Features



Are students being driven out of the West-End by ever increasing rents?

8th September 2017

Amy Shimmin Writer Glasgow is the ‘least affordable student city’ so is it a surprise students may be driven out of one of its most affluent areas? It’s no secret that the West End is one of Glasgow’s in-demand areas: it benefits from the reputation of a leafy suburb while situating itself in the heart ...


A climate change denier sits in the Oval Office, so what’s the point?

8th September 2017

Jo Reid Writer Glasgow University continues to score poorly on the environment but if the United States isn’t doing anything about it, does it matter if we don’t? Global Warming is one of those problems that is not going to go away. We are no longer asking ‘”how can we stop global warming”, but rather, ...


What a Difference a Year Makes

2nd June 2017

Georgia McShane Writer As I sit here on the eve of the Eurovision finale – which will, by the time you read this, have produced 2017’s winner – I cannot help but be reminded of the monumental changes which have occurred over the year. You see, this time last year my friends and I were ...


The students proving we can make a difference

21st April 2017

Laurie Clarke and Laura Quinn Writers Kim Wood For Glasgow student Kim Wood, a love of volunteering was first sparked by a school work experience initiative. Then living in a small village outside of Peterborough, Kim undertook two weeks’ placement with her local zoo. The role was well suited to her love of zoology and ...


Celebrating 100 years of Russian at Glasgow

30th March 2017

Kristina Cimova Writer Well, fellow Glasgow students – this is a proud year for the School of Modern Languages and Cultures (SMLC), as we celebrate the centenary of Russian taught at the University. I met with current staff to discuss the journey of the department, its development and achievements to date and its future, in ...


The issues with Graduate Teaching contracts

30th March 2017

  Hamish Morrison Writer  In November last year, The Glasgow Guardian reported that almost half of the University of Glasgow’s teaching and teaching-research staff were on non permanent or hourly contracts. The majority of people on these contracts are graduate teaching assistants (GTAs), who are paid on an hourly basis for a number of teaching ...


The Injustice of Climate Change

23rd March 2017

Fergus Brown Writer The inauguration of Donald Trump and his slew of executive orders have caused huge controversy and protest, both in the States and all round the world. In times like these, the people of Glasgow can be trusted to take to the streets in anger, as seen by the several demonstrations against Trump’s ...


A New Student Union for a New University

21st March 2017

Liam King Writer Two themes have – once again – dominated this election cycle for the QMU and the SRC: finances and “engagement” respectively.  At the QMU proposals for financial CPR included: developing a “one-man-band” recording studio, investing in social media, fewer board perks, or more politicisation. At the SRC, the problem of “engagement” wa...


The Lord Rector: pointless or powerful?

18th March 2017

Grace Michael Writer With the recent final announcement of this year’s Rectorial nominations, and the election to be held from the 20-21 March, there is certainly a feeling of instability in regards to who the next University Rector will be. With an overall sense of uncertainty within the student body as to the predicted result ...


Skeletons in the Closet

6th March 2017

The significance of contemporary vandalism at Glasgow’s necropolis Caroline C. Evans Abbott Writer Seasons seem to change faster framed by the haunting green aisles of Glasgow’s Necropolis as the whole of the city is laid out before visitors and natives alike. But despite its sweeping panorama views, cracking stones, and lichen-covered etchings, its darkly Victorian, ...