Racist accusations levelled as disastrous AGM left incomplete
AGM brought to a close after loss of quoracy, with students calling the meeting a “disgrace” and a “joke”
AGM reveals student association to be over £113,000 in deficit
Heated debate occurs after BME trustee motion rejected leads to accusations of racism
Association AGM, led to many heated debates between the students in attendance. AUSA had originally feared that their AGM may have not been able to achieve quoracy, which requires 250 students be present for any vote to take place.
Capital punishment in the 21st Century
As Indonesia is preparing to execute infamous Australian Bali 9 ringleaders Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, along with Brazilian, French, Ghanian, Nigerian and Filipino nationals, the question is raised of what the consequences are internationally and domestically of taking such a hard line on criminal activity in the 21st century.
The case of the Bali 9 leaders Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran and their impending execution by firing squad has been making headlines both domestically in Indonesia and internationally, after last-minute appeals to overturn their sentence were rejected.
Prison guard no-strike deal - is this the right move?
Grant Costello and Katherine Gilbert debate on the first ever ‘no-strike’ deal in Scotland between prison guards and the Scottish government
The right to strike and campaign for better wages, working conditions and terms of employment is one that has been hard fought for, yet the leaders of the Prison Officers Association (POA) Scotland have seen fit to sign away one of their members’ basic human rights for the pittance of a bonus offered by the SNP Government.
All public sector workers in Scotland have been subject to a wage freeze for the past several years; however, the SNP government recently announced a £7 million pay package for 3,500 Scottish prison staff.
Interview with Gordon Aikman
Why a death sentence can lead to a new lease of life
At 29 years old, Gordon Aikman was told that he was going to die, and very soon. Having gone to the doctor after noticing that his hands were quite numb, he was suddenly faced with the worst possible result.
Placebo @ The Music Hall
Last Tuesday, the fans of the London-based band Placebo got to witness them perform live in Aberdeen for the first time in 14 years. The band have been of constant relevance in the music world over the past 20 years, both in the UK and worldwide, which was clearly evident in the diverse crowd present at the event.
North Sea Ninjas
Scotland is a surfer’s dream. There are some well documented surf spots where surfing is very popular.