Elections 2017



Rector interview and analysis: Lady Hazel Cosgrove

14th March 2017

Selena Jackson Features Editor Interview Firstly, why do you believe that you would be a good fit for the role of Glasgow University Rector? My roots are in Glasgow where I was born and brought up. I came here to the Law Faculty straight from school. The teaching was excellent and I have always felt ...


Rector interview and analysis: John Lindberg

14th March 2017

Austen Shakespeare Reporter Interview What makes you qualified for the role of rector? I have experienced the University much more recently than most other candidates that are running. I have had to climb the 12 floors of the library to fight for a desk when the lifts were broken or full. I have been frustrated ...


Rector interview and analysis: Duncan Logie

14th March 2017

Mac Convery and Billie Armstrong Writers Interview Why do you believe that you are suited to this role? What would you hope to achieve if you were elected? I am suited to the role because I will match the energy and passion students have for making the most of their time at university whilst representing them. ...


Rector interview and analysis: Jonathon “JJ” Tease

14th March 2017

Holly Sloey Reporter Interview Why did you decide to run for rector? The position of Rector is an extremely important one, and though voting in Edward Snowden was done as an important political gesture in 2014, it has meant that the students at this university have been completely under-represented on the University Court. We need ...


Rector interview and analysis: Dr Leif Azzopardi

14th March 2017

Steven McFeat Writer Interview How did you come to be nominated for Rector and what attracted you to the role? I was previously a Senior Lecturer in Computing Science at the University of Glasgow – teaching hundreds of students how to build web applications. I was approached by a number of former students who believed ...


Rector interview and analysis: Professor Jordan Peterson

14th March 2017

Caroline C. Evans Abbott Writer Interview What do you understand of the role, and what qualifies you to undertake it? The Rector’s role at the University of Glasgow is primarily to serve as a liaison between the students and members of the senior administration, as well as to serve as statutory chair of the University ...


Rector interview and analysis: Brace Belden

14th March 2017

Austen Shakespeare and Kate Snowdon Reporter and Editor In our view, the token position of rector does not give students meaningful influence on the functioning of our University. Indeed, this is reflected in the long-standing tradition ...


Rector interview and analysis: Thomas Hind

14th March 2017

Jack Richardson Writer Interview What do you understand of the role, and what would you bring to it if you were elected? The Rector is the representative and the voice of the students on the University Court and I would be exactly that. I will make clear the views of the students to university management ...


GUU Election Results Released

3rd March 2017

Hamish Morrison Investigations Editor The results of the Glasgow University Union (GUU) elections were announced last night, with polling closing at 7pm. Ash Ringhus ran unopposed for President of the Union, after his opponent Blair Lockwood dropped out late in the campaign. Ailsa Jones was elected Honorary Secretary beating her opponent Craig Everett with over ...


QMU Election Results Announced

3rd March 2017

Austen Shakespeare Reporter The Queen Margaret Union (QMU) election results were announced just after 10pm last night. President: Priya Khindria Vice-President (Membership, Clubs & Societies): Una Marie Darragh Vice-President (Board of Management): Mata Durkin Campaigns & Charities Convenor: Emily Rose Events Convenor: Cameron Logan Publications Convenor: Clare Patterson Social Convenor: M...