Elections 2017



Interview and analysis: Isabella Heath – GUSA Presidential Candidate

1st March 2017

Jack Haugh Sports Editor Manifesto Analysis Isabella Heath comes across in many ways as the steady candidate of the GUSA Presidential elections, presenting a wealth of experience from her current role as Vice President alongside a lengthy manifesto which aims to appease a wide variety of students. With sponsorship, student wellbeing and Wednesday afternoons at ...


As it happened: QMU President’s Debate

28th February 2017

Welcome to the complete Glasgow Guardian live blog for the QMU President’s Debate! The debates were a chance to discuss the candidates’ manifestos and ask questions. You can read and watch all our interviews and analysis for the QMU here. ...


As it happened: SRC Sabbatical Heckling

28th February 2017

Welcome to the complete Glasgow Guardian live blog for the SRC Sabbatical Hustings! The debates were a chance to discuss the candidates’ manifestos and ask questions. You can read and watch all our interviews and analysis for the SRC here. ...


Interview and analysis: Anya Owen – QMU Presidential Candidate

28th February 2017

Wallis Spence and Kate Snowdon Deputy News Editor and Editor Anya Owen has “always done everything with the highest level of enthusiasm and dedication” and intends to bring this attitude to the position of President of the Queen Margaret Union (QMU). However, her experience does not even slightly prepare her for dealing with an organisation ...


Interview and analysis: Peter Dobbins – QMU Presidential Candidate

28th February 2017

Andrew McIntyre and Kate Snowdon Editors Dobbins’ campaign hinges completely upon his sole idea to convert one of the third floor committee rooms into a fully functioning recording studio for students to use freely and to further Dobbins’ own society/record label, Uog Records. Leaving aside the expense, time and labour required to first establish a ...


Interview and analysis: Nour El Issa – QMU Presidential Candidate

28th February 2017

Hamish Morrison Investigations Editor   The Queen Margaret Union is in a rocky place, interest and engagement appear to be at an all time low and its continued existence does not seem to be guaranteed, with reports that it could face closure in the next three years. Nour El-Issa believes it is time for a ...


Interview analysis: Megan Davies – QMU Presidential Candidate

28th February 2017

Andrew McIntyre Editor Davies’s prior experience on the Queen Margaret Union (QMU) Board of Management as Campaigns & Charities Convenor has certainly made her aware of the union’s inner-workings and the problems it faces and her campaign reflects this knowledge. While Davies’s manifesto is light on the details, it is clear that these are not ...


Interview and analysis: Priya Khindria – QMU Presidential Candidate

28th February 2017

Holly Sloey Reporter Priya Khindria, last year’s QMU Convenor of Student Representatives, begins her manifesto by talking about what is sure to be a hot topic in this union’s elections: its finances. She emphasises the union taking control of its own finances and being self-reliant. For example, if elected, she would conduct a review of ...


Interview and analysis: Mata Durkin – QMU Vice Presidential Management Candidate (unopposed)

28th February 2017

Harry Vizor Writer Mata Durkin is running unopposed for the QMU’s Vice President Board of Management (VP Board). Durkin’s manifesto is structurally strong, exhibiting experience and knowledge of the role. However, she does not go into great depth in explaining how she will achieve her objectives. Durkin’s capabilities are evident and substantial, despite admitting to ...


Interview and analysis: Mike Setchell – QMU Vice Presidential Membership, Clubs and Societies

28th February 2017

Harry Vizor Writer Mike Setchell is running for Vice President of Membership, Clubs and Societies, opposing UnaMarie Darragh. Setchell’s manifesto is substantial and his passion for the role is evident, however, he may is making too many promises without considering the actual tasks he is setting for himself. In his writing, Setchell is clear and ...