2018 February



Interview and analysis: Courtney Hughes – QMU VP Membership, Clubs and Societies candidate

27th February 2018

Holly Sloey News Editor One of this year’s two candidates for VP Membership, Clubs and Societies, Courtney Hughes’ manifesto is written from a place of some experience on the QMU, as she has been Current Student Representative for the past year, and is also involved with the Social Committee and the Publications Committee. The achievement ...


Interview and analysis: Fay Pennington – QMU VP Membership, Clubs and Societies candidate

27th February 2018

Jonathan Peters News Editor Fay Pennington has more energy than 2 cups of coffee and some interesting ideas to improve the QMU. She has plenty of experience in management at the Union already, and says she attends committees for fun. In anyone else this would be highly suspicious behaviour, but Pennington genuinely seems to love ...


Interview and analysis: Mitchell Welsh – QMU President candidate

27th February 2018

Harry Vizor Features Editor Mitchell Welsh is running for President of the QMU against current VP for Board of Management, Mata Durkin. Welsh came across as confident and undoubtedly passionate about the union, though there is a concern that he lacks the experience to take on the role of President. Welsh insists that what separates ...


Interview and analysis: Scott Kirby – SRC VP Student Activities candidate

27th February 2018

Katy Scott Editor Scott Kirby lays out a number of appealing ideas in his manifesto, but a running theme is re-use. He acknowledges that a number of Vice Presidents for Student Activities before him have attempted many of his ideas, and failed, but makes a decent case for him achieving what others have failed or ...


As it happened: QMU President’s debate

27th February 2018

Welcome to the Glasgow Guardian’s live blog of the QMU President’s debate, starting at 7:00pm on 27 February. Feel free to tweet us any comments or questions @GlasgowGuardian or message the Glasgow Guardian Facebook page. You can find our election coverage here. ...


As it happened: SRC sabbatical hustings

27th February 2018

Welcome to the Glasgow Guardian’s live blog of the SRC sabbatical hecklings, starting at 6:00pm on 27 February. Feel free to tweet us any comments or questions @GlasgowGuardian or message the Glasgow Guardian Facebook page. You can find our election coverage here. ...


A question of inclusivity

27th February 2018

Stephen English Writer Opinion: Instead of discussing whether straight/cisgender people should be allowed in LGBTQ+ bars/clubs, we should be thinking about what can be done to make other bars/clubs feel more approachable to the LGBTQ+ community. As someone who identifies as a gay, bi-romantic, cisgender male, I regularly spend my time in “the scene”, and ...


Not a phase: biphobia in the modern day

27th February 2018

Anonymous Writer On tackling the stereotypes surrounding bisexuality The first night of freshers’ week, I went to see Clean Cut Kid with my friends and started talking to a girl who was standing next to us. Somehow, the topic turned to sexual orientation. She asked me how I identified, and I told her I was ...


50 years later: laws change, people don’t

27th February 2018

Liam Dowd Social Media Editor 50 years on from the decriminalisation of homosexuality, what’s really changed? The end of 2017 marked 50 years since the 1967 Sexual Offences Act was approved, decriminalising homosexual acts between men over 21 years of age in England and Wales. Scotland would not legalise homosexuality for another 13 years (1980) ...


Interview and analysis: Mata Durkin QMU Presidential candidate

26th February 2018

Mhairi Harris  Advertising Manager Mata has been involved with the QMU for two years and is currently holding the position of Vice President for Board of Management this academic year. She discusses what she has achieved with her time on board during this time which included improving conditions for its members and the staff that work ...