mobile app MO University Assistant will support international postgraduate students, agents, and advertise...


Teesside University becomes first Adobe creative campus in Europe

12th November 2020

The programme hopes to provide all Teesside students with digital literacy skills required by employers. Teesside University has become the first university to become an Adobe Creative Campus, following its commitment to promote digital literacy across all areas in the institution in order to provide their students with the skill sets required by employers.  More ...


A guide to Britain’s pilgrimage routes

12th November 2020

Hattie Langdon leads us through ancient UK pilgrimage routes. A pilgrimage, by definition, is a journey to a holy place. While pilgrimages are often associated with religion, the motivations for undertaking a pilgrimage vary.  William Parsons, the co-founder of the British Pilgrimage Trust, describes how the origin of the word pilgrimage comes from the Latin ...