Department scoops two awards for excellence

2nd March 2009

Craig McLellan The University of Glasgow’s Department of Urban Studies won two prizes at the recent Royal Town Planning Institute annual awards. The department, which launched a planning school in 2006, won an award for excellence in planning education. The planning school offers an MSc programme in real estate, planning and regeneration, which comprises five ...


Glasgow Uni in trans-Atlantic venture

2nd March 2009

Amy MacGregor The University of Glasgow will collaborate with Stanford University and the Caltech Institute in a £1.6 million project to investigate the commercial opportunities in the study of photonics. The collaborative programme, funded by the Science Bridges award from Research Councils UK, will see the Universities of Glasgow, Heriot-Watt, Strathclyde and St. Andrew’s work ...


Scholarship initiative is announced

2nd March 2009

Ishbel Begg The Right Hon. Charles Kennedy MP, last week launched this year’s Glasgow University Talent Scholarship drive. Designed to aid students who could face financial difficulties in taking up their place to study at Glasgow, fifty scholarships worth £1000 are being awarded each year. Mr. Kennedy, the current University rector, delivered the awards to ...


Occupation members come under fire

2nd March 2009

George Binning A total of £673.27 was raised for the DEC appeal on the University’s fundraising day. However the preceding occupation of the Computer Sciences Department provoked a wave of complaints from students in Glasgow. The occupying activists had won their demand to publicise the DEC Appeal but were heavily criticised for both their low ...


Three run for QMU top job

2nd March 2009

Ishbel Begg Nominations for the 2009 general elections at the Queen Margaret Union closed on February 27, with a number of positions left uncontested. Three students — Aaron Murray,  Lewis Mackenzie, and Angus Shepherd — will be fighting it out to win the election and become the next President. In contrast to this, five positions ...


GUU declares by-election

2nd March 2009

Sarah Smith The next president of the Glasgow University Union has been decided before the polls open due to a mistake on an application form made by one of the nominees. 22-year old Sports Medicine student, Chris Jubb, will not face a public election after the nomination form of fellow candidate, Graeme Ker was rejected ...


GUSA elections attract competition

2nd March 2009

Ross Mathers This year’s Glasgow University Sports Association Council elections are set to be the biggest for years, with many of its positions hotly contested. There are 16 positions to be filled with 12 of these requiring no past place in the council. One year in the council is needed to be elected as President, ...


SRC lacks representation

2nd March 2009

George Binning The upcoming elections for the Student’s Representative Council (SRC) look like a foregone conclusion with the overwhelming majority of open positions, including the presidency, being left either unopposed or completely vacant. Of the 21 positions available only five will be contested, while six positions may be won by default. The remaining ten positions ...


Seats left vacant in student elections

2nd March 2009

News Staff Student bodies at Glasgow University have announced the nominations for their upcoming elections, and a number of governing positions have been left without candidates. The elections for all four of the organisations will be taking place this week, although many of the important jobs have no students running for them. The Students’ Representative ...


Keeping Yourself Occupied

15th February 2009

George Binning Interest groups such as the Stop the War Coalition (SWC) and the Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign (SPSC) seem to split students into two camps. While there are plenty of sympathisers and supporters, a surprisingly large number of students find ‘that bunch’ very annoying. Perhaps its all the aggressive rhetoric and blocking the steps ...