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Views on #GUIndyRef: Sam Beaton – International Socialist Group

19th February 2013

Sam Beaton Thursday’s campus referendum on independence is more than just a practice run for the campaign in 2014, and more than just a statistic which will be used by either the Yes or No camp to gauge reception amongst students. It will be national news, a PR victory for one side, and a boost ...


Views on #GUIndyRef: Richard Madden – Scottish Green Party

18th February 2013

Richard Madden I was born in Scotland, I am Scottish. I will be voting ‘Yes’ on February 21st. Over 300 years ago, my ancestors, the Scottish masses, did not get a say on the future of Scotland. The upcoming referendum in 2014, as well as the campus referendum, finally offers us that chance to have ...


Don’t let Glasgow’s museums ruin you

18th February 2013

Euan McTear Being born and raised in Glasgow I have been to my fair share of the city’s museums. Before long, though, the word “museum” had connotations of boring afternoons looking at boring things – the same boring things as were there last time. If it was suggested by your parents that the family should ...


How the media removes rape victims voices

14th February 2013

Franziska Seitz I remember how I stared at the row of bears lying in front of me. The size of small infants, some had rope tied around their hands. Some had plasters on their mouths. Permanent marker indicated tears rolling down of almost all the plush toys’ eyes, while drawings on the rest of their ...


Defying Cancer: the microscope and the moustache

14th February 2013

Daniel Gocke On December 1st, men across the globe finally unencumbered themselves of the overgrown and unsightly bristle that they had nurtured above their top lips for the last month. This came as welcome news to friends, partners, and family, and surely too as great relief to those men themselves, who, divested of their responsibilities ...


Mary Mary, quite contrary

13th February 2013

Ruaridh Frize Everyone loves a celebrity drug scandal; Kate Moss doing cocaine, Lindsay Lohan doing just about everything and now we have Justin Bieber of all people, being caught smoking what looked suspiciously like marijuana. Considering this is not the first time a young teen star has been caught ‘experimenting’ with drugs – Miley Cyrus ...


Leave university to the elites, not idlers

13th February 2013

Hugo Wynston-Chamberlain Earlier in the month, Education Minister David Willets announced there needs to be a greater push in getting more white working-class males into university, as recent figures highlighted only 30% of male school-leavers continued into Higher Education. According to Willets, this put these young men into the ‘disadvantaged groups’ category, that need a ...


Hard to swallow?

13th February 2013

Katherine Thomas For me it started with rice. You see, I’d grown up with only one type of rice. In my sheltered pre-university existence in a market town in rural Oxfordshire, other types seemed superfluous. Yet amidst all the excitement of each new university experience, I found food to be the one experience I got ...


How to get published as an undergraduate

16th January 2013

Mark McCahill Ian McIver You will all be familiar with academic journals, but have you ever thought of being published in one? If you are an undergraduate student, studying a subject within the arts, humanities, and social sciences, Groundings is for you. Groundings is an undergraduate peer-reviewed journal, published annually on a cross-disciplinary theme. The journal, founded ...


For the students, by the students?

10th December 2012

Chris Sibbald Two announcements of note caught my attention this month. Firstly, the news that Glasgow University Union (GUU) is receiving £7m for a new extension development. Secondly, this newspaper’s revelation that the Queen Margaret Union (QMU) has been, and continues to be, experiencing poor financial results. The differing trajectories of the two student unions ...