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Disinfrenchised: Students forced to drop modules

29th September 2008

Dionne Doherty French honours students have found their course options dramatically narrowed as reductions in staff have left the department unable to offer its normal range of modules. Third year students following a joint honours course and those taking French with Law were spared from dropping a module, but those in senior honours were left ...


Blade found in QMU bushes

29th September 2008

Sarah Smith A knife was found in the bushes outside the entrance of the Queen Margaret Union on September 18, Guardian has learnt. The weapon was discovered during the day, before the Freshers’ Ball took place, so it is thought that it was most likely to have been dropped by someone on the night of ...


Murano Street mugging

29th September 2008

Sarah Smith A girl was mugged during Freshers’ Week, just metres from Murano Street Student Village, after walking home from a night out at the unions. Rebecca Day, 19, and fellow first year student, Chris Forster, also 19, were almost back at the Murano Street Halls of Residence where they both live, when an unidentified ...


SRC proposes new essay penalty policy

29th September 2008

News Staff The Student’s Representative Council (SRC) have produced a policy that, if passed, will standardise the penal system for late submissions of coursework. The document suggestions include a University-wide code of marking that would apply to every academic department. The suggested rules will have students losing one mark per day of late submission, until ...


Beanscene’s been saved

29th September 2008

Sarah Smith The sale of Scottish coffee house chain, Beanscene, to Fifi and Ally, has rescued the company after going into administration, with the result that 130 jobs have been saved. Beanscene went into administration in July, leaving its many employees unsure of their future. With the news of the sale to restaurant and retailer, ...


Historic win for Glasgow lecturer

29th September 2008

News Staff A professor at the University of Glasgow has become the first woman to win the Estelle Grover Lecture Award. Professor Mandy MacLean won the accolade in recognition of her research into pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH).  She was also the first British academic to win since Professor Timothy Evans, a consultant in Thoracic Medicine ...


Lembit at launch of Lib Dems

29th September 2008

Tom Bonnick Lembit Opik was in Glasgow on September 23 for the 2008 launch of the student Liberal Democrat party. The event, held at Curlers Bar on Byres Road, marks the beginning of an already successful year for the student organisation, which has increased its membership significantly through its Freshers’ Week activities. Mr. Opik, the ...


Big bang – Big flop

29th September 2008

News Staff The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world’s largest scientific experiment, came to an abrupt halt on the 19th of September, just nine days after it was switched on. The failure caused the LHC to leak over a tonne of liquid helium resulting in 100 of the system’s 9500 magnets to overheat. While the ...


Worms inspire new research

29th September 2008

George Binning Worms could hold the key to more effective treatment of arthritis if research being undertaken by the Universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde is successful. The Arthritis Research Campaign have pledged £213,700 to the project over the course of three years, providing the necessary funding to launch and finance the research. The team hope ...


Glasgow Uni students join war protest in Manchester

29th September 2008

Ross Mathers Members and supporters of the Glasgow University Stop The War Coalition united recently with five thousand other protestors from across Britain to demonstrate outside Labour Party’s annual Conference in Manchester. The demonstration took place on the opening day of the Conference at Manchester’s Central Conference Centre, Saturday 20th September; a week after the ...