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

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

So will anyone admit to cheating in an exam then?

Anonymous said...

Re: The Music Story

I'm a student in the music department and, it's true. Our department is really badly resourced. But we shouldn't blame this on the staff - it's not fair. They ask for more money every year and the Uni always says no.

toomuchinformation said...

Well I cheated in the exams to get into uni so why would I stop now ;-)

Anonymous said...

Put the new issue on the web, dude. I really wanted to sent my boyfriend, who's studying at the Uni of Virginia, the article on how Uni of Glasgow is now (apparently) up there with Yale, Harvard, and Princeton. Camon! This uni is full of slackers and underfunded departments, how can it possibly be in the running?! I recognize that Glasgow has a good rep, but I also know, after being here for four years, that much of it is just talk. On the other hand, I'm applying to postgrad programs in the states, so this article might help me out. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

it was good to see Guardian focussing on a positive story for a change. it's really good to be the favourite scots uni for yanks

Anonymous said...

just thought i'd let you know the music department are fuming. apparently the head of dept is going to ask the principal to shut you down.

tedious said...

Shut down the paper? Good to see censorship is alive and well in Glasgow

Nicholas V said...

The universtiy is Up there with Princeton Yale and Harvard in one very small criteria.

However, If you wish to see the full picture it would be wise to read The Times University review.

We are not even in the top fifty.

Also, on what grounds does the Head of music want to shut sown the newspaper?

Grant Findlay said...

I've heard that the head of dept has spoken to the Arts Dean who is lobbying the principal to get the paper shut down.

God knows why they're the only people who tell the truth although I agree with you - the Ivy League story panders to the university a little. Lord only knows that they've sent copies to loads of American high schools. Maybe that's why the issue went so quickly?

Grant

Ex Editor said...

The Principal has no power, and I doubt any intention, to close down the student newspaper. We are an independent publication funded partly by a grant from the SRC and (more heavily) by revenue from advertising.

However, it is true that rumblings about the Music Department article, which appeared in our last issue (and can be read online), did reach last night's senate meeting.

Bill Sweeney (head of the Music dept) complained about part of the article because he said it only polled one student. He also said the teacher's comment was inaccurate.

Although there was only direct quote from one student we did speak to many others in the department who weren't willing to be quoted (even anonymously) as they said they had been warned against it by staff in the department. Another student's quote was removed from the article during subediting because it simply echoed the sentiments of others.

Mr Sweeney did, however, agree with the part of the article that highlighted the chronic lack of funding and called on the Principal to rectify the situation.

A selection of responses from this blog will appear in our next issue. Keep your comments coming.

Anonymous said...

I still can't get over the ridiculous claim to 'Ivy' status that someone at GLasgow Guardian just decided to make.

On what grounds? That Yale and Harvard are expensive? How does this qualify Glasgow to be 'up there' with those big boys?

Really, please do some more in depth homework before making such plainly false claims.

It just makes you look bad.

Anonymous said...

I still can't get over the ridiculous claim to 'Ivy' status that someone at GLasgow Guardian just decided to make.

On what grounds? That Yale and Harvard are expensive? How does this qualify Glasgow to be 'up there' with those big boys?

Really, please do some more in depth homework before making such plainly false claims.

It just makes you look bad.

GUM Editor said...

Dear anonymous,

Don't worry, Guardian always does its homework - we weren't the first to make the claim of the Scottish Ivy League.

In Feburary the Boston Globe ran a story 'A New Ivy League, Far Afield' detailing the rise of Bostonians ignoring Harvard et al for Scottish universities, of which Glasgow was considered the most appealing.

Hope this clears up the confusion.