2017 March



Democracy Covered: The Importance of Scotland’s Independent Media

14th March 2017

Rhiannon J Davies Writer Scotland’s media landscape is a rather disparate scene. And one in which trust in mainstream sources is dwindling. A recent poll showed that one in three Scots believed the supposedly impartial BBC is biased against Scottish independence. Perhaps this explains why there is such a wide range of alternative outlets, many ...


Rector interview and analysis: Sir Vince Cable

14th March 2017

Selena Jackson Features Editor Interview Why do you believe that you would be a good fit for the role of Glasgow University Rector? I think the two words are “credibility” and “commitment”. I think to be credible on the Court, when you’re dealing with senior university people, you need to have respect, and I think ...


Rector interview and analysis: Aamer Anwar

14th March 2017

Selena Jackson Features Editor Interview Firstly, why do you believe that you would be a good fit for the role of Glasgow University Rector?  When you look at all the candidates that are standing, there are many that talk about being an “active rector” and a strong voice for the students. I think that if ...


Rector interview and analysis: Milo Yiannopoulos

14th March 2017

Selena Jackson and Kate Snowdon Features Editor and Editor Interview The following interview contains content that may be distressing. Content warning: belittling and denial of sexual violence, use of offensive language with reference to race, mocking the LGBTQIA+ community, intention of discrimination towards Muslim students, and transphobia. What do you understand about the role of ...


Rector interview and analysis: Lady Hazel Cosgrove

14th March 2017

Selena Jackson Features Editor Interview Firstly, why do you believe that you would be a good fit for the role of Glasgow University Rector? My roots are in Glasgow where I was born and brought up. I came here to the Law Faculty straight from school. The teaching was excellent and I have always felt ...


Rector interview and analysis: John Lindberg

14th March 2017

Austen Shakespeare Reporter Interview What makes you qualified for the role of rector? I have experienced the University much more recently than most other candidates that are running. I have had to climb the 12 floors of the library to fight for a desk when the lifts were broken or full. I have been frustrated ...


Rector interview and analysis: Duncan Logie

14th March 2017

Mac Convery and Billie Armstrong Writers Interview Why do you believe that you are suited to this role? What would you hope to achieve if you were elected? I am suited to the role because I will match the energy and passion students have for making the most of their time at university whilst representing them. ...


Rector interview and analysis: Jonathon “JJ” Tease

14th March 2017

Holly Sloey Reporter Interview Why did you decide to run for rector? The position of Rector is an extremely important one, and though voting in Edward Snowden was done as an important political gesture in 2014, it has meant that the students at this university have been completely under-represented on the University Court. We need ...


Rector interview and analysis: Dr Leif Azzopardi

14th March 2017

Steven McFeat Writer Interview How did you come to be nominated for Rector and what attracted you to the role? I was previously a Senior Lecturer in Computing Science at the University of Glasgow – teaching hundreds of students how to build web applications. I was approached by a number of former students who believed ...


Rector interview and analysis: Professor Jordan Peterson

14th March 2017

Caroline C. Evans Abbott Writer Interview What do you understand of the role, and what qualifies you to undertake it? The Rector’s role at the University of Glasgow is primarily to serve as a liaison between the students and members of the senior administration, as well as to serve as statutory chair of the University ...