2019 January



Landlord keeps license despite no carbon monoxide detectors in flat

31st January 2019

Sam Doak Deputy News Editor Landlords are failing to provide even the basic safety necessities and are facing very few consequences A Glasgow landlord has received a warning from the council after neglecting to install carbon monoxide detectors in her property. Since December 2015 Scottish landlords have been required by law to install carbon monoxide ...


Editorial: Media is never made with you in mind

30th January 2019

  Laurie Clarke Editor   “We are perhaps becoming too eager to banish anything and everything we find problematic” I believe in responsible media. I believe in condemning fetishized violence against women, I believe in condemning media saturated in sexual violence for shock factor, and I believe in authentically representing the underrepresented. This issue of ...


What’s your poison? A take on Dry January from a non-drinker

30th January 2019

  Jade Aimers Writer   I have a strange relationship with alcohol. It’s not that I can’t stop drinking – it’s that I can’t start. This gives me a different perspective and experience to most students at university, though mostly to my own detriment. Most social activities for my age group involve an element of ...


Open letter from Principal Anton Muscatelli on Brexit

30th January 2019

Anton Muscatelli Principal of the University of Glasgow University of Glasgow Principal, Chair of the Russell Group and top economist Anton Muscatelli has written an open letter to students about Brexit for The Glasgow Guardian Dear Students, It goes without saying that Brexit is the single biggest public crisis we’ve had to face in living ...


Brexit: Interview with the Principal

30th January 2019

Georgina Hayes & Tara Gandhi Editor & Investigations Editor The Glasgow Guardian spoke to University of Glasgow Principal and top economist Anton Muscatelli on Brexit and what it means for UK universities Universities in the UK have not been shy when it comes to making it plain what Brexit will mean for higher education: in ...


An ode to mayo, cheese and chocolate: a vegetarian’s experience with Veganuary

29th January 2019

Holly Jennings Writer Living with two militant vegans, a beige food addict (someone whose diet revolves around ham), and a lapsing vegetarian, it’s easy to not know where I stand on the food industry spectrum. For thirteen months I’ve been a vegetarian, and for the last three of those I’ve been contemplating veganism. Going to ...


Brexit: Your rights explained

29th January 2019

Georgina Hayes Editor We’ve teamed up with the University to answer some burning Brexit questions you may have With Brexit looming and uncertainty spreading, The Glasgow Guardian has teamed up with the University of Glasgow in an attempt to explain your rights as a student or staff member all in one place. Whether you have ...


Glasgow University Give Blood Society launches its third annual Blood Battle

29th January 2019

Isabella Eastwood Writer Glasgow University Give Blood Society (GUGB) has launched its third annual Blood Battle. The competition, aiming to increase the number of students donating blood, has grown exponentially since its inception. Numbers have more than doubled, with up to 200 people participating in 2018. This amounts to up to 600 lives saved. In ...


Scottish Government expands initiative designed to end period poverty

29th January 2019

Jen Bowey Deputy Editor The Scottish Government has announced that it is putting £4m towards furthering an initiative to provide free sanitary products throughout the country. In a bid to end period poverty in Scotland, free sanitary products have already been provided in many schools, colleges and universities since August 2018. Now the government intends ...


QMU still doesn’t have its own sexual misconduct policy

29th January 2019

  Hamish Morrison & Georgina Hayes News Editor & Editor The agreement does not elaborate on what qualifies as “serious unacceptable behaviour”, nor does it make clear how perceived “less serious” cases will be handled The Queen Margaret Union has not followed up on its own internal policy review, which QMU President Mata Durkin announced ...