26 April 2006

Have your say...

Here's the stories from our new issue. The best comments will be published in the next issue.

Exams ban for mobile cheats

University bosses have warned that students caught using their mobile phone in exams will be refused credit and banned from future assessments.

America’s Ivy League: Yale, Harvard, Princeton and… Glasgow

Students in the USA are choosing Glasgow University over the more prestigious American institutions, according to new figures.

Watchdog says unfair bank charges are illegal

Credit card charges above £12 are unfair, according to the Office of Fair Trading.

We Need Your Help

Glasgow police chiefs believe students, as well as other communities in the city, need to help them in their drive to eradicate the culture of violence which exists in the city.

Music dept in resource crisis

Students studying music at Glasgow University have said the department is under-resourced and that the teaching is too simplistic.

New students’ representative council elected

Glasgow students last month elected a new Student Representative Council

New issue out now

The latest issue of Guardian is out now. Get your copy at the unions, library, dining rooms and in the John Mac building and it'll soon be online. Enjoy.

23 April 2006

Contributor meeting

We're having a contributor meeting Monday 24th April (and every Monday) at 5.00pm in the Williams Room.

Hope to see you there.

Guardian goes bumper

We're putting the finishing touches to the biggest Guardian ever. As well as news, comment, sport and insight we've introduced a new features pullout.

Don't miss interviews with David Icke, Shirley Henderson and Uri Geller. Also features from Guardian's shortlisted columnist Natalie Boddy of Sex and the Semester fame.

In insight we have an exclusive triptych special. An online issue will be up tomorrow afternoon and hard copies will flood campus on Tuesday.

If you have any comments on the issue be sure to leave them on the blog

21 April 2006

Editor wanted

We're looking for a new editor. Anyone interested in applying should contact Shona Morrison (vp-comms@src.gla.ac.uk) for a full job description.

13 April 2006

Guardian recommends...

Blasted at the Tron Theatre

Anything described by the Daily Mail as a “a disgusting feast of filth” must be worth a look. And if you know the work of Sarah Kane you'll know exactly what they mean. A playwright who fought her demons by putting them on stage, only to be ultimately fatally consumed by them off-stage, this play looks into the dark recesses of love, examining cruelty and abuse. It's presented by the award-winning disabled theatre group GRAEAE.

Click here for details.

3 April 2006

Have your say

Here's a summary of the news stories in the last issue. To read the entire articles click here. You can have your say on these stories, or anything else, by commenting on this blog. The best opinions will be printed in the new blogspot feature and one winner will bag a prize.

Fatally attacked student mourned

Friends of a student, fatally attacked on Sauchiehall Street last week paid tribute to his passion for life

Unfair bank charges costing students over £1.2 million a year

Students at Glasgow University are paying over £1.2 million in bank charges every year, a new survey has found

Lecturers call on students to support them as they begin strikes and assessment bans

Glasgow University is one of many higher education institutions that are boycotting all assessment to force employers into a fairer pay deal

Fear and fire at Murano St

Residents at Glasgow University’s largest students village have sad they have no faith in the site’s security according to a recent survey

National Student Survey unsuitable

An official at one of the country’s leading universities has said the National Student Survey is unsuitable for Scotland

Fare’s not fair

Glasgow students could face massive price increases if a local bus operator manages to overturn fare ‘capping’ legislation

Hunterian Denies Negligence

Staff at the Hunterian art gallery are divided over revelations in the last issue of Guardian that valuable art work may be in danger

Student leaders chosen

Both of Glasgow University’s student unions chose their new boards in their annual general elections last week

Guardian recommends...

Jane Eyre at the Citz

Forget the staid productions you were dragged along to see with your English class, this is a production by the Shared Experience theatre company, a group determined to revitalise classics with drama and excitement. Purists beware.

Click here for more info.

2 April 2006

Glasgow celebrity spots

Because why should Heat readers and stalkers have all the fun? Recent spottings on Byres Rd have included the queens of daytime TV, Kaye Adams (the only likable one on ITV's daily hen party Loose Women) and Miss Hooley, the school teacher with one outfit from Balamory (allegedly married to Greg Hemphill). Elsewhere Ashton Lane attracted Ken "Rebus" Stott and Sam "forget-the-Sam-bit-I-just-go-by-my-surname" Preston (Chantelle was not in attendance. No doubt too busy living the dream).

Can anyone top this galaxy of stars?

1 April 2006

Scottish Student Press Awards

The Herald have launched their annual student press awards. For more information click here.


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