2021 April



Proposal to build student housing near Glasgow city centre submitted

23rd April 2021

The proposed building would have around 560 bedrooms and flats set up in a range of sizes. A student accommodation company has submitted a proposal to Glasgow City Council to build new student housing near the city centre. If approved, the proposed building would hold approximately 560 bedrooms and would place students within walking distance ...


GU researchers develop tool examining late-night usage of social media in teens

23rd April 2021

It is hoped this tool will help shine a brighter light on how social media usage impacts the sleeping behaviour of adolescents.  Researchers at the University of Glasgow have developed a new system of determining how teenagers and young people are impacted by engaging with social media before going to bed. The Index of Nighttime ...


Seaspiracy has a poorly-cast investigative net

23rd April 2021

Despite addressing the shocking causes of ocean life decimation, Seaspiracy’s rhetorical methods distract from its potential revelations.  Seaspiracy seeks to document the profound impact of commercial fishing within our oceans, attracting multiple celebrity endorsements, trendy Instagram posts and plaudits from fans with its damning depiction of the harm the industry does to ocean life. Offeri...


Thriving learners study to focus on mental health and wellbeing of students in Scotland

21st April 2021

This first-of-its-kind study hopes to get an understanding of how successful mental health measures are for students. The University of Glasgow is supporting the Mental Health Foundation as part of Universities Scotland to undertake the Thriving Learners Study.  This is the first study of its kind, focusing on the mental health and wellbeing of students ...


Piers Morgan is just a symptom of a wider problem in the media

21st April 2021

Basilia Weir discusses why ‘Britain’s favourite boomer’ Piers Morgan leaving GMB doesn’t solve the problems he represents in the media. It’s been over a month since Piers Morgan stormed off the set of Good Morning Britain. Weeks since he seemingly could not bear listening to his colleague Alex Beresford describe what it’s like to experience ...


Keep your nose out of other people’s vaccines

21st April 2021

Ross McCool examines the harmful beliefs that underpin the relentless questioning of young people getting vaccinated early.  “Why are they getting it before me?”  On yet another scroll to avoid lectures and assigned readings, I’ve encountered strings of comments wherein individuals question why others are eligible for the Covid-19 vaccine if they don’t appear to ...


Social media vigilantes vilifying students once again

21st April 2021

After glorious weather on Easter weekend, many took to Kelvingrove Park to… complain about the other people enjoying the weather in the park? Under some glorious blue skies on the Easter bank holiday weekend, Kelvingrove Park was filled with people catching up with friends while sunning themselves – and the social media lockdown vigilantes did ...


Rector election exit poll and analysis

21st April 2021

Exit poll suggests that John Nicolson will become the next rector of The University of Glasgow Results: First preference: 56% John Nicolson, 27% Junaid Ashraf, 17% Lady Rita Rae Second Preference: 21% John Nicolson, 17% Junaid Ashraf, 29% Lady Rita Rae, 33% Did not name second preference The poll included 84 respondents and one ballot ...


Meet your Kelvin candidates

21st April 2021

Want to know what your MSP will do for students? We interviewed the candidates. The 2021 Scottish Parliament election will take place on 6 May. The vote takes place every five years and will be the sixth since the devolution of the Scottish Parliament. As the race tightens, The Glasgow Guardian sits down with the ...


GUU to reopen as study space today

21st April 2021

This will be the first time the GUU has opened its doors since it was forced to close in late 2020 due to Covid-19 restrictions. Social media text: For the first time this year the GUU will finally open its doors as a study space for students! But sadly pints of fun will have to ...