2016 March



GUU Election Results

3rd March 2016

Lauren Holt News Editor The Glasgow University Union election results were announced tonight. Blair Lockwood won Honorary Secretary by 233 votes. Lockwood, a second year Product Design Engineering student, has promised to build a reputation and improve relationships across campus with the other student bodies and societies including GULGBTQ+, as well as posing the idea ...


Ameer Ibrahim elected SRC president

3rd March 2016

Ameer Ibrahim has been elected president of the Glasgow University Student Representative Council by a margin of just 18 votes, beating UnaMarie Darragh and Ellen Morton. Ibrahim received a total of 1561 votes, Darragh received 1543 and Morton 227. Mhairi Harris was elected VP (Student Activities), Kate Powell for VP (Education) and Erin Ross for VP (Student Support). ...


A response to The Tab

3rd March 2016

“We adhere to our own rule: to be on the side of the students.” Alastair Thomas and Fraser McGowan Editor In most cases, we at The Glasgow Guardian make a rule of not responding to the criticisms that the Tab throws our way. It’s usually just not worth it. Take the Charity Fashion Show piece ...


QMU presidential canadiates U-turn over living wage for under 25s

3rd March 2016

Nathan Stilwell, Selena Drake and Andrew McIntyre News Editor and Writers The Queen Margaret Union’s (QMU) presidential candidates appeared to have U-turned over their opinions of the union implementing a living wage at the Presidential Hustings. Jack Smith, Emma Anderson and Scott Wilson initially said that a living wage for under 25s working at the ...


Election editorial: who you should vote for SRC president

2nd March 2016

Fraser McGowan, Alastair Thomas & Marcus Jack Editors & Subcity manager For the first time in our five-year strong university career, we sat down, underprepared, to watch the SRC Election Hustings. If you’ve never done this, you should really try it out; the acting is better than in any STaG production, the drama exceeds that ...


Queen Margaret Union holding most contested election in years

2nd March 2016

Selena Drake & Andrew McIntyre Writers The Queen Margaret Union (QMU) is holding one of its most contested elections in years. The union held the first of their two hustings yesterday evening. The event lasted over four and a half hours and all positions other than Social Convenor and Events Convenor were contested. Hustings involved two minutes speeches ...


SRC hold hustings for sabbatical positions

2nd March 2016

Rhys Harper Online Editor The Student’s Representative Council held a hustings event for candidates of their four paid full-time sabbatical positions yesterday evening. Candidates for the Vice-presidential roles of Education, Student Support and Student Activities as well candidates running to become the next SRC President were posed questions by audience members and online viewers hours ...


SRC ran Movember at a loss in 2015

1st March 2016

Fraser McGowan Editor* The Glasgow University Students’ Representative Council (SRC) made a loss of £4.57 on its Movember campaign in 2015, after the organisation spent a total of £264.86 and donated £260.29 to the Movember Foundation. Documents obtained by this newspaper show that £175.86 was spent on stick-on moustaches; £39.00 was spent on marketing and ...


Watch: Interview with Ruari Thomson, GUSA presidential candidate

1st March 2016

Interview by Jonni Marsh....


Watch: Interview with Iain French, VP (student support) candidate

1st March 2016

Interview by Nathan Stilwell....