Student loses deposit on bogus flat lease

A student at Glasgow University has signed a tenancy agreement to a flat that is already inhabited, and is now unable to reclaim his deposit and first month’s rent, totalling £850, from the landlord. Waqar Sadaat,…

Glasgow welcomes Dr. Rowan Williams

Students and affiliates of Glasgow University were given a rare glimpse into one of the most respected minds in Britain when the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams, visited the campus. The Archbishop appeared in conversation…

Falling debris in Crichton library

George Binning & Ishbell Begg Crichton Campus’ newly opened £37 million super campus was evacuated, after pieces of wooden cladding fell from heights of up to 30 feet, whilst students worked at the check in desk just yards away.…

BNP targets university students

George Binning The British National Party (BNP) is set to bring its most recent campaign to Glasgow University amid protests from the SRC, the University and Glasgow Anti-Racist Alliance (GARA). White History Month, the BNP and Young BNP’s latest…

SRC elections blighted by poor turnout

Scott Lavery Poor publicity, bad timing, and the Glasgow weather were blamed for poor voter turnout at the Student Representative Council election last month, in which just over 2200 votes were cast. James Harrison, a second-year student who was…

City planning network launched in Glasgow

It has been announced that the University of Glasgow will lead the launching of a network which is designed to bring together the leaders of major cities, in order to help them face the emerging challenges…

Glasgow University and the return of Scotland

In the third and final part of our series on a history of Glasgow University, James Maxwell investigates how the institution has influenced politics, the Nationalist movement and culture in contemporary Scotland Glasgow University has witnessed many of the…

Bush confined to the dustbin of history

As George W. Bush’s second term in office draws to an end, James Foley examines the legacy of arguably the most hated man on earth As equities tumbled and millions of Americans faced repossession in late September, George Bush,…

Diary of a dairy queen

Our resident carnivore, Michelle Williams, goes herbivore for a week to investigate veganism As a self-confessed dairy addict and staunch carnivore, I have always harboured a niggling fear that my meat-eating lifestyle might not stand up to my own…

Hockey club outclassed

Glasgow 0 – 4 Strathclyde Despite a deserved optimism from GUHC Men’s 2nds, following their recent resounding 8-1 victory away against Livingston, the squad failed to equal a highly charged Strathclyde side who dominated against their…

Wildcats left licking wounds

The Glasgow Wildcats’ first ever game at the Kelvin Hall Arena against Northumbria in the Netball Superleague, turned into disappointment for the escatically vocal crowd after the resulting  22 – 46 scoreline. Despite an impressive start…

Rugby club tackles national final

Suzi Higton Glasgow University Rugby Football Club got their season campaign off to a strong start, claiming the runners-up spot after reaching the finals of the St. Hellier Pear Cider National 10’s competition, held recently in Newcastle. Despite a…

Shooting hoops for victory

Glasgow University Women’s Basketball team outfought and out-thought an aerially superior Queen Margaret University side (QMU) in a crushing display, as they ruthlessly dismantled their Edinburgh rivals 72-25 in a performance that sent out a…

GUSA host 50/50 fundraiser

Students recently participated in GUSA’s  now annual 50/50 fundraiser over the course of three days for charity, resulting in a weekend exhibition of perseverance, pain and personal achievement. The GUSA event saw over 20 students completing…