2021 February



Manifesto analysis – Ruaridh Fleck for SRC Vice President of Student Activities

27th February 2021

Luke Chafer analyses Ruaridh Fleck’s manifesto for VPSA following their interview. The next candidate to be interviewed for the Students’ Representative Council’s (SRC) Vice President for Student Activities role was Ruaridh Fleck. The experience he will bring to the role is incredibly diverse, with experience in events management for his political arts start-up “Goodbye Collect...


Manifesto analysis – Sam Malis for SRC Vice President of Student Activities

27th February 2021

Luke Chafer analyses Sam Malis’ manifesto for VPSA following their interview. The position of Vice President for Student Activities is hotly contested this year, with three strong contenders. Sam Malis has a great breadth of experience from reviving the Geography Society as president, to subject roles within the Students’ Representative Council (SRC) as well as ...


University announces oncology collaboration with Congenica

27th February 2021

UofG’s spin-out company Gabriel will work with Congenica, experts in analysis and interpretation of genomic data. Gabriel, a spin-out company of the University of Glasgow, has announced an oncology collaboration with Congenica, a leading expert in the rapid analysis and interpretation of genomic data. Congenica and Gabriel will work together to create a highly automated ...


Unlearning… ‘I’m not like other girls’

27th February 2021

This new series uncovers what societal expectations our writers are working towards unlearning. In this instalment, Rachel Campbell explores the idea that young girls have to choose between smart and pretty when cultivating an identity for themselves. I have, for as long as I can remember, felt that my intelligence defined me. In primary school, ...


Students studying abroad in Scotland report positive experience in spite of Covid-19

27th February 2021

 At a time when students may be feeling particularly isolated, a selection of international students expressed their satisfaction with Scotland. A Scotland.org survey found that, in general, students studying abroad in Scotland during Covid-19 have found it to be a positive experience. An influx of 50,000 international students from over 150 countries come to Scotland ...


Review: My Favourite War (GFF)

26th February 2021

My Favourite War is a portrait of life under Soviet rule, and a coming-of-age story for Soviet society. In this intimate autobiographical film, Ilze Burkovska Jacobsen recalls her arduous search for a sense of truth and justice within the stark, repressive world of the Eastern Bloc. Interspersed with archival footage, family photos, interviews, and animation, ...


Review: In the Shadows (GFF)

26th February 2021

In the Shadows leaves the viewer with more questions than answers about its dystopian vision. When I read the synopsis for the “steampunk dystopian film” In the Shadows, I had quite a strong preconception of what it would be like. Thankfully, I was very wrong. I was intrigued by this description, and the film left ...


UofG team leads new developments into quantum holography

26th February 2021

This new development could remove the limitations faced by standard methods of holography currently being used.  A team of UofG physicists have become the first in their field to discover a new means of quantum holography. In a paper released earlier this month, the team outlined this new method, arguing it removes the limitations faced ...


Review: Malcolm & Marie

26th February 2021

Robin Fodor reviews the drama set over the course of one night, filmed during the pandemic. John David Washington, last seen by people who like that sort of thing in Christopher Nolan’s failed attempt to save cinema, Tenet, joins the surname-less Zendaya: they are Malcolm and Marie. Malcolm is a film director, not unlike Malcolm ...


GB News launch Twitter account

26th February 2021

 The channel is looking to recruit 140 “disruptors and innovators” to its ranks to help “reshape television and digital news.” GB News is a 24-hour news and current affairs broadcaster headed up by former BBC presenter and chairman of the Spectator, Andrew Neil. The broadcaster has launched its official Twitter account. It is reportedly looking ...