Participation prerequisite

22nd October 2008

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 encouraging to see the upcoming SRC elections have attracted thirty nominations for the various council roles ...


The rough and the smooth

22nd October 2008

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 the office window to see what’s going on is lazy. Finally, we have found some real ...


Conflict of interest at Fresher’s Fair

29th September 2008

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 to their stalls, there were reports that the OTC and the STWC were roaming freely round ...


Disinfrenchised: Students forced to drop modules

29th September 2008

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 French with Law were spared from dropping a module, but those in senior honours were left ...


Blade found in QMU bushes

29th September 2008

Sarah Smith 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 is thought that it was most likely to have been dropped by someone on the night of ...


Murano Street mugging

29th September 2008

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 almost back at the Murano Street Halls of Residence where they both live, when an unidentified ...


SRC proposes new essay penalty policy

29th September 2008

News Staff The Student’s Representative Council (SRC) have produced a policy that, if passed, will standardise the penal system for late submissions of coursework. The document suggestions include a University-wide code of marking that would apply to every academic department. The suggested rules will have students losing one mark per day of late submission, until ...


Beanscene’s been saved

29th September 2008

Sarah Smith The sale of Scottish coffee house chain, Beanscene, to Fifi and Ally, has rescued the company after going into administration, with the result that 130 jobs have been saved. Beanscene went into administration in July, leaving its many employees unsure of their future. With the news of the sale to restaurant and retailer, ...


Historic win for Glasgow lecturer

29th September 2008

News Staff A professor at the University of Glasgow has become the first woman to win the Estelle Grover Lecture Award. Professor Mandy MacLean won the accolade in recognition of her research into pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH).  She was also the first British academic to win since Professor Timothy Evans, a consultant in Thoracic Medicine ...


Lembit at launch of Lib Dems

29th September 2008

Tom Bonnick Lembit Opik was in Glasgow on September 23 for the 2008 launch of the student Liberal Democrat party. The event, held at Curlers Bar on Byres Road, marks the beginning of an already successful year for the student organisation, which has increased its membership significantly through its Freshers’ Week activities. Mr. Opik, the ...