2018 November



Are we talking enough about men’s mental health?

3rd November 2018

Taidgh Strogen Writer Taidgh Strogen discusses the barriers men face when struggling with mental health.   Scotland faces some unique challenges when it comes to social issues like alcoholism and the mental health concerns to which they are inextricably linked. Phenomena such as deindustrialisation and the fragmentation of communities caused by questionable urban planning in ...


Extra baggage: travelling with a mental illness

2nd November 2018

Amy Shimmin Writer Travelling and mental health are two unlikely terms paired with the student experience. Over the years, after two study abroad periods and countless weekends away, my attitude towards packing for a trip has completely changed. Gone are the days of packing two outfits a day and thirty pairs of knickers (just in ...


Government cracks down on grade inflation

2nd November 2018

Tara Gandhi Deputy News Editor This move comes alongside fears that the number of first-class degrees being given out are undermining their value Last academic year 26% of graduates were awarded a first class degree, according to data from the Higher Education Statistics Agency. This figure is up from 18% in 2012-2013. Universities are graded ...


Glasgow Grim Reapers Quidditch team takes fifth at Highlander Cup

2nd November 2018

Kelton Holsen Reporter Quidditch is a very fast-paced game that requires a lot of awareness of its many moving parts. If you went to Edinburgh’s public football pitches this October, you might have been surprised to see a large number of people running about with PVC pipes between their legs, tossing volleyballs through plastic hoops ...


Channel 4 to open creative hub in Glasgow

1st November 2018

  Isabel Thomas News Editor Glasgow was chosen alongside Bristol to host the regional centres in what marks a major change for the broadcaster Channel 4 has announced that Glasgow will house one of the channel’s new regional creative hubs. The move is expected to create 50 jobs in the city and has been welcomed ...


Men don’t get to absolve each other

1st November 2018

Georgina Hayes Editor-in-Chief   It was my second Glasgow Guardian meeting as Editor-in-Chief and we were all at the pub. The week had come to an end, the meeting was a success and, to be blunt, I wanted to get hammered. I was going to have a nice evening. It was a nice evening too ...


A side of depression

1st November 2018

Marc Glendinning Advertising and Events Manager Marc Glendinning discusses the struggles of maintaining a healthy diet while struggling with mental health problems Content warning: this article discusses mental health problems and disordered eating When I moved to Glasgow for university I thought – finally, independence. More specifically, food independence. Having struggled with weight trou...


Graduate Interviews Series: Recent Alumni talk about how they got their jobs

1st November 2018

Jennifer Bowey Deputy Editor-in-Chief Following on from the series of interviews conducted with University of Glasgow graduates last year about how they found their current jobs, we speak to Joseph Andrew Mclean about how he managed to successfully build a career in the film industry following graduation from the University in 2013. GG: What age ...


Should we be doing more to support the male vegan community?

1st November 2018

  Graham Reid Writer The mere sound of the word veganism is enough to hurtle an army of 10,000 men to the ground, tear through ranks of tough, muscular soldiers, and leave many dead or wounded in a bloody, and gruesome free-for-all. While exaggerating the disdain that men seem to have for this expanding lifestyle ...