2017 October



The SRC elections: all show, no substance

16th October 2017

Rebecca Gault Writer Voter turnout undermines the very namesake of the SRC We’ve hit that time again in the academic year when student elections have started to infiltrate themselves into our lives. When I began university, I knew next to nothing about the SRC (Students’ Representative Council) and, one year in, I don’t feel much ...


From “the nuts” to the mainstream

13th October 2017

Georgina Hayes Views Editor Georgina Hayes encourages members of the Glasgow University community to come forward with their experiences of mental health When trawling through the Glasgow Guardian’s archive to find past coverage on mental health, I found an embarrassing lack of material for someone whose expectations were already desperately low. Other than the pleasant ...


SRC autumn by-election results announced

12th October 2017

Credit: Flickr Commons/Wolf Gang Agni Koulla Writer The results of the 2017 SRC autumn by-election were announced at 6:30pm this evening after voting closed at 5pm, and are as follows:   The results of the 2017 SRC autumn by-election were announced at 6:30pm this evening after voting closed at 5pm, and are as follows: For ...


QMU Autumn By-Election Results Announced

12th October 2017

                               Credit: Wikimedia Commons/Finlay McWalter Jasmine Urquhart Writer The results of the Queen Margaret Union’s autumn by-election were announced earlier this evening at Café Twenty2, after voting closed at 5pm. The three seats available for the position of Current Student Representati...


SRC by-election candidates fret over mental health, student engagement – dog bites man

12th October 2017

Credit: Flickr Commons/Hungju Lu Tara Gandhi & Isabel Thomas Writers Last night’s Students’ Representative Council (SRC) by-elections hustings were almost exclusively dominated by two key issues – mental health and student awareness of the SRC’s role. Mental health concerns seemed to take priority with almost every candidate discussing it or having it as a central ...


Low turnout at QMU Autumn hustings

12th October 2017

Grace Michael & Fraser Kerr  Writers The Queen Margaret Union (QMU) held their Autumn hustings on the night of 10 October for students to pose questions to the candidates for each role. Overall, eight candidates stood for the six positions, with the role of Former Student Member being unopposed. Originally there were nine positions open ...


A woman’s place is in the paper

11th October 2017

Laurie Clarke Views Editor Laurie Clarke considers 85 years of gender and sexuality discourse on campus This week the Glasgow Guardian celebrates its 85th year. A lot has changed since its inception in 1932, when female readers were warned of a “maleish viewpoint on matters erotic, political, scholastic.” One column, aptly named “Women’s Notes”, went ...


Uber can’t ride this out

5th October 2017

Fraser Kerr Writer Why Glasgow should follow TFL’s lead and ban Uber As smartphones all over the country were buzzing with the news that Transport for London (TFL) stripped Uber of its license, a colleague of mine posted on a popular social media channel: “I agree Uber needs to step up on both the rights ...


TFL’s Uber ban is far from progressive

4th October 2017

Jennifer Bowey Writer Jennifer Bowey argues that Uber’s technology makes users feel safer As of Saturday 30 September, Uber will be stripped of its licence to operate in London after a ruling by Transport for London (TFL). This decision came after claims that the company had not been putting enough emphasis on customer safety or ...


Glasgow student accuses club of ticket scam

1st October 2017

Holly Sloey News Editor A University of Glasgow student has claimed that he was the victim of a scam conducted by a fellow member of Facebook group Glasgow Freshers 2017-2018. Mehmet Zorlu said in a post in the group on 13 September that he had paid £45 the previous day to another user who had ...