Features



The Lord Rector: pointless or powerful?

18th March 2017

Grace Michael Writer With the recent final announcement of this year’s Rectorial nominations, and the election to be held from the 20-21 March, there is certainly a feeling of instability in regards to who the next University Rector will be. With an overall sense of uncertainty within the student body as to the predicted result ...


Skeletons in the Closet

6th March 2017

The significance of contemporary vandalism at Glasgow’s necropolis Caroline C. Evans Abbott Writer Seasons seem to change faster framed by the haunting green aisles of Glasgow’s Necropolis as the whole of the city is laid out before visitors and natives alike. But despite its sweeping panorama views, cracking stones, and lichen-covered etchings, its darkly Victorian, ...


Glasgow protests Trump’s ‘Muslim Ban’

15th February 2017

Caroline C. Evans Abbott Writer Towards the end of January, a diverse group of Glaswegians descended upon the city centre in a show of solidarity and protest against United States President Donald J. Trump’s Seven Nation – or ‘Muslim’ – Ban, calling for immediate revocation of the order. Two crowds assembled in two separate locales ...


Fighting Back Against Exploitation of Young Workers

30th January 2017

Writer Euan Campbell speaks to Bryan Simpson of BetterThanZero to uncover the issues facing young people in the workforce Euan Campbell Writer There’s a wealth of rights in workers’ hands that remain unutilised; the problem being that workers don’t know what these rights are. It appears that employers are still willing to ignore and abuse ...


Student abortions: the resilient taboo

6th December 2016

Lucy Morrow Writer I originally set out to write an article that shed some light on the ways in which having an abortion affects students and their studies at university. However, I quickly found that this subject was not one that people were willing to discuss with me, and in fact, I was told by ...


Dress codes introduced for Glasgow councillors

6th December 2016

Councillors have been advised to dress in a “culturally sensitive way”: are we missing the point? Jennifer Moore Writer On June 16th, Jo Cox was fatally attacked outside her constituency office. She was a mother, wife, a Member of Parliament, an advocate for human rights: all things that contributed to the narrative portrayed across media ...


UKCAT: Aptitude or affluence?

6th December 2016

With the application processes for medical and dental school becoming ever-more competitive, Kristina Cimova looks into the lucrative business of tutoring for the infamous UKCAT aptitude test. Kristina Cimova Writer Getting into Medical or Dental School is notoriously difficult. Actually, let’s amend that – these days it is near enough impossible. The ratio of applicants ...


Modern conspiracy theories: daft or dangerous?

29th November 2016

Thomas McDonald Writer As The Glasgow Guardian readers will be aware, the elusive leafleteers responsible for the Holocaust-denying notices found across campus last term have struck again, this time darkening the Boyd Orr bulletin board with new leaflets attacking the practice of psychiatry and linking it to a sinister Jewish-run conspiracy. The group responsible for ...


Should we really be so worried about proposed “fix rooms” for Scottish drug addicts?

27th November 2016

Hannah Donnelly Writer Glasgow is a city littered with leaves and blinking lights; walls crawling with street art. Here, life brews in every nook and forces its way through every crack and crevice in the pavements. Scattered throughout these streets, beneath the lights and sirens, are jagged points of discarded needles, left from users of ...


More Than a Memory: Glasgow University’s War Memorial Garden

13th November 2016

Caroline C. Evans Abbott Writer Tucked peacefully into the rich soil upon which our University rests, the Memorial Garden is far from a gleaming, marbleised monument to lost life, to pyrrhic victory, or to triumph bought with blood. Ever-present, demure, and unimposing, its poppies often seem but shrinking violets to so many passersby. But its ...