2017 February



Interview and analysis: UnaMarie Darragh – QMU Vice President Membership, Clubs and Societies candidate

28th February 2017

Kate Snowdon Editor UnaMarie Darragh, by her own admission, is addicted to running for election. Having served on the Queen Margaret Union (QMU) board as a Current Student Representative this year, and with a previous three years in office at the Students’ Representative Council (SRC), latterly as Vice President Student Support on the executive, she ...


Glasgow Airport to Introduce Drop-Off Charge

27th February 2017

Andrew McCluskey Reporter Glasgow Airport has announced it will charge drivers £2 to drop off passengers. The change is expected to take effect at the end of April, after the opening of the airport’s new pick-up and drop-off point. The new pick-up and drop-off point was announced at the end of January, as part of ...


As it happened: Non-sabb SRC Heckling

27th February 2017

Here you can view the Glasgow Guardian closed live blog of the non-sabb SRC Heckling, as it happened. ...


As it happened: GUSA Hustings

27th February 2017

Here you can view the Glasgow Guardian closed live blog of the GUSA Hustings, as it happened. ...


As it happened: QMU Hustings

27th February 2017

Here you can view the Glasgow Guardian closed live blog of the QMU Hustings, as it happened.  ...


Interview and manifesto analysis: Lauren “Shoogle” McDougall – SRC Vice President Student Support candidate 

27th February 2017

Hamish Morrison Investigations Editor Manifesto Analysis The main focus of Lauren “Shoogle” McDougall’s manifesto is on student-led support initiatives, which is encouraging, given her acknowledgement of the increased strain being put upon student services, under “increased pressure and flatlining budgets”. Her solutions, therefore, are to emphasise what can be done by students and foste...


Interview and manifesto analysis: Kate Powell – SRC Presidential Candidate (unopposed)

27th February 2017

Austen Shakespeare Reporter Manifesto Analysis  Powell’s manifesto states that there needs to be a ranking system for landlords, in order that students can avoid landlords with poor reputations and poor private accommodation in general. When pressed about the university’s own accommodation problems, such as rents and quality, Powell claimed that there was an improved relationship ...


Interview and manifesto analysis: Tia Manavis – SRC Vice President Student Support candidate

27th February 2017

Katy Scott News Editor Manifesto Analysis Tia Manavis’ manifesto focuses heavily on ideas that cater to the individual well-being of each student and addresses the familiar problem of engagement. However, given the current budget restraints of the SRC, the viability of actually enacting all of these well-meaning initiatives is questionable. Manavis emphasises that she will ...


Interview and manifesto analysis: Pritasha Kariappa – SRC Vice President Student Activities candidate (unopposed)

27th February 2017

Holly Sloey  Reporter Manifesto Analysis Pritasha Kariappa is set to be the SRC’s next Vice President of Student Activities, as she is running for election unopposed. Currently the Charities, Clubs and Societies Officer, Kariappa has some experience on the SRC and has worked closely with current VP of Student Activities, Mhairi Harris, throughout the year ...


Interview and manifesto analysis: Ali Bahtti – SRC Vice President Education candidate

27th February 2017

Hamish Morrison Investigations Editor Manifesto Analysis If Ali Bhatti is running in good faith, he seems well-intentioned, although ill-informed and impressively under-qualified. If he’s not, the joke isn’t particularly funny. The most disturbing thing about Bhatti’s manifesto is the numerous Trump references littered throughout. His insistence that the slogans “#make lectures recorded ag...