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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 ...


Cycling Fixation

29th September 2008

Gerry McKeever takes a look at fixed-gear biking – the newest sporting sensation to hit the streets I have a special relationship with bikes. The house I was born and raised in was home to a  blacksmith called Kirkpatrick Macmillan, famous for (arguably) inventing the first pedal bicycle in the 19th Century. The achievement of ...


Ye good olde days

29th September 2008

Hannah Currie delves into the archives to reveal Glasgow University’s colourful history These young folk have it easy Exams in the olden days were as much of a drag as they are now, though conducted quite differently. Paper was not readily available, so examination consisted of oral questioning and active debate, lasting for as long ...