Facebook, the 21st century ballot box

Quick question. What is blue, supports community and will win the US Presidential election this year? No, not Papa Smurf, I’m talking about Facebook. This is its year. It has amassed 800 million members and will act as the…

A secret shame? Poverty in the west-end of Glasgow

For many, there seems to be a dissonance between appearance and reality when it comes to thinking about poverty and social exclusion in the west end of Glasgow. What might underlie this is the assumption that poverty is largely…

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Amid all the controversy surrounding the expensive implementation of MyCampus, proposed course cuts, cross-border tuition fees and general anxiety over university funding and the cost of higher education in Scotland, the University of Glasgow has begun this year to…

A harsh place for asylum seekers

Destitution is a major issue affecting the asylum seekers of Glasgow; according to a report by the Joint Committee of Human Rights, the Government practises a ‘deliberate policy of destitution’, by forcing people into a state of complete poverty…