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“I don’t think I’d have been able to do any of the things that I’d done had it not been for my own struggles.” – The Glasgow Guardian meets Alastair Campbell

30th October 2017

Georgina Hayes and Tom McDonald Views Editor and Features Editor Mental Health, Brexit and Corbyn are the order of the day as Georgina Hayes and Tom McDonald sit down with Blair’s ex-spin doctor. “Did he go here, Capaldi?” asks Alastair Campbell, spying an old issue of The Glasgow Guardian on the wall that depicts Peter ...


Scotrail Fare Hikes set to affect students across the country

27th October 2017

Madelin Otterbein Writer Scotrail fares will increase by 3.6% in January, Madelin Otterbein explores how damaging this could be for students ScotRail, Scotland’s primary train service, was purchased by the Dutch company Abellio in 2015, pushing the company to update and improve its network. One improvement, listed on Abellio’s website, is “smarter, lower cost journeys.” ...


What is the purpose of higher education?

21st October 2017

Now that university fees have increased, has the purpose of higher education changed? David Rose Writer Since the increase in tuition fees in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, from £3000 to £9250 a year, it has exerted a profound effect on how we think about higher education. More people than ever are now attending university, ...


‘Our object is sublime’ – 85 years of the Glasgow Guardian

18th October 2017

Tom McDonald & Harry Vizor Features Editors “All students who are desirous of associating themselves with The ‘Gilmorehill Globe’ are requested to meet the editor at the University Union any afternoon. Experience is not a vital factor in filling the posts.” – Thus read the very first and now familiar call for Glasgow Guardian ...


Glasgow least affordable city in the UK for students

12th September 2017

Andreea Bocioaga Writer The Student Living Index 2017, a July study commissioned by the Royal Bank of Scotland, has found that Glasgow is the least affordable city for students in the United Kingdom. A total of 3,407 students living in 35 cities across the UK were surveyed, with Glasgow having the highest monthly living and ...


Pride’s identity crisis

8th September 2017

Tom McDonald Features Editor Protest? Celebration? Both? As recent events in Glasgow show, Pride doesn’t seem to know what it is anymore There exists a central contradiction to Pride events the world over. As the existential acceptance and tolerance of LGBT persons continues to advance, the Pride marches which began as a commemoration of a ...


The Students and Syria – Fighting ISIS from the Uni Campus

8th September 2017

George Marsden Writer The Brace Belden team fought a spirited campaign during the Rector election, but what do we do we support when we lionise Western volunteers in Syria? Last March saw the election of Aamer Anwar as Rector of the University of Glasgow. Among the other contenders was an American named Brace Belden, formerly ...


Are students being driven out of the West-End by ever increasing rents?

8th September 2017

Amy Shimmin Writer Glasgow is the ‘least affordable student city’ so is it a surprise students may be driven out of one of its most affluent areas? It’s no secret that the West End is one of Glasgow’s in-demand areas: it benefits from the reputation of a leafy suburb while situating itself in the heart ...


A climate change denier sits in the Oval Office, so what’s the point?

8th September 2017

Jo Reid Writer Glasgow University continues to score poorly on the environment but if the United States isn’t doing anything about it, does it matter if we don’t? Global Warming is one of those problems that is not going to go away. We are no longer asking ‘”how can we stop global warming”, but rather, ...


What a Difference a Year Makes

2nd June 2017

Georgia McShane Writer As I sit here on the eve of the Eurovision finale – which will, by the time you read this, have produced 2017’s winner – I cannot help but be reminded of the monumental changes which have occurred over the year. You see, this time last year my friends and I were ...