2015 March



VP Education Interview and Manifesto Analysis: Ruth Brown

3rd March 2015

Interview Guardian: As a postgraduate student, what will you do improve the way that postgrad students are represented by the SRC? Brown: This year I was PGT Convenor. I think I’ve been very successful in increasing engagement between postgraduate student and the SRC. I started holding drop-in sessions in partnership with the other PGT Convenors. ...


VP Student Activities Interview and Manifesto Analysis: Ameer Ibrahim

3rd March 2015

Interview Guardian: What have you achieved since being elected to the SRC in the Autumn 2014 elections? Ibrahim: One of the big focuses of the SRC right when I started was an absence of an international society at Glasgow. I was not fully aware before I got involved with the SRC last year. During first ...


VP Student Support Interview and Manifesto Analysis: UnaMarie Darragh

3rd March 2015

Interview   Guardian: What will you do to mitigate the proposed cuts to disabled student allowance? Darragh: The proposed cuts to the DSA will only effect students from England and the main issue is that they will have to pay for the cost of computers, perhaps two hundred pounds, so what we’re suggesting is that ...


VP Student Support Interview and Manifesto Analysis: Domi Bačanskaitė

3rd March 2015

Interview Guardian: What would you to limit the effects of the proposed cuts to the Disabled Students’ Allowance? Bacanskaite: First of all, we need to make sure that the University are not cutting the funding to Disability Services, which is obviously a huge problem because we have an increasing number of students, but the funding ...


SRC Presidential Candidates Interview Manifesto Analysis: Liam King

3rd March 2015

Interview Guardian: As VP Student Support, what is the most significant thing you have achieved for students over the last year? King: In terms of impact on students, it’s probably the behind the scenes work I’ve been doing with Counselling and Psychological Services. The significant changes really have been around how it’s going to ...


‘We have more democracy’

3rd March 2015

GUU has highest percentage of contested elections  on campus Hannah McNeill Deputy Editor Glasgow University’s four student bodies have released their candidate lists for the 2015 spring elections. Only twenty-seven of the eighty-nine available positions have been contested by candidates, and thirteen positions have no potential candidates. This means that 70% of available positions are ...


Glasgow ‘booziest’ university in Scotland

3rd March 2015

Kate Snowdon Production Manager Glasgow University has been ranked the booziest university in Scotland by a recent survey, and fourth in the UK as a whole. The Students Beans University Drinking League surveyed 1,649 UK university students, asking them about their drinking habits and attitudes. The poll places Glasgow well above nearest rivals Strathclyde, in ...


McGregor building incompetence continues

3rd March 2015

McGregor Building Deemed Fit for Purpose Despite Fire Safety Concerns Alastair Thomas & Fraser McGowan Deputy News Editors The University of Glasgow has been accused of mishandling the ongoing issues concerning the McGregor Building, which serves as a workspace for PhD students. Accusations include inaction on the part of the University following a damning fire ...


Editorial March 2nd 2015

3rd March 2015

Due to confusion over version of files, the editorial for the March the 2nd edition of the Guardian was printed with last issue’s editorial, below is the copy of the editorial intended for print.  Tom Kelly Editor I usually wake up at seven am on election day and go out to put up posters, and ...


QMU Presidential Candidate says homophobic and transphobic Twitter account is a ‘tongue-in-cheek parody’

2nd March 2015

Tom Kelly and Nathan Stilwell Editor & Writer UPDATE: Chris Steven added to the Glasgow Guardian that he performs stand-up comedy, specifically outwith QMU as he states he does not want “people to mistake my style for my real opinions”. He claims the Twitter account reported on is related to the comedy he performs. An ...