2016 September



In the age of referendum, all generations must be heard

30th September 2016

George Marsden Writer Referendums are damaging, but voters shouldn’t be disregarded on the basis of age. Politically speaking, this has been one of the most disappointing summers in recent history for young people. Along with hikes in tuition fees, the disappearance of maintenance grants for English students and an NUS caught up in its own ...


Former Tribes frontman Johnny Lloyd discusses fresh starts in anticipation of upcoming gig

30th September 2016

Jake Fisher Writer   After splitting up with Tribes in 2013, the former frontman Johnny Lloyd ended a relative hiatus from music by beginning his solo career. Having previously toured with bands like the Maccabees and Black Honey, Lloyd released his ethereal solo EP Dreamland, which stands in stark contrast to the Pixies and Nirvana-influenced ...


What will be the fate of European students post-Brexit?

24th September 2016

Harry Vizor Writer Two months ago, the British people made the monumental decision to leave the European Union and go it on our own. Despite having  had plenty of time for reflection, negotiations and decision-making, there is not yet any clear plan nor path for us to go down. Sterling dropped and can’t seem to ...


Glasgow’s top independent bookshops

24th September 2016

Alice Dingle Deputy Culture Editor – Books Finding a good read is more than just following your set reading list and hoping for the best.  The Glasgow Guardian has done its research and found the best independent bookshops in Glasgow that offer atmosphere, originality and an abundance of hidden literary gems. Voltaire and Rousseau 12-14 ...


Take One Action!: Film Festival

23rd September 2016

  Aileen Booth Culture Editor Glasgow’s Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA) has been at the forefront of Glasgow’s bustling culture scene since it was established in 1992, and prides itself on exhibiting the avant-garde, the independent, and the cutting edge. This mission statement lends itself each year to the Take One Action! film festival: an ...


A look at GlesGames: Glasgow’s biggest Gaming Social

23rd September 2016

Luke Shaw Deputy Culture Editor – Film and TV Most folk’s idea of a great night out probably doesn’t involve a mass of tangled cables, rows of illuminated screens, and the rowdy cheers of rivalry – unless you’re into some extremely specific competitive bondage – but here I am at Drygate Brewery surrounded by those ...


Widening gap: How rising tuition fees will hold back poorer students

23rd September 2016

Clare Patterson Writer For the first time since 2012, universities in England have begun to increase their fees above the £9,000 threshold introduced by the coalition government. Universities including Manchester and Durham have increased their 2017/18 fees to £9,250, following the introduction of measures which allow Universities meeting expectations under the new Teaching Excellence Framework ...


Interview with Kristian Nairn

22nd September 2016

Nathan Stilwell Deputy Editor Kristian Nairn, known best for his role as Hodor from the hit series Game of Thrones, is hit DJ currently on a worldwide tour. We caught him before his show at the Queen Margaret Union during Freshers Week. Glasgow Guardian: It has been 2 years since you played here in the QM, ...


Andy Murray LIVE Event: ATP or WTA tournament is ‘definitely possible’ in Scotland, as charity night proves a success

22nd September 2016

Jack Haugh Sports Editor Glasgow’s SSE Hydro played host to the first annual Andy Murray Live event as the British Number one was joined on court by special guests in an evening of entertainment all in the hopes of raising money and awareness for UNICEF and the Glaswegian charity ‘Young People’s Futures’.  With Jamie Murray, ...


Guide to Glasgow’s independent theatre scene

22nd September 2016

Aileen Booth & Agnes Checka Culture Editors In terms of UK cities, Glasgow has one of the most vibrant and exciting theatre scenes in the country. With numerous venues from Kings Theatre to the Pollockshaws Playhouse and world-renowned institutions such as the University of Glasgow and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, the opportunities for theatre-makers ...