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Milo Yiannopoulos, Free Speech And Glasgow University

Tara Fitzpatrick | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK
Tara Fitzpatrick

While universities across the world have adapted the language of 'safe spaces' and 'no platforming' for speakers with views deemed controversial, others have found their voices subsequently excluded from the debate.

Free Speech On Campus - Glasgow University Rector Nominations

Harry Vizor | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Harry Vizor

Rather than simply shouting about it and slandering the opponent, campaign against the view/nomination, debate against it, and most importantly vote against it. That's the only way to prove that the university as a whole doesn't want a hostile, flippant provocateur at the helm.

Protests Over Milo Yiannopoulos Being Nominated As Rector At Glasgow Show The Divide Still Between 'Free Speech' And 'Hate Speech'

April Wilson | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
April Wilson

I am not saying he shouldn't speak (though I wish he wouldn't); but there is a difference between giving a perspective and encouraging an attack on a group. For me that is the difference between hate speech and free speech.

How Glasgow University Students Need To Crush Milo

Aamer Anwar | Posted 12.03.2017 | UK
Aamer Anwar

I empathise with 3000 Glasgow students who have signed a petition demanding Milo's removal from the election, whilst others argue that the election should be boycotted until he is removed from the ballot paper, but to do either would be a fundamental mistake as 'Martyr status' is exactly what this non-entity craves.

Glasgow Takes The Prize For Best University April Fools

The Huffington Post UK | Catherine Wyatt | Posted 01.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Glasgow University tricked students this April Fools' Day when it told students it was erecting a helter-skelter on campus. Herald Scotland and the...

Four Student Occupations Which Actually Won Their Demands

The Huffington Post UK | Ben Jackson | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education

You don't often hear about student protesters winning battles with uni bosses. Why? Put simply, because it hardly ever happens. Last month, two Birmin...

Students To Vote On Whether To Elect Snowden As University Representative

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education

The final votes in the rector election at one of the UK's oldest universities will be cast on Tuesday, with nominees including whistleblower Edward Sn...

Whistleblower Edward Snowden Runs For University Post

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Whistleblower Edward Snowden is to stand as a candidate for a university post at one of the UK's oldest institutions, according to a group of students...

Lucy Sherriff

Forbidden All-Male Dinners Return To Glasgow University | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Despite being forbidden, all-male dinners are to make a return at a a Scottish university, prompting female students to raise concerns for their safet...

The Day I Saw Nelson Mandela Dance

Stephen Hull | Posted 25.08.2013 | UK
Stephen Hull

What I would see that afternoon would become a moment I'd recall in my mind for years to come and, through the wonders of the Internet, be able to relive over and over again. It would be the day I saw a free man dance with the joy of a fearless child.

Modern Misogyny and the Medieval Mouth

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 17.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Gates Cambridge Scholars

Thinking about recent local events, it is disturbing in the extreme that women have been called 'whore' and 'slut' by their male Union members when attempting to speak in debating contests. Here in the 21st Century the association between a woman's open mouth and her 'open' sexuality are again, however subconsciously or otherwise, being disseminated.

'Men Have Discussed How Best To Violently Rape Me'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 12.03.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A student who was heckled and booed for being a woman as she spoke at a prestigious debate has told of how she received rape threats after her ordeal....

The Sexism I Faced at the Glasgow University Union

The Cambridge Union Society | Posted 06.03.2013 | UK Universities & Education
The Cambridge Union Society

During the debate, a select number of male students, including former committee members and even an ex-president, made sexual comments about our appearance, shouted "shame woman", booed loudly and questioned "what does a woman know anyway?".

Sexism and Misogyny at Glasgow University Union

Louise Wilson | Posted 04.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Louise Wilson

Something needs to be done, and soon, or else Glasgow University risks losing a special part of its history. The behaviour of members will begin to alienate more and more students, leading to less and less profit and eventual decline.

Cambridge Students Boycott Debate Over 'Sexist Heckling'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 05.03.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Cambridge University's debate union is boycotting a prestigious competition after two women were subjected to misogynistic abuse from students in Glas...

Mobsters, Museums and the Twin Towers: Tutankhamun and the Illicit Antiquities Trade

Brendan Pittaway | Posted 22.01.2013 | Home
Brendan Pittaway

Dr Zahi Hawass, an egyptologist who styles himself as his country's 'Indiana Jones', has pressed foreign governments, museums and collectors to hand back even those treasures taken and maintained with the best of intentions. The British Museum has long resisted his attempts to return the Rosetta Stone.

'Patronising And Trivialising'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 09.10.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Students are celebrating a small victory after applying pressure to their union to change the name of a mental health awareness week paid off. Glas...

University's £14m System Leaves Students Unable To Enrol

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 02.08.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Glasgow University has been forced to apologise to its students after spending £14m on a new online system which has left pupils unable to enrol. ...