2019 March



Foreign Secretary questioned on Brexit at Glasgow University

7th March 2019

Laurie Clarke & Hamish Morrison Editor & News Editor Jeremy Hunt could not placate the fears of Glasgow University staff and students about the danger posed by Brexit to UK universities, in a talk at the University today. Anselm Heinrich, the dean of internationalisation for the College of Arts told the foreign secretary that Glasgow ...


Scottish universities lose £400m in ‘stealth’ funding squeeze

7th March 2019

Bronagh McGeary Deputy News Editor Scottish Universities have lost £400m in funding through “stealth cuts”, a recent The Scotsman article has revealed. These cuts come with the concern that universities are rejecting Scottish students due to affordability issues. Scottish Labour have indicated the SNP have failed to uphold the resource budget for Scottish universities under ...


Glasgow ranks first in Scotland for students wanting to stay after graduation

7th March 2019

Isabel Thomas News Editor New analysis by the Centre for Cities has found that 46 per cent of Glasgow students choose to stay on in the city after graduation. This ranks Glasgow the first city in Scotland and fifth in the UK overall for students continuing in after they have finished university. In comparison, Edinburgh ...


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

6th March 2019

Emily Hay Books Columnist This is the second year in a row that Fay Pennington has run for QMU VP Membership, Clubs and Societies and the experience listed on her manifesto is much the same as last year. When questioned on why she’s better suited to the position now she told us she’s since taken ...


Suspicious package at GU linked to incidents in London

6th March 2019

Laurie Clarke Editor Police Scotland have connected a suspicious package delivered to the University of Glasgow today to a similar incident in London on Tuesday 5 March. The device sent to Glasgow University is currently the subject of further investigation from Police Scotland Counter Terrorist  officers, who are now working in affiliation with the Metropolitan ...


Interview and analysis: Katerina Partolina Schwartz – QMU VP Membership, Clubs & Societies

6th March 2019

Jordan Hunter Writer Katerina shows clear passion for addressing the issues inside of the QMU. She recognizes the problems, but her mechanisms in trying to address these issues often fall short of a real description of how to solve them.  Her first point is probably her best, as it addresses how to ensure the rough ...


Interview and analysis: Shereif Kholeif – GUSA President

6th March 2019

Hamish Morrison News Editor In a tight three-way race for GUSA President, Shereif Kholeif is pulling out all the stops on social media to defeat incumbent Paddy Everingham. He’s been described to The Glasgow Guardian as the “king of social media” and he is undeniably at home in front of a camera. Kholeif’s manifesto conveys ...


Live blog: GUU hustings

6th March 2019

Welcome to the Glasgow Guardian’s live blog of the GUSA Hustings, starting at 6.30 pm on 6 March. Feel free to tweet us any comments or [email protected] or message the Glasgow Guardian Facebook page. CLARIFICATION: In response to the last question, Owain said: “Because of debates I’m objective and analytical, so weigh things up and look at ...


SRC, QMU and GUSA elections voting now open

6th March 2019

Georgina Hayes Editor   Voting for the SRC, QMU and GUSA elections is now open. Voting is simple and electronic and can be done by following this link. These elections include the four paid SRC sabbatical roles of President, VP Education, VP Student Activities and VP Student Support. For GUSA, the role of President is ...


Interview and analysis: Kirsty Summers – SRC VP Student Activities

6th March 2019

Hamish Morrison News Editor Kirsty Summers kindly re-interviewed for The Glasgow Guardian after technical problems with her first interview. Fresh off the back of an excellent showing at hustings, Summers gave an assured performance in interview. Summers puts forward an impressive and informed manifesto and gave excellent performances both at hustings and on camera. If ...