Glasgow named as top ten city

22nd October 2008

Tom Bonnick The popular travel guide, Lonely Planet, has named Glasgow as one of the ten best cities in the world. The new list, which was released to promote the ten cities Lonely Planet recommends visiting in 2009, also includes choices as diverse as Beirut, Warsaw and Shanghai. Half of the selections are European destinations, ...


Boost for unions after Freshers’ Week success

22nd October 2008

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 treated to live performances from The Subways, Wiley and Kissy Sell Out, and DJ sets from ...


Enterprise and Abolition

22nd October 2008

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 everywhere, if you know where to look. But until recently, most people have chosen to look ...


The people’s peer

22nd October 2008

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 peer. He does not own large tracts of land anywhere in the Home Counties; nor does ...


Sweet words of truth

22nd October 2008

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 was invented, 50 years since Elvis was drafted into the US Army, and 25 years since ...


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 ...