Glasgow vs Edinburgh: A tale of two cities

Which city comes out on top for students? An article written in The Scotsman recently reported that Edinburgh was a cheaper university city than Glasgow to live in, and so the historic rivalry between…

The ever-changing league tables

Here’s a question. Can a university really be ‘better’ than another? League tables want to tell youyes, because, well, that’s their job. People have a desire to have important decisions made for…

Conference confusion over Palestinian flag

Glasgow City Council have raised doubts over the veracity of reports that an international business conference, due to be held in Glasgow, was cancelled in response to the decision to fly the Palestinian…

Glasgow studies psychological gossip triggers

A new study involving researchers from the University of Glasgow suggests people are more likely to gossip when faced with stories which are considered novel and which alter opinions about the people involved. Psychology…

‘Brain drain’ feared in an independent Scotland

There are fears that Scotland’s top universities could lose researchers if there is a yes vote for independence, resulting in a “brain drain.” Despite repeated promises from the Scottish government that independence would…

Scam events rife in Freshers’ lead-up

Fake facebook pages fool students into buying tickets for non-existent events Thousands of students are in danger of being conned, after a string of Facebook pages selling tickets, wristbands and t-shirts supposedly…

SRC recommendations ignored by university

UCU asks for stricter accountability at university level The University and College Union (UCU) is calling for the Scottish government to implement stricter legislation to ensure governance and accountability at university level. They argue…

10 minutes with: student author David McCrae

A Dutch family in London. Its members involved in the heroin trade, exposed to crime. Violence, dual identities, lies, manipulation and confrontation surround the family. Uncle against nephew, ruthless cunning against hopeful aspirations. Either they overcome…