2021 March



Glasgow University offering 20% discount to all alumni for postgraduate degrees

29th March 2021

All UofG alumni including Study Abroad and Erasmus students will be eligible for the discount, with some exclusions to certain courses. The University of Glasgow is now offering a 20% discount to alumni for all postgraduate taught and research degrees for the upcoming academic year. Previously proposing a 10% cut in fees, the University doubled ...


What is the purpose of political theatre?

28th March 2021

Rebecca Richard discusses the crucial role of political theatre in modern society. When I was 10 years old, I had no interest in politics. Politics was for the grown-ups. the most I had to worry about was getting my homework diary signed weekly. But when my mum took me to see an amateur performance of ...


Celebrating Pokémon’s 25th anniversary

28th March 2021

Though it’s reached a quarter-century, Pokémonis just as spry as it used to be. I was struck recently by the harrowing realisation that, should I audition for next year’s X-Factor, I would be classified not as one of the Boys, but as a ghastly, washed-up Over-25. My early twenties have been spent half-heartedly resisting adulthood, ...


Glasgow ranked fourth most romantic destination in the UK

28th March 2021

Edinburgh came out on top, boosting Scotland’s performance in the charts. Glasgow has been ranked the fourth most romantic holiday destination, in data revealed by Lyme Bay Holidays.  The second most popular Scottish city for romance, Glasgow was beaten by Edinburgh, who led the list. Full of gorgeous scenery, a variety of Michelin Guide-featured restaurants, ...


Free Britney

28th March 2021

This is how our toxic music industry continues to fail vulnerable artists. “Getting burnt by a fire she lit herself, it’s so easy in her business”, says Diane Sawyer of Britney Spears. When the interview aired in 2003, nobody would bat an eyelid at such a statement. But, in light of the Framing Britney Spears ...


Glasgow Film Festival drew more than 37,000 views for 2021 virtual programme

28th March 2021

10 world premieres, three European premieres and 49 UK premieres took place with Sweetheart declared the winner of their audience award. The Glasgow Film Festival (GFF) celebrated its 17th annual event, after its introduction in 2005.  Audiences from all across the United Kingdom tuned in online to the 17th edition of the nationally loved festival, ...


New report details Glasgow students’ financial issues during pandemic

28th March 2021

Findings cover a range of issues faced by students, including rent and financial support. According to the findings of a new online survey, 88% of Glasgow students feel the pandemic has impacted their ability to work alongside their studies, while only 19% have received financial support through the government’s furlough scheme. These are both significantly ...


Celtic on the hunt for new manager

28th March 2021

Thomas Harris takes a look at the potential candidates for the Celtic managerial position after a disastrous season. On 24 February, Neil Lennon announced that his two-year spell as the manager of Celtic would be coming to an end. Lennon has been a familiar face around Parkhead for a long time now, making his first ...


NUS, is it a yes…? Probably not

28th March 2021

EIC Jordan Hunter describes why, despite recent student election candidates lobbying for membership, Glasgow is not likely to join the NUS (and probably shouldn’t). Over the last election cycle, the idea of Glasgow joining the National Union of Students (NUS) cropped up once again, accompanied by a discussion about costs, collective bargaining, and it’s connection ...


University Careers Service says there’s still opportunities for students and graduates

28th March 2021

Their video “The Real Truth on Jobs for Grads” says Covid-19 affects on the graduate job market are misleading. Glasgow University’s Career Service has launched a new campaign to reassure students who are set to graduate into a job market that has been turbulent since the beginning of the pandemic.  With the furlough scheme being ...