2020 October



Rector candidate Junaid Ashraf to stand in Scottish Parliamentary election

9th October 2020

The SNP councillor in North Lanarkshire will stand for selection for the SNP for Glasgow Cathcart constituency. Junaid Ashraf has confirmed that he will be seeking to stand in next year’s Scottish parliamentary election. The University of Glasgow graduate, candidate for Rector and Scottish National Party (SNP) councillor Junaid Ashraf has declared his intention to ...


If you do one thing this month…

9th October 2020

Quickfire recommendations from our Culture Team. Twiddling your thumbs this month? Our once bustling student city has taken a bit of a hit the last few weeks. But fear not; we have recommendations for both at home and out and about to keep you occupied as autumn arrives.  Get creative by… Making a mood board! ...


WAP: Women’s Agency Performed

9th October 2020

Why the chart-topper shouldn’t just be dismissed as vulgar nonsense and why it may point to a true feminist hit. The release of Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s new single WAP was accompanied by the internet’s equivalent of a pitchfork-bearing crowd. Conservative activists were quick to call the song out for its overtly sexual ...


University of Glasgow professor appointed to Commission on Future of Irish Media

9th October 2020

The commission, established by the Department of the Taoiseach, will review and produce recommendations on the funding and the delivering of public service broadcasting for Ireland’s future. Professor Gillian Doyle, Professor of Media Economics at the Centre of Cultural Policy Research (CCPR), of the University of Glasgow has been appointed to the Commission on the ...


Preview: The Place I Call Home theatre festival

8th October 2020

 Paines Plough’s plans to quench our thirst for theatre. All of us theatre enthusiasts have been starved of the joys of live performance. But theatre companies across the country have been striving to provide digital content to satisfy our appetites and a new theatre festival plans to do the same. Joint artistic directors of Paines ...


Editorial: still on the side of the students

8th October 2020

In their second editorial, Editors-in-Chief Holly and Jordan would like to remind students that The Glasgow Guardian always has been, and will be, on the side of the students. In our applications for Editor-in-Chief, we were asked why we believed student journalism is important. For both of us, it came down to something simple: to ...


Money (and male privilege) talks at uni

8th October 2020

In light of the recent scandal at Durham University, Samyukta Vidyashankar argues universities don’t do enough to punish “lad culture” in elite male students. Durham University, a prominent British institution, is currently facing backlash from the “group chat scandal,” which revealed a series of misogynistic and sexist comments believed to have been made by a ...


School of Veterinary Medicine open new equine practice based at Garscube complex

8th October 2020

The specialist horse-health surgery offers a vast range of support for the animals, including a mobile veterinary service. A new equine practice is to be opened on the University of Glasgow’s Garscube campus. The brand-new, first-opinion practice is to be led by two horse specialists, vets James Risk and Nick Graham. The specialist “horse-health” surgery ...


A lockdown to remember: letters from the past

8th October 2020

What transcribing my late grandparents meant to me. “John, I love you, and every evening spent away from you now feels like wasted time. My ideal now is a time when we can be together and know that there is tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow instead of Monday and catching the last train”. This isn’t ...


“Circuit breaker” lockdown in Scotland from Friday 6pm

7th October 2020

The new lockdown restrictions will last for just over two weeks with pubs, restaurants, most indoor sporting facilities, and some leisure venues in the Greater Glasgow. Scotland will enter a “circuit breaker” lockdown this Friday from 6pm in an attempt to slow down increasing Covid-19 rates. Announced by Nicola Sturgeon, the first minister, today, Scotland ...