Biobank target hit early

Ishbel Begg In a landmark initiative, over a quarter of a million people have been recruited for UK Biobank, the world’s largest medical study. The multi-million pound project aims to provide the biggest bank of health information ever collected,…

Three run for QMU top job

Ishbel Begg Nominations for the 2009 general elections at the Queen Margaret Union closed on February 27, with a number of positions left uncontested. Three students — Aaron Murray,  Lewis Mackenzie, and Angus Shepherd — will be fighting it…

GUSA elections attract competition

Ross Mathers This year’s Glasgow University Sports Association Council elections are set to be the biggest for years, with many of its positions hotly contested. There are 16 positions to be filled with 12 of these requiring no past…

Seats left vacant in student elections

News Staff Student bodies at Glasgow University have announced the nominations for their upcoming elections, and a number of governing positions have been left without candidates. The elections for all four of the organisations will be taking place this…

Keeping Yourself Occupied

George Binning Interest groups such as the Stop the War Coalition (SWC) and the Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign (SPSC) seem to split students into two camps. While there are plenty of sympathisers and supporters, a surprisingly large number of…

Our Self Preservation Society

James Porteous The actions of wildcat strikers, in reaction to the employment of foreign workers at Lindsey Refinery, are at best absurd, and at worst a shameful indication that flagrant xenophobia is acceptable in Britain today. Although at first…

Number of student enrolments down

Ross Mathers The number of students enrolling in Scottish higher education institutions has fallen, according to new figures. The Higher Education Statistics Agency recently published a report showing that the number of students enrolling in Scottish universities, and some…

Student survives wall collapse at Kelvin Hall

A member of Glasgow University’s basketball team made a ‘miracle’ escape after being crushed by a falling wall in the Kelvin Hall International Sports Arena last week. On February 4, Glasgow student Vytautuas Astromkas was trapped…

Future’s bright for Tommy

A Glasgow University student has been awarded a £60,000 recording contract after being named 2009’s Orange Unsigned Act. The 19 year old singer-song writer was announced winner on the Channel 4 television programme which documented the…