Boost for unions after Freshers’ Week success

Craig MacLellan Student bodies across campus have claimed Freshers’ Week 2008 as being one of the most successful ever. Both unions believed this year’s Freshers’ Week to be one of the best on record. Over 3,000 new students were…

Enterprise and Abolition

In the second of our three part series on a history of Glasgow University, Claire Strickett investigates the links between the University, the slave trade and the abolitionist movement The signs of Glasgow’s links to the slave trade are…

The people’s peer

Tom Bonnick speaks to Lord Adebowale, chief executive of Turning Point social care network about disability, discrimination and the growing economic crisis. It is difficult to reconcile first impressions of Lord Victor Adebowale with one’s notions of a typical…

Sweet words of truth

As Glasgow celebrates the work of Tennessee Williams, Tara Hepburn joins in on the admiration This year marks a huge list of anniversaries if you’re inclined to look for them. It is, as it happens, 75 years since Monopoly…

Participation prerequisite

James Porteous Following Guardian’s coverage of campus elections last year, in which the apparent apathy amongst students towards campus politics was brought into focus (with many electoral positons running un-opposed, or suffering from a low voter turnout), it is…

The rough and the smooth

George Binning The inhabitants of Guardian’s office have spent the past year (at least) pretending to ignore the radical developments going on in the Hub. It has been the general consensus that finding your news by looking out of…

Conflict of interest at Fresher’s Fair

George Binning The Officer Training Corps (OTC) clashed with the Stop the War Coalition (STWC) in their bids to win over new students in the Freshers’ Fair. Though all student societies had been briefed by the SRC to keep…

Disinfrenchised: Students forced to drop modules

Dionne Doherty French honours students have found their course options dramatically narrowed as reductions in staff have left the department unable to offer its normal range of modules. Third year students following a joint honours course and those taking…

Blade found in QMU bushes

A knife was found in the bushes outside the entrance of the Queen Margaret Union on September 18, Guardian has learnt. The weapon was discovered during the day, before the Freshers’ Ball took place, so it…

Murano Street mugging

Sarah Smith A girl was mugged during Freshers’ Week, just metres from Murano Street Student Village, after walking home from a night out at the unions. Rebecca Day, 19, and fellow first year student, Chris Forster, also 19, were…