Uni rugby club suspended for rest of year

The future of one of Glasgow University’s oldest sports clubs is in jeopardy following a decision by the University Court last month. Glasgow University Rugby Football Club (GURFC), founded in 1869, has been prohibited from using…

Graduate staff fight for fair pay

University of Glasgow employees are campaigning for better working conditions, having received no rise in pay for seven years. Graduate teaching assistants (GTAs), many of whom are still studying as post-graduate students, have not received a…

Graduate wins £15,000 award

University of Glasgow alumnus, Jen Hadfield, has become the youngest ever recipient of the T.S. Eliot Prize for her second collection of poems, Nigh-No-Place. The prize is awarded annually to the best collection of new verse…

The thyme of your life

Recent research by a team of Glasgow University scientists into the circadian ‘clocks’ in plants could have significant implications for the way we live our lives. The results of the study, led by Professor Hugh Nimmo,…

Glasgow’s research is “world-leading”

Academic research at the University of Glasgow has received excellent results in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE). The RAE, which is undertaken every seven years, examines the quality of research carried out by universities across…

Muscatelli announced as new Principal

Amy McGregor It has been announced that Professor Anton Muscatelli will be the the next Principal of the University of Glasgow. The unanimous decision of the University Court to appoint Muscatelli has been warmly received. Following the appointment, Joy…

Imitation: sincerest form of strategy?

George Binning An Edinburgh university became the centre of controversy when it emerged that their strategic plan had been plagiarised from the University of Glasgow Students’ Representative Council’s own strategic plan. The 34-page document dictates the policy of Queen…

Glasgow students demonstrate against Israel’s attack on Gaza

Pete Ramand Glasgow and Strathclyde students have joined a series of demonstrations condemning Israeli aggression in the Gaza Strip. The demonstrations, organised by the Stop the War Coalition, and supported by various other groups, have resulted in thousands of…

Another world is possible

Scott Lavery talks to socialist activist and former Labour MP Tony Benn about politics and his lifelong battle for justice As Margaret Thatcher’s pit-closure policy intensified, Tony Benn stood in solidarity with the trade unionists on the picket lines,…

The Pinter of our discontent

Following the death of Harold Pinter, James Maxwell pauses for thought on the life of the Noble prize-winning playwright The poet, polemicist and playwright Harold Pinter, who died last year on the 24th of December, was one of the…

The battle of George Square

On the 90th anniversary of Bloody Friday, Julie Sherry & Gareth Beynon analyse the significance of Red Clydeside Walking through George Square today, with its Christmas decorations, fairground rides and ice rink, it is hard to believe that this…

The world’s oldest conflict: Gaza’s ruins

As fragile ceasefires are announced by both Israel and Hamas, James Foley reports upon the history and geopolitical dynamics of the Middle East conflict Tony Blair asked a disgruntled electorate to let history judge the value…

The Race of Champions

Suzi Higton London’s Wembley stadium was recently transformed into a giant Scalextric track for the annual televised Race of Champions. In front of almost 50,000 fans, 16 motorsport legends, past and present, including Lewis Hamilton and David Coulthard, took…

Wembley’s pitched battle

Wembley Stadium laps up the power struggle of the motorsport world, Suzi Higton reports. The Race of Champions to many is a relatively unknown concept in motorsport, outside of the wider known Formula One seasons and The World Rally…

Ain’t no mountain high enough

John Muir, a cult hero to geography teachers nationwide and perhaps our country’s most eminent naturalist, once claimed: “the mountains are calling and I must go.” And it is by this mantra that the Glasgow…