2017 March



Opposition Raised To Private Student Accommodation in Glasgow

21st March 2017

Osama Abou-zeid Writer A number of bodies and individuals have expressed concern over various private student accommodation developments planned for construction in Glasgow’s West End and City Centre. Both commercial and political organisations have voiced their opposition to what they see as an excessive growth of student accommodation in the city of Glasgow. A 326-bed ...


University library banks over £50k in fines

21st March 2017

Katy Scott News Editor The total amount banked by the Glasgow University Library from fines for overdue items last year was £58,519.90. In the same academic year, the University of Strathclyde only collected £17,158.23 in library fines. The sums were collected over the academic session 2015/16. It excludes the cost of replacing lost items and ...


Glasgow in Taxis Cup Seventh Heaven

21st March 2017

Jack Haugh Sports Editor Glasgow University secured a seventh Taxis Cup in succession in dramatic circumstances as they narrowly defeated their closest rivals Strathclyde on a memorable day of sport across the city. In recent times, Glasgow have made a habit of defeating their arch rivals by the narrowest of margins in the biggest sporting ...


A New Student Union for a New University

21st March 2017

Liam King Writer Two themes have – once again – dominated this election cycle for the QMU and the SRC: finances and “engagement” respectively.  At the QMU proposals for financial CPR included: developing a “one-man-band” recording studio, investing in social media, fewer board perks, or more politicisation. At the SRC, the problem of “engagement” wa...


Aamer Anwar is the new University of Glasgow Rector

21st March 2017

Katy Scott News Editor Aamer Anwar has been announced as the new Rector of the University of Glasgow. He won with 4458 votes – 54% of all votes cast. Anwar won in the first round of single transferable voting. He will take office as Rector on 31 March. Second was Lady Hazel Cosgrove with 1409 ...


The Weeknd Gig Review @ The Hydro

21st March 2017

Donna Salek and Michaila Byrne Writers As part of his seven-date UK arena tour, Abel Tesfaye (also known as The Weeknd) descended onto Glasgow on March 10th ready to throw the biggest Friday night party in the city centre. Although he succeeds in catering for a large arena crowd which help elevate his hits Can’t ...


Glasgow to March On Racism

21st March 2017

Kieran Docherty Writer Glasgow’s voice continues to be heard throughout the UK and the world with protests against President Trump’s “Muslim Ban”, his inauguration, and the recent Women’s March all taking place within the past two months. Glasgow’s protestors are expected to be out en masse again during the Stand Up To Racism national demonstration ...


The Glasgow Guardian Rector poll results

20th March 2017

Kate Snowdon Editor From 9 – 17 March The Glasgow Guardian surveyed 160 students on campus regarding their choices for the Rectorial elections. These surveys were conducted in public, anonymously, and all data has been stored confidentially. None of the sensitive data recorded is linked to any identifying information. Voting preferences, age, ethnicity, religion, gender ...


Editorial: your vote matters

20th March 2017

Kate Snowdon & Andrew McIntyre Editors With elections open as of 9am today for the Rector of Glasgow University, the overwhelming message The Glasgow Guardian would like to promote is merely this: vote. There is no other way to so comprehensively get your point across. A 1, 2, 3, and 4 vote will make all ...


Campaigns claim damage of materials and allege room bookings blocked

20th March 2017

Katy Scott News Editor A number of Rector campaigns have reported numerous disruptions, ranging from the defacement of promotional materials to being blocked from booking venues on campus. The Jordan Peterson for University of Glasgow Rector campaign allege to have been blocked from booking a room on campus and that the Students’ Representative Council (SRC) ...