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Glasgow University and the return of Scotland

11th November 2008

In the third and final part of our series on a history of Glasgow University, James Maxwell investigates how the institution has influenced politics, the Nationalist movement and culture in contemporary Scotland Glasgow University has witnessed many of the most pivotal moments in Scottish history. Indeed, it has participated in a considerable number of them. ...


Privilege, private schools & educational apartheid: The case against charitable status

11th November 2008

Four Scottish private schools were recently told that they faced losing their charitable status. Scott Lavery argues that because of their exclusivity all fee-paying schools should have their charity tax-breaks revoked. There is an institution that cultivates the growing inequality across our society. Its existence is almost entirely devoted to serving the affluent and privileged, ...


Bush confined to the dustbin of history

11th November 2008

As George W. Bush’s second term in office draws to an end, James Foley examines the legacy of arguably the most hated man on earth As equities tumbled and millions of Americans faced repossession in late September, George Bush, in his eighth year as de facto world leader, had these words of comfort: “there’s also ...


Diary of a dairy queen

11th November 2008

Our resident carnivore, Michelle Williams, goes herbivore for a week to investigate veganism As a self-confessed dairy addict and staunch carnivore, I have always harboured a niggling fear that my meat-eating lifestyle might not stand up to my own scrutiny, and have always chosen not to look too closely, lest I scupper my taste buds ...


Losing the landlord lottery

11th November 2008

George Binning It is so often the case that International Students lose out in complications with their accommodation; for one thing they are not familiar with British law, and can be easily misled; secondly, any savvy landlord will know that these students will have to return to their home countries in a matter of months, ...


United States of whatever

11th November 2008

James Porteous While it may seem slightly self-indulgent to be writing an editorial based on the election process of another country, in a student newspaper, the momentous events in the United States that have taken place over the last week certainly merit mention within the pages of Guardian. The US has spent the last eight ...


Glasgow student nominated for helpline volunteer award

22nd October 2008

Kirstien Hodgson A Glasgow student has made it to the final stages of a competition that rewards the efforts of helpline workers. Morven Boyd was nominated by Chris Buckland, the Student Volunteer Support Service Coordinator, for the BT/THA Helpline Worker of the Year Awards 2008. Morven has been put forward for her work with the ...


Glasgow students protest banking bail-out

22nd October 2008

Pete Ramand Students and trade unionists demonstrated against bank-bailouts outside Halifax Bank of Scotland, Lloyds TSB and the Royal Bank of Scotland in Glasgow on October 18th. Danny McGregor, one of the organisers of the demonstration, outlined the demands of the protestors, highlighting the issues raised by rescuing big business with taxpayers’ money. He said: ...


Energy costs GUU jobs

22nd October 2008

News Staff The Glasgow University Union (GUU) has been forced to lay off a number of employees as a result of the rising cost of fuel. Chris Birrell, president of the GUU, told Guardian that the union was losing a lot of money on utility bills and facing another year of financial hardship as a ...


NHS block on new Hub pharmacy

22nd October 2008

George Binning Plans to introduce a pharmacy in the refurbished Hub have been blocked by the NHS Pharmacy Practice Committee (PPC) in the interests of local competition. Neeraj Salwan, co-owner of Apple Pharmacy, submitted the application for a pharmacy to a panel consisting of the PPC and the representatives of the pharmacies in the local ...