Empire of the Sun – Walking on a Dream – Domino

Catriona Reilly From a glance at the nauseatingly 80s, Siegfried and Roy-esque album cover of Empire of The Sun’s forthcoming release of ‘Walking on a Dream’, you get a fair idea of what might follow sonically. This album is…

There’s bin a murrdurr

Oisín Kealy For me, Kylie Minogue has made no greater contribution to music than with her death. This is not proposed derisively; for the hit machine she proved herself to be through much of this decade, I cannot deny…

Landmark stem cell trial at Glasgow

Sarah Smith Researchers at the University of Glasgow have been granted approval to begin a trial involving stem cell therapy to treat victims of stroke. The UK Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) have given their permission for…

Scottish principals receive 10% pay rise

Craig MacLellan Glasgow University’s Principal, Sir Muir Russell, received a pay increase almost four times the rate of inflation last year, making him the highest paid university principal in Scotland. Sir Muir, who is due to step down from…

Glasgow Uni occupied by activists

A series of student-driven protests and occupations in aid of Gaza have prompted drastic action by universities across Scotland. On Wednesday February 4 students of Strathclyde University staged an occupation of Strathclyde’s registry and on Sunday…

Police fail to advise of attack

The residents of Murano Street Student Village were shocked to learn this week that they had not been informed of an attack which took place close to one of its main entrances. A 29-year old woman…

Graduate employment drops by 17%

Struan Campbell A recent report suggests that students graduating in 2009 may face difficulties gaining degree-worthy employment. The report, conducted into Britain’s one hundred leading employers by High Fliers Research, shows that there has been a 17% drop in…

SNP ‘betray’ students over grants pledge

Ross Mathers The higher eduction funding system in Scotland looks set to face considerable changes in the coming years. The Scottish Government have announced various plans to update the student support structure in line with the idea that people…

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…