2017 March



Only five candidates confirmed for Rectorial hustings

15th March 2017

  Austen Shakespeare Reporter The Rectorial hustings are scheduled for March 16 at 5:30pm in Bute Hall. Hustings will give students a chance to pose questions to all nominees in attendance.  Aamer Anwar, Dr Leif Azzopardi, Sir Vince Cable, Duncan Logie, and Jonathan “JJ” Tease have been confirmed as attending. It is unclear whether Milo ...


The rise of artisanal pizzas

15th March 2017

Tabitha Tinkler-Ferguson Writer The culture of food is changing, especially when it comes to dining out on a budget. The link between spending less money and receiving low quality food is being broken by higher expectations of inexpensive restaurants and takeaways. The origins of a meal are becoming more important as an increasing number of ...


Alpacalypse – “Alpacas on Campus” RAG Week event faces backlash

15th March 2017

Caroline C. Evans Abbott Writer “Alpacas on Campus”, an event scheduled for Friday 17 March as part of Raising and Giving (RAG) week, has been met with controversy as comments on the event’s Facebook page expressed concern for the animals’ welfare. The event, modelled after similar events at neighbouring universities including the University of Edinburgh, ...


Belden campaigners accused of offensive PR

15th March 2017

Kate Snowdon Editor The students leading the “Brace Belden for Rector” campaign were asked to leave campus earlier today, following alleged complaints over their promotional material. The campaign team had set up a stall outside the Fraser Building which, in a statement to Glasgow Guardian, they admitted that they had not sought permission for. They ...


Student activism must continue to fight privatisation

15th March 2017

In order to protect students from privatisation, maintaining the recent rise in student activism is essential Glasgow Student Housing Co-op Writer With pressure rising on students from the increasing privatisation of education, a coherent student response has begun to emerge. Threats to many people’s ability to study and live has come in the form of ...


As it Happened: Taxis Cup 2017 Live Blog

15th March 2017

Welcome to the complete Glasgow Guardian Sports Live Blog for The Taxis Cup! All of our Taxis Cup coverage is available here. ...


Report highlights university principals’ pay and perks at Scottish universities

14th March 2017

Jess Owen News Editor A recent report by the University and College Union (UCU) has been released highlighting the inflated salaries of University Principals from Scottish Universities. University Principals received an average salary package of £277,834 (including salary, benefits, employer pension contributions and bonuses) for the academic year 2015/16, with the University of Glasgow’s Profe...


Mooboo Tea to begin paying trainees, after pressure from BetterThanZero

14th March 2017

Wallis Spence Deputy News Editor Allegations have been directed at Mooboo Bubble Tea regarding 40 hours of unpaid training for potential staff, with no guaranteed job at the end of it. As of this week, Mooboo Bubble Tea has changed its policy and now all trainees will be paid at least the minimum wage from ...


Taxis Cup 2017: Caley hoping to spring a surprise or two

14th March 2017

John Gorrod Sports Editor Glasgow Caledonian University Student President Lauren Ramage has high hopes for this year’s Glasgow Taxis Cup.  Far from content with occupying the role of the underdog, GCU are confident that they will be able to build on this year’s strong sporting performances and produce their best-ever display. “This year has been ...


Taxis Cup 2017 Preview: Men’s Football Club

14th March 2017

Max Kelly Writer As the 2017 Taxis Cup draws ever closer, the Glasgow University Men’s Football Team are finalising their preparations for the event. The side narrowly missed out last year finishing second to Glasgow Caledonian and will look to do one better in this year’s tournament. GUFC captain Tom Middlemass has backed striker Donald ...