2015 April



Glasgow University student set to unseat shadow foreign secretary

27th April 2015

Ashcroft poll suggests that Mhairi Black will oust Douglas Alexander in Paisley and Renfrewshire South following a predicted swing of 25% from Labour to SNP Claire Thomson Writer Glasgow University student Mhairi Black is on course to become the youngest ever MP. The SNP candidate for Paisley and Renfrewshire South could unseat Labour’s Shadow Foreign Secretary ...


Counselling Services introduce improvements from September

27th April 2015

Anna Longton Writer Glasgow University Counselling and Psychological Services are planning a complete review of the whole service, with aims to implement the new changes over summer and be ready for use by the start of the next academic term. The changes include making more appointments available to students and providing online self-help material that ...


University commits to gender quota for governing bodies

27th April 2015

Robyn Bell Writer The University of Glasgow has pledged to ensure that women hold at least 40% of positions on its governing bodies. The assurance was provided after the chairs of Scotland’s 18 higher education institutions committed to achieving a greater gender balance across their boards, with the implementation of a 40:40 split of men ...


Carbon Management Committee meets for first time in almost a year

27th April 2015

University commitment to sustainability comes under fire as dedicated carbon management working group fails to meet three to four meetings a year target Fraser McGowan Deputy News Editor The University of Glasgow’s Carbon Management Committee (CMC) has met for the first time in nearly a year, as meetings have been repeatedly cancelled or delayed without ...


Editorial April 27th 2015

27th April 2015

Tom Kelly Editor in Chief Quickfire editorialisations, go! Do you care about your society? Then vote, the election is very soon and it seems pretty important. Did I say pretty important? I meant immensely. I’m not going to tell you how to vote but bear in mind that the reason pensioners get talked about so ...


Erasmus+ students lose grants

27th April 2015

Gina Mete, Fraser McGowan and Tanya Zhekova News Editor, Deputy News Editor and Writer The University of Glasgow will not pay grant funding to Erasmus+ students who are working abroad and earning more than €500 a month from their traineeship. Research conducted by the website thirdyearabroad.com shows that across the UK, the University of Glasgow is ...


In pictures: Hope Over Fear rally

27th April 2015

Danielle McFadyen Writer The day was busy, lasting  from 11am into the evening. A lady from Dunoon told me that people had come from all over Scotland to lend their support. There was a really varied mix of people, and a lot of different organisations, and also a lot of children. Many had flags or ...


Interview with Alex Salmond

22nd April 2015

Fraser McGowan & Alastair Thomas Deputy News Editors After delivering his lecture in the Bute Hall to an assembled audience of staff, students and alumni, Mr Salmond spoke to student media about the upcoming general election, independence and the European Union. Glasgow Guardian: Why does the SNP want to help facilitate stable government, by supporting ...


Alex Salmond visits University to receive honorary degree

22nd April 2015

  Marikki Nykanen Writer On Tuesday 21 April, former First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond received an honorary doctorate from the University of Glasgow. Addressing an audience in Bute Hall, Salmond spoke about the right balance between morality and self-interest. Salmond, who studied economics and medieval history at St. Andrews University, claimed that Adam Smith’s ...


Is there much point in an honorary degree?

21st April 2015

Shaun Turtle Writer Both Alex Salmond and Gordon Brown are due to give public lectures at the University of Glasgow and receive honorary degrees for their achievements during their long political careers, particularly, their attempts to engage the Scottish population during the referendum campaign last year. However, with neither of them having an academic connection ...