Six stringed safari

The Ullapool Guitar Festival is different. Here’s the basic plot: the venues are the high school theatre, where there is an afternoon performance and an evening performance, and a local hotel bar, where a late night…

Shouts & murmurs of an American psyche

Tom Bonnick chews the fat over culture, politics, and stupid news anchors with George Saunders, the funniest smart-guy — or maybe the smartest funny-guy — in the room George Saunders is one of America’s leading contemporary satirists. The author…

Participation prerequisite

James Porteous Following Guardian’s coverage of campus elections last year, in which the apparent apathy amongst students towards campus politics was brought into focus (with many electoral positons running un-opposed, or suffering from a low voter turnout), it is…

The rough and the smooth

George Binning The inhabitants of Guardian’s office have spent the past year (at least) pretending to ignore the radical developments going on in the Hub. It has been the general consensus that finding your news by looking out of…

Conflict of interest at Fresher’s Fair

George Binning The Officer Training Corps (OTC) clashed with the Stop the War Coalition (STWC) in their bids to win over new students in the Freshers’ Fair. Though all student societies had been briefed by the SRC to keep…

Disinfrenchised: Students forced to drop modules

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…

Blade found in QMU bushes

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…

Murano Street mugging

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…

SRC proposes new essay penalty policy

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…

Beanscene’s been saved

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…

Historic win for Glasgow lecturer

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…

Lembit at launch of Lib Dems

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…

Big bang – Big flop

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…

Worms inspire new research

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…

Glasgow Uni students join war protest in Manchester

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…