Features



Graduate Interviews Series: Recent Alumni talk about how they got their jobs

3rd November 2017

Selena Drake & Harry Vizor Deputy Editor & Features Editor Ross Carstairs talks to the Glasgow Guardian about how he found employment following graduation. Final year students across campus are living in fear, not knowing what we’ll do come the inevitable time when we face graduation. There seems to be no available jobs for graduates ...


A Uni Research Profile: Second Cities of Empire

1st November 2017

Savannah Stark Writer Savannah Stark explores some of the research happening on campus Museums offer a window into history. A window that provides depth to the past while also reflecting the present and identity of the viewer. While treading through Glasgow museums we often do not think about what happens behind the scenes; how collections ...


Glasgow’s links to Saudi war crimes

1st November 2017

Emma O’Kane and Roisin McCarthy Investigations Reporter and Investigations Editor An examination into Glasgow’s affiliations with arms producer BAE “World Changers Welcome”. This is the slogan welcoming national and international students as they begin their studies at the University of Glasgow. But changing the world how? Between July 2016 and June 2017, Glasgow City’s unemployment ...


“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 ...