2021 May



1 in 17 men in Glasgow suffered from erectile dysfunction this year

29th May 2021

The number of searches for the condition has increased by 25% since 2020. 1 in 17 men in Glasgow suffered from erectile dysfunction this year, according to a new study of Google data by pharmacy brand “Medicine Direct”. There has been a reported 25% increase in erectile dysfunction related Google searches since 2020 and the ...


Sexual consent testing before starting university is supported by a majority of students

29th May 2021

The poll published by the Higher Education Institute found almost two thirds of respondents believed there was a need for sexual consent testing pre-university. A recent poll published by the Higher Education Policy Institute found that most students are in support of a compulsory sexual consent test before entry to higher education, whilst only 30% ...


Medical students look for a more international student friendly environment

29th May 2021

Recent criticisms of staff attitudes feed into a wider series of complaints. Students have criticised a University staff member online after insensitive comments comparing a move around Greater Glasgow to international students being unable to return home was made on a Zoom call with students.  Controversy was sparked after one of the clinical leads for ...


Spotlight: Fixing Scotland’s drug problem

29th May 2021

What measures are needed to reduce our drug deaths? Looking at the issue from both a national and student perspective, The Glasgow Guardian speaks to both activist Peter Krykant and student Arthur Sebag. Glasgow’s Safe Drug Consumption Van has received its “first official funding” and is now in a better position to “improve service delivery”, ...


Chaos and passion at the Rangers’ celebration: One student’s perspective

29th May 2021

Rangers’ first league title in ten years brought thousands of Rangers fans onto the street.  The subway screeched to a halt, and the location signs came into view; the word “Ibrox” stood boldly written in black. I had arrived, although I didn’t need the signs to tell me that. Mask firmly on and hood up, ...


New app ‘Stint’ helping Glasgow students find jobs

29th May 2021

‘Stint’ is an app that advertises and matches hospitality jobs to its users. A new startup app “Stint” is being launched in Glasgow this week aims to give students the opportunity for short employment with a reported 471 students already signed up. Stint helps students looking for flexible shifts in the hospitality industry. “Helping to ...


University offering on-campus graduation photography

29th May 2021

Graduates outside the country can order a graduation gown and hood for celebration at home. The University of Glasgow has announced it will be offering on-campus graduation photography for students who are finishing their degree this summer. While graduations are officially cancelled this year, under current restrictions the University can offer graduating students the opportunity ...


Only half of all reported sexual violence cases resulted in consequences for the perpetrator

27th May 2021

Since 2014, only 53% of cases reported to Glasgow resulted in “student consequences”. Content Warning: Sexual violence, rape Recent data shows that only half of all cases of sexual violence reported against students at Glasgow University resulted in “consequences” for the perpetrators. Figures from a freedom of information request by The Glasgow Guardian found that ...


Get over your Eurovision hate

21st May 2021

Embrace the Europop-y glory. I am almost certain there are three groups into which I could sort the readership of this article, the fans, the apathetic and the haters. For obvious reasons I fall into the first, my love for Eurovision is unbridled, overwhelming and frankly often a hindrance to my everyday life. However, this ...


Alfie Templeman: ‘It’s going to be magical seeing so many people turn up to gigs and finally experiencing these songs in real-time.’

20th May 2021

18-year-old Alfie Templeman reflects on a surreal year spent in lockdown and discusses his newest mini-album, Forever Isn’t Long Enough. Alfie Templeman spent lockdown in his bedroom and celebrated his 18th birthday at home like any other teenager his age. Yet, there’s one remarkable difference. Alfie plays everything – from drums to guitar to the piano ...