Rodeo raises £14,000 for charity

Large crowds gathered at Garscube last weekend to attend the University of Glasgow’s largest annual fundraising event, the Vet Rodeo. Now in its 49th year, the Rodeo plays host to numerous attractions for children and adults…

Glasgow students make a break for it

Four Glasgow University students recently managed to make their way to Alicante – without spending a single penny. As part of a fundraising attempt for Comic Relief, the Jailbreak Challenge required the nine participating teams to…

SRC speaks out against SNP alcohol proposals

The Glasgow University SRC has aligned itself with members of the alcohol and retail industry in questioning the Scottish Government’s proposed controls on the sale of alcohol. President Gavin Lee made the comment in response to the SNP’s plans…

Dentists win innovation award

Ross Mathers Students from the Glasgow University Dental School have been awarded the top prize in this year’s Dental Innovation Technology Ideas awards. The final year students — Adam Gray, David Lagan and Pearce Hannigan — developed their entry…

GSA exhibits in China

George Binning Students from Glasgow School of Art (GSA) exhibited work alongside Chinese contemporaries in the Central Academy of Fine Art (CAFA) in Beijing early this April. The show comprised of 20 third year GSA students and 15 from…

Students set to launch space web

Ishbel Begg Six PHD students from Glasgow University have won the opportunity to see their design for a space web launched into orbit. After a successful proposal to a panel of experts, the students will construct the web with…

Refugees and the recession

… examines the difficulties faced by Glasgow’s refugees and asylum seekers – and those who try to help them. The Unity Centre sits on the corner of Ibrox Street in Cessnock, two or three hundred yards…

Anticapitalism in the capital: Rioting rocks London

As the economic crisis deepens and unemployment continues to rise, James Foley reports from the recent anticapitalist demonstrations in London On April 2nd, the leaders of twenty leading industrial nations met for the Summit on Financial Markets and the…

Living on borrowed time

George Binning Lending is one of the essential mechanisms of a fluid economy, whether it be for starting a business, buying a house or funding a university education. Without the availability of loans, huge, useless reservoirs of liquid assets…

Papering over the cracks

James Porteous The news that Daily Record and Sunday Mail workers are taking further strike action, in response to the threat to jobs at the newspapers, is a worrying continuation of a more prolonged employment issue in the media.…