2021 September



Scottish Labour in row over GUU monarchy debate

21st September 2021

Scottish Labour confronted by Tories after MSPs debated abolition of the monarchy for a Freshers’ Week event Two Scottish Labour MSPs have sparked controversy after arguing for the abolition of the monarchy last Friday at the GUU’s Freshers’ show debate. This prompted a response from Scottish Tories who believed this to be a genuine reflection ...


Picking a bone: Independence at University

21st September 2021

Editor-in-Chief Lucy Dunn shares her experience of struggling with the uncontrolled and sudden freedom that comes with starting university September 2016. Two days before my eighteenth birthday. £850 of SAAS freshly deposited into my famished bank account. I was leaving home and starting afresh, the sweetness of my long-awaited and inevitable freedom was delectable. What ...


Returning to campus fashion-foot forward

21st September 2021

Katrina Williams is approaching campus fashion from a new perspective post-pandemic The pavements of Glasgow Uni’s West End campus have historically been packed to the brim with fashion-conscious students. Back in those glorious pre-pandemic days when we had a strict ten-minute changeover between lectures (yet another thing you took from me, Zoom), my first-year commute ...


Glasgow Greens Secretary plays part in government coalition deal

21st September 2021

The Glasgow Guardian speaks to UofG Greens Secretary Blair Anderson about his involvement in the negotiations Glasgow University law student Blair Anderson was involved in negotiating the deal that was presented to the Scottish Greens’ party members that will see the party form a pro-independence majority in the Scottish Parliament. Being a member of the ...


GUSWPC make a splash at Scottish Masters Championships

21st September 2021

A promising start to the upcoming season for Glasgow University swimmers. On 10-11 September, Glasgow University Swimming and Waterpolo Club (GUSWPC) dived back in competition at the 2021 Scottish National Open Short Course Masters and Senior Age Group Championships at Tollcross International Swimming Centre in Glasgow following an 18-month long break. Eight swimmers competed in ...


Pathetic phallusy: How gent’s genitals have dick-tated comedy in film

21st September 2021

A look into the “cocky” humour wielded by men in 2000s American movies When it comes to raunch-coms, I have never been much of a fan. There are, however, some obvious exceptions – one of which being Superbad which I treated like some sort of religious text during the less put-together phases of my teen ...


Liberté, égalité, pandémie

21st September 2021

Writer Ross McCool gets philosophical about Covid-19 and how it has affected our agency and freedom Covid-19 has brought drastic change and calamity to the modern world. Within the United Kingdom, the public have not faced such curtails to personal freedom since the Second World War. From the introduction of the largest lockdown procedures that ...


Slow and steady wins the race

21st September 2021

Lifestyle Editor Katherine Prentice offers her advice on pacing yourself at university If you’re anything like me, the start of a new academic year is thrilling, especially your first at university. New pens, new diary, new timetable and a head full of ideas about the outfits you will wear on nights out with new friends, ...


My first post-lockdown gig: anticipation & anxiety

21st September 2021

The lifting of restrictions is not without its share of worries, for artists and gig-goers alike. The last concert I attended was in February 2020, making this my longest period of time without live music since I was seven. So, you’d be forgiven for thinking that having tickets to the upcoming Sports Team concert at ...


Rift between unions and the SRC causes freshers’ week friction

20th September 2021

Funding, union access, and the lack of night buses have fed into the alleged hostility. Tensions between the Student Representative Council (SRC) and Glasgow’s student unions – the Glasgow University Union (GUU) and Queen Margaret Union (QMU) – reportedly came to a head for the start of Glasgow’s freshers’ week celebrations, with hostility also being ...