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Glasgow to launch controversial East Asia centre

1st April 2012

Senior managers at the University of Glasgow have come under fire after announcing a new venture which seeks to expand the institution’s growing influence in Asia. At an unpublicised meeting of the university’s ruling body of Court late on Friday afternoon, Professor Anton Muscatelli announced the university would seek to push on with their policy ...


The Darkness II

23rd March 2012

Joe Trotter Platform: Xbox, Playstation, PC | PEGI: 18+ | Release: Now | Developer: Digital Extremes | Publisher: 2x Games It’s fair to say that Jackie Estacado is not a happy man. Consumed by an all-powerful, dominating force known as the Darkness which he has managed to control for now (surprise plot ...


A harsh place for asylum seekers

12th March 2012

Debbie White 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 in order to persuade them to ‘voluntarily’ return to their country of origins. These ...


The Sun is out, the Ewoks have lost.

12th March 2012

Euan McTear Last month we discussed the dismissal of ‘Lad’s Mag’s from the QMU shop. Now shelves have been joined by a new villain. By the time this newspaper passes through your hands, you’ll have witnessed the birth of a new newspaper. I use the word “new” here, but I shouldn’t. It’d be like if ...


The internship paradox

5th March 2012

Sam Wigglesworth It’s that age old problem, you can’t get a job without experience, but nobody is willing to hire you so you can’t get it. Internships, it has been proposed are a solution to this catch-22 problem. However, they’re not accessible to everyone, for two key reasons. Firstly, given that many internships require students ...


Time for change

28th February 2012

Matt Brough (Glasgow Guardian Editor 2001-2) This article was first published in 2004 Getting involved in student politics is a lot like contracting a strain of herpes but with a greater chance of painful weeping sores. For a start, you’re usually infected through no real decision of your own and, once you are, everyone who ...


State of the Unions

10th February 2012

News team Glasgow University is unique in having two separate student unions, the Queen Margaret Union and the Glasgow University Union, plus the Students’ Representative Council which represents students to the University. Where does their money come from, and what do they do? Where their money comes from What they do with it Students’ Representative Council ...


The curious case of John Oguchuckwu

12th December 2011

Amy Mackinnon John should be sitting where you are now: reading the Glasgow Guardian, in the library perhaps, maybe over a coffee, taking a break from writing his honours dissertation. Instead, the Glasgow student is in Lagos, Nigeria, with no home, no medication and no money. “The others came back to families” he says, “but ...


MyCampus: staff feedback

12th December 2011

The following is a body of staff comments given as part of the staff consultation on MyCampus, which was initiated in the wake of the system’s troubled launch in September 2011. There is very little functionality in this system, I’m amazed that it was chosen as the “best” system that was on offer. The ...


MyCampus: on the frontline

12th December 2011

Anonymous MyCampus helpdesk staff And so an email landed in my inbox; “would you like to earn some money over Freshers Week as MyCampus support? ‘No’, was the initial answer in my head, until I remembered my place as a postgraduate student at a university which meets every request and every outcry with “we’ve got ...