2022 January



Scottish universities accused of falling short on ‘female-only’ staff networks following Kathleen Stock resignation

31st January 2022

Murray Blackburn Mackenzie, an Edinburgh-based independent policy analysis collective, found that no Scottish university has a “single-sex, female-only” staff network or representative body. The group sent  Freedom of Information (FOI) requests to 15 Scottish universities which questioned whether each institution had a female-only staff network, and if so, who it was open to. The FOI ...


Vitality Netball Superleague 2022 preview

31st January 2022

With the Strathclyde Sirens aiming for a space in the top four, this year’s VNSL will not be one to miss for Scottish netball fans. After an exciting pre-season including the second Rise Again Netball Festival, the first Quad Series since before the pandemic, and some massive signings, we are now into the final week ...


Old firm: fun or foul?

31st January 2022

The Old Firm dominates many people’s lives in Glasgow – but is this a good thing? Ah yes, and so it appears in the distance, like a swirling tempest raging on the horizon, once again. One of those crucial points – in fact, perhaps the only crucial point – in the SPFL season. The Hoops ...


PODCAST: Weekly Round-Up

31st January 2022

Episode 6: Weekly Round-Up, 31 January 2022. Join Fraser McFarlane and the News team as they discuss this week’s biggest stories both on and off campus. From this month’s front page on Union funding, to study drug use in university, and even a mention of the latest in the Boris Johnson scandal, tune in to ...


PODCAST: Weekly Round-Up

30th January 2022

Episode 5: Weekly Round-Up, 24 January 2022. Join Fraser McFarlane as he talks to News Editor Luke Chafer about this week’s top stories from on campus and across the UK. Luke discusses staff exploitation, Glasgow’s lacking presence in the Stonewall Equality Index, UK politics and, of course, #PartyGate. Click here to listen....


‘Study drugs’ prevalent in UK universities including Glasgow

30th January 2022

Following a recent investigation by The Times, which discovered the prevalence of “study drugs” being taken across UK universities, The Glasgow Guardian conducted a survey which looked at use of these nootropics, or cognitive enhancers, at Glasgow. Study drugs were found by The Times to be taken to improve academic performance and work through exam ...


UCU report finds sexual violence is ‘commonplace’ in higher education

30th January 2022

The 4,000-participant report mapped patterns of sexual violence over the last five years. The UCU sexual violence task group finds that 10% of survey participants of almost 4,000 respondents have “directly experienced workplace sexual violence in the past five years”, and 70% of these respondents experienced it as “an ongoing pattern of behaviour”. Those most ...


Cough up: Glasgow unions lowest funded of all non-collegiate Russell Group universities

30th January 2022

Kings College London provide £266 per student to their student union, whilst figures show Glasgow University provided £53 per student in 2020/21, despite a £45.7m profit made the previous academic year. Information gathered by The Glasgow Guardian, via a series of Freedom of Information Requests (FOIs), shows that out of all the Russell Group universities, ...


Are mandatory vaccines ethical?

30th January 2022

Grace Edward discusses the ethics surrounding mandatory vaccines. Austria has announced that it will mandate all residents over the age of 14 to be vaccinated for Covid-19, and all those who don’t will be faced with a fine of up to 3,600 euros every three months. After a meeting with the Alpine republic’s heads of ...


Pleasing by Harry Styles: does the brand live up to its name?

30th January 2022

Styles’ new brand appears inclusive as it goes against typical beauty products and defies gender norms – but, is it worth the price? Harry Styles, the teen boy-band singer turned worldwide cultural icon, recently ventured out into the world of business with his new brand Pleasing. The singer has increasingly been noticed for his experiments, ...