Silence of the LAMB

The Glasgow University Union has decided to suspend all single sex dinners whilst they conduct an independent review into the culture of the union. This independent review was announced after the Glasgow Ancients debate scandal caused…

NUS: That’s What She Said!

An NUS study published almost in conjunction with events that unfolded in the GUU debates chamber has shed light on the widespread nature of campus sexism and ‘laddism’ at universities across the UK.  The…

HIIVE closure

HIIVE nights at Glasgow University Union have been temporarily placed on hold after the evening events have not proved as successful as the Union Board of Management hoped. Instead, events such as the…

LGBT Society cancel dinner at GUU

Glasgow University LGBT Society have taken the decision to cancel their Farewell Dinner, being hosted at GUU, in light of the recent events. In addition to the Farewell Dinner, which was scheduled to take place next…

Further outrage over GUUgate

Today the outrage over the sexist heckling at a Glasgow University Union debate on Saturday night reached a new peak. Following threats by prominent student societies to disaffiliate from the GUU if further action…

Female debaters victims of misogyny at GUU

Two female speakers, who had made it to the Final of this year’s GUU Ancients Debate, were  reduced to tears after a number of misogynistic comments were yelled out by hecklers in the audience. Marlena Valles,…

GUU continues to affiliate with undemocratic society

Glasgow University Union has faced criticism following their decision to re-affiliate Glasgow University International Society, despite warnings from the SRC that the society is undemocratic. This summer Glasgow’s International Society applied for reaffiliation to the SRC…

LAMB still on the menu

Glasgow University Union hosted their controversial ‘Last All Male Board’ dinner at the end of November. The dinner was a tradition set up by the GUU’s all-male board of management once the union was forced to…

A £7m development? Now is the time to protect the unions.

Confirmation of the University’s investment in Glasgow University Union (GUU) was welcome news to this writer: partly because of my affinity with the aforementioned institution as ex-President; but more importantly, because it signalled a tangible investment…