Elections 2020



GUU Hustings

5th March 2020

Ella Bagameri and Lucy Donaldson Reporters On 4 March, the Glasgow University Union (GUU) held their Spring Election Hustings in the Debates Chamber, where candidates had the opportunity to talk about their manifestos and answer questions from the audience. Voting is done in person, in the GUU, between the hours of 9am and 7pm on ...


SRC Sabbatical Hustings

4th March 2020

Francesca Di Fazio and Ella Mayne Reporter and Social Media Team Member The hustings for SRC Sabbatical positions took place in the John McIntyre Building on Tuesday 3 March. Candidates rounded off their campaigns by presenting their manifestos and answering students’ questions. There are four positions available, all of them contended. Three are contested and ...


Interview and manifesto analysis: Ella McCabe – SRC VP Student Support

4th March 2020

Rosie Shackles Deputy Culture Editor – Food and Drink Ella McCabe is running for Vice President for Student Support. Ella is currently on the board of management for GUU, where she has worked on the welfare committee. She is passionate about ensuring that the different student bodies communicate to ensure that students are engaged with ...


Interview and manifest analysis: Patrick Aasen – SRC VP Education

4th March 2020

Rosie Shackles Deputy Culture Editor – Food and Drink Patrick Aasen is running for Vice President for Education. This role will leave him in charge of the academic reps on council, and to deal with all things education and teaching at the university. He is currently the SRC Undergraduate Convenor for Social Sciences, a role ...


Interview and manifesto analysis: Lachlan Farquharson – QMU VP Board

4th March 2020

Jordan Hunter Deputy News Editor Lachlan Farquharson’s manifesto is fairly straightforward for a straightforward role. He wants the board to be more open and welcoming to all in order to get more people involved in the QMU. His main change beside changing the culture of board is having more meetings, but having them be time ...


QMU Executive Debate

4th March 2020

Jordan Hunter and Sophie Cassel Deputy News Editor and Reporter With voting now open, candidates made their final pitches to the Union in a hotly contested election season. A three-way race for the presidency and one of the two VP elections being contested means many will be keen to gather remaining voters. While the previous ...


Interview and manifesto analysis: Mary Michael – SRC VP Student Support

4th March 2020

Andrew Quinn Deputy Editor-in-Chief Currently a postgraduate IT Cyber Security student, Mary Michael is one of four candidates running to be SRC Vice President for Student Support. She is not currently on the SRC board, but she is a class rep. Her manifesto focuses on helping students integrate and she argues that the gym membership ...


Interview and manifesto analysis: Amy McKenzie Smith – SRC VP Student Activities

3rd March 2020

Andrew Quinn Deputy Editor-in-Chief Amy McKenzie Smith is running as one of two candidates for SRC Vice President for Student Activities. Although she is not currently involved in the SRC, McKenzie Smith has experience of running large events as she is on the Board of Management at the Glasgow University Union (GUU). In her manifesto, ...


Interview and manifesto analysis: Ruaraidh Campbell – QMU President

3rd March 2020

Bethany Woodhead Editor-in-Chief Ruaraidh’s manifesto was light and optimistic, focusing mainly on the Queen Margaret Union’s (QMU) image, improvements to facilities, and bringing the Union’s original ethos of activism back. In his interview he stresses the lack of student engagement, emphasising the need to win back students’ trust and push for better representation. He highlights ...


Interview and manifesto analysis: Blake Gray – GUU Honorary Secretary

3rd March 2020

Blair Cunningham Deputy Culture Editor – Theatre Blake has established five manifesto action points for his candidacy as Honourary Secretary of the GUU. He is running against Ruaridh Fleck for the position. The role focuses on much of the day-to-day running of the Union, being second only to the president on the executive board. Blake’s ...