2015 March



University approves £5m “animal holding facility” for research

3rd March 2015

Sam Wigglesworth and Gina Mete The Glasgow University Court has approved an investment which allows for the development of a controversial “clean animal holding facility”. This is part of a £775m Campus Estates Strategy that was approved on 24 February 2015. £5m of this sum, which will be paid for by the University, will be ...


SRC Sabbatical Hustings (As It Happened)

3rd March 2015

The SRC Sabbatical hustings are an opportunity for anyone to scrutinise the candidates running for the executive by asking questions live. Watch our live stream and read our blogging from the time here. 18.06 Coverage of SRC Sabbatical Hustings about to begin. 18.21 Vice President (Student Activities) up first. Ameer Ibrahim is running unopposed for ...


QMU Hustings (As It Happened)

3rd March 2015

The QMU Hustings is an opportunity for anyone to scrutinise the candidates who are running by asking them questions live. View our live blog and video stream from the time here. 19.09 Stay tuned for our live blog and video stream of hustings, beginning soon! 19.20 The video stream is up and the hustings are about ...


Glasgow Tigers cruise to victory over Pyros

3rd March 2015

By Nathan Stilwell and Josh Haslam The Glasgow Tigers secured a solid 20-6 win against the UWS Pyros at Garscube on Sunday 1st March, spelling the American Football team’s 7th consecutive win in the Northern Divisional Cup. A win against Aberystwyth next saturday will push the Tigers into the British University and College Sport (BUCS) ...


SRC Presidential Candidate Interview and Manifesto Analysis: Georgia Charalambous

3rd March 2015

Interview Guardian: You have a lot less experience of the SRC council than the two candidates you are running against. What do you think makes you the best person for the job? Charalambous: Basically I consider it an advantage because it gives me the opportunity to have a fresh perspective of the things I see. ...


SRC Presidential Candidate Interview and Manifesto Analysis: Cal Davies

3rd March 2015

Interview Guardian: As VP Education, what have you achieved for students over the last year? Davies:  The first thing that I think I should say is that I have met all of my manifesto promises. I’ve worked hard at achieving all of them or coming to a resolution. Some are continuing, and others haven’t been ...


QMU Presidential Candidate Interview and Analysis: Alice Stearn

3rd March 2015

Interview Guardian: Sources within the QM tell us that a plan for a living wage has already been assessed, and at current rates the plan would bankrupt the QM in 5 years. How do you plan to fund this? Stearn: So this is why I plan for this to be at the end of my ...


QMU Presidential Candidate Interview and Manifesto Analysis: Chris Steven

3rd March 2015

Interview Guardian: You said you wanted to take the Union away from politics and the stresses of University life, does that mean taking the Union away from activism? Steven: I don’t really think Charities and Campaigns equates to politics and stresses of University life, what we do in Charities and Campaigns is look to give ...


QMU Presidential Candidate Interview and Manifesto Analysis: Max Sefton

3rd March 2015

Interview Guardian: You mentioned dropping Magic on weeknights where it wouldn’t be possible, how would you make sure that didn’t lead to the death of QM’s club night over all? Sefton: Perhaps I didn’t make that quite clear in my manifesto. I would suggest in the weeks when it’s not possible to throw it in ...


VP Education Interview and Manifesto Analysis: Gemma Gratton

3rd March 2015

Interview Guardian: What will you do to improve communication between postgraduate students and the SRC? Gratton: One of the issues with postgrads is that a lot of them are only here for one year, so it’s important that we are immediately visible during Freshers’ Week when they arrive. I would want to work closely with ...