2014 March



SRC 2014 interviews Education: Frankie O’Donnell

5th March 2014

Gine Mete Frankie O’Donnell is the current SRC School of Modern Languages and Cultures Representative. He also sits on the University’s Religion and Belief Equality Group. A final year Spanish and French student, O’Donnell has been a student at Glasgow for five years, and has taken part in the Erasmus and British Council programmes. He ...


SRC 2014 interviews Education: Alan McManus

5th March 2014

Alastair Thomas Swatland McManus prides himself on having been Kelvin Holdsworth’s campaign manager in the recent Rectoral elections. Even though he has no experience within the SRC, McManus believes his experience as a Life Coach and in a number of management positions give him the right credentials for the job. He describes his manifesto in ...


SRC 2014 interviews Student Support: Clopin Meehan

5th March 2014

Hannah McNeill Clopin is currently the Gender Equality Officer on the SRC, and considers herself a proud feminist and equal rights advocate. Prior to being in the SRC, she held the position of FemSoc President and has been politically active on campus throughout her time at Glasgow. She describes her campaign focus as “listening”, “acting” ...


SRC 2014 interviews Student Support: Liam King

5th March 2014

Euan McTear Liam is a Psychology and Philosophy student with previous SRC experience having been the Sexual Orientation Equality Officer for the past year. He has also been a student representative on the University’s Disability Equality Group and summed up his campaign as “experience”, “passion” and “engagement.” Guardian: Having been Sexual Orientation Equality ...


SRC 2014 interviews President: Naomi Duffy-Welsh

5th March 2014

Hannah McNeill Naomi has SRC experience as the current representative for the School of Critical Studies. She is a final year English Literature student that feels that despite only having had a few months on council that she can bring an outside awareness to the role. She describes her campaign as “here come gnomes” as ...


SRC 2014 interviews President: Donald Mackay

5th March 2014

Euan McTear Donald, from Dunblane, has already served three terms with the SRC Council, having previously been Undergraduate College Convenor for the College of Social Sciences, a General Representative and a Representative for the School of Law. He has also been a Court Assessor for the SRC and summed up his campaign as “fresh ideas” ...


SRC 2014 interviews President: Owen Mooney

5th March 2014

Louise Wilson Currently a general representative on the SRC and spearheading the anti-zero-hours contracts campaign, Mooney is a prominent member of the Glasgow University Labour Club (GULC). His manifesto is informed by his political values and he believes clubs and societies are the way forward in engaging students in campus politics. In three words, he ...


SRC 2014 interviews President: Breffni O’Connor

5th March 2014

Louise Wilson Breffni is the only candidate running for President with previous SRC Executive experience, currently holding the role of VP Student Activities (VPSA). Previously a Present Student Member of the GUU, she has quite a large support base. Breffni names “activism”, “engagement” and “representation” as her main focuses. Guardian: What ideas would you br...


Snowden: not a champion of the left

4th March 2014

Aidan Kerr The votes have been counted, the awkward congratulatory handshakes have been shook and the celebratory/commissary drinks have been drunk.  After all has been said and done Edward Snowden, of NSA leaking fame, has been elected to serve as Rector for the next three years. As someone who voted for every candidate bar Edward ...


Katherine Grainger: good as gold

2nd March 2014

By Rebecca Corbett Olympic gold medallist and one of the heroes of London 2012, Katherine Grainger talks to Glasgow Guardian about the language of rowing, why early mornings don’t get any easier and how rowing with GB led to her being pelted by maggots by some very angry fishermen. Guardian: When did you first begin ...