Features



Celebrating our university’s female alumni

8th March 2018

Binnur Cavuslu Writer On International Women’s day this year, Binnur Cavuslu explores a few of the most notable alumna to come out of Glasgow University Nearly 60 percent of University of Glasgow students today are female, an astounding number since it was only in 1892 that women were granted entry as students to the University. ...


This Is Your Brain on Social Media

24th February 2018

Ewan Shand Ewan Shand argues that maintaining a clear head in a world of information is difficult, but possible. Every generation is defined by something. Youth culture has always been punctuated by its cultural movements, from punk in the 70s to rave in the 90s. Our generation will be remembered as the first who grew ...


Is Campus Redevelopment really in the best interest of the students?

23rd February 2018

Liam King Writer Liam King explores where the University’s motives lie regarding campus redevelopment The Learning and Teaching Hub is the first building in the University’s £1bn Campus Development programme. Unless you have been away from campus recently, you will almost certainly have noticed the building site adjacent to the Boyd Orr. At £90.8m, it ...


Who’s striking; when, where and why?

20th February 2018

Michaila Byrne Writer A comprehensive look at the motivations and attitudes surrounding the strikes In the coming days strikes are expected to affect around 60 universities over a four-week period. Affected universities include Queen’s Belfast, Brighton, Cardiff, UCL, Oxford, Manchester and Glasgow. As part of this national dispute, the University of Glasgow can expect to ...


Should the University sacra-fries certain foods for healthier options on campus?

2nd February 2018

Rona MacNicol Writer Is Glasgow University doing enough to encourage students’ healthy eating on campus? With a seemingly inherent addiction to avocados, nutribullets, and Instagram fitness videos, the “millennial” generation, many of whom are students, seem to have sussed out healthy living far better than their predecessors. Indeed, studies repeatedly find that younger generations have...


University is jeopardising its reputation, say ‘exploited’, ‘undervalued’ and ‘entirely disposable’ GTAs

29th January 2018

Rachael Bunyan Reporter “I wish there was a way to warn people and say ‘Listen, this happened. Don’t apply to the University of Glasgow. Go somewhere else. Do something else’”. The Glasgow Guardian reported in November that many graduate teaching assistants (GTAs) from the University’s School of Social and Political Sciences had suffered financial difficulties ...


Flexibility at any cost

27th January 2018

Louise Wylie Writer There are few things more controversial in the modern world of work than the zero-hours contract. Some view it as an exploitative tool of businesses undercutting workers’ rights, others as a flexible arrangement for those employed in part-time work. The Labour Party want them banned and unions are increasingly mobilising against them. ...


Wolves in feminist clothing

25th January 2018

  Georgina Hayes Views Editor Harassers adapt to intersectional politics, on campus and beyond This article contains information about and descriptions of sexual assault, harassment and/or violence that some may find triggering or upsetting. Unless you’ve been living under a pop culture rock (or, perhaps, aren’t as obsessed with awards season as I am), you ...


The elephant in the library

15th January 2018

Jacob J. Nicol Writer Jacob Nicol investigates the infamously poor library etiquette of Glasgow University students My time served in this institution will soon be coming to an end. However before I leave, I feel compelled to address a disturbing development that has only gotten worse during my time here as a student. This unspoken ...


What will 200k mean for CAPS?

22nd December 2017

Roisin McCarthy Investigations Editor Roisin McCarthy speaks to Director of CAPS, Phil Quinn An open letter from the SRC to the University’s Senior Management Group (SMG) was recently released. The content outlined a growing concern for the significant rise in student admissions alongside a request for the SMG to re-evaluate its spending on resources such ...