Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Review: A Play, A Pie and a Pint (Descent)

A Play, A Pie and a Pint at Òran Mór is one of the most iconic regular events that takes place in Glasgow. For your ticket, you are given a small-scale performance with up to three actors, alongside a beverage and your lunch to enjoy as you watch.

Recent themes in the current season of plays have included sci-fi and political satire, but for the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival, in association with Luminate, a new play Descent was performed six times over consecutive days, promising an accurate account of dementia and its struggles. I was intrigued: how would such a serious health issue be conveyed among more light-hearted plays in such a basic form?

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

9 reasons why you should date a journalist

Recently, I read an article entitled "8 reasons why you shouldn't date a journalist", and I found myself disagreeing with almost all of the points. Journalists are great to be around, right? Why wouldn't you want to date us? We have many redeeming factors, so I thought I'd share 9 of the best.

Monday, 19 October 2015

News: Strathclyde ranks 46th in university league tables

Strathclyde has ranked 46th in the UK in The Times and Sunday Times University League Tables 2016.

This puts the university at seventh in Scotland.

The university’s score for student satisfaction and experience increased from last year’s rankings by nine places. 86% of students are happy with student life at Strathclyde.

Other areas where Strathclyde scored highly were the rate of first-class and 2:1 degrees achieved by students, which has a rate of 78%, and in sports – where the university ranks 42nd.

Strathclyde is also in the top 25 for research submissions, with a high number of submissions and nearly 80% of research since 2008 has been rated world-leading or internationally excellent.

Saturday, 17 October 2015

Do graduates have to move to London?

London is the place where dreams come true, right? Thousands of graduates each year flock to the city to find work, due to the ever-present fact that “there are no graduate jobs across the UK” anymore, and London is the only place to find a graduate-entry job that is perfect for you.

It’s a vicious cycle for graduates: most work experience and internships are unpaid, but almost all graduate jobs require some form of experience and unless your family can fund for you to work unpaid, it’s easy to become desperate for employment. Many people move to London in a last-ditch attempt to obtain a paid entry-level job. 

In fact, according to the Daily Mail, one in three 22 to 30 year olds with a degree move to London in order to find employment. Is it really necessary to pack up and move to the capital city as soon as you have your degree in your hands, like many graduates believe?


It’s not a definite answer, but for some, re-locating is by far the best option whereas for others, it is possible to stay near your family or your university city.

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Some LUSH Christmas goodies

LUSH, je t'aime beaucoup. Especially at Christmas. Every year, I swear I don't need any more bath products when you release your spicy, cinnamon and apple scented Christmas range. Every year, I give in.

Lord of Misrule bath bomb