Investigations



New testing measures introduced after cheating rose exponentially last year

1st December 2021

Cheating stats show that reported incidents of cheating increased exponentially in the 2020/2021 year and have consequences for exams this term. A freedom of information request on behalf of The Glasgow Guardian shows that cheating figures have been on the rise and largely concentrated in a handful of departments. The 2020/21 academic year saw over ...


Glasgow University was blindsided by student housing crisis

22nd November 2021

Recent freedom of information requests that the University did not collect data on student housing prior to the start of this year. A freedom of information request, sent on behalf of The Glasgow Guardian, has revealed that the University did not conduct any surveys or studies in advance of the housing crisis. Some have accused ...


Safety fears as students call to ‘end rape culture’ on campus

8th May 2021

The SRC and rector candidates strive to address institutional issues as 91% of students feel the University could do more. Content warning: sexual assault, rape, gender-based violence Student safety on campus should be one of the University of Glasgow’s top priorities. Yet, as revealed in a recent survey of 126 students by The Glasgow Guardian, ...


Behind the report: racism at UofG

26th March 2021

Investigations Editor Luke Chafer talks to ex-rector Aamer Anwar and students who have experienced racism at UofG to explore the results of the recently published survey Understanding Racism, Transforming University Cultures. Content Warning: racial harassment The recently published report Understanding Racism, Transforming University Cultures made for uncomfortable reading. Its findings were uneq...


Glasgow North’s Brexit Party candidate has history of islamophobic tweets

20th November 2019

Sam Doak Investigations Editor A Glasgow Guardian investigation has found that Dionne Cocozza, The Brexit Party’s candidate for Glasgow North, has posted and shared a large amount of Islamophobic and otherwise problematic content on social media.  A large number of Cocozza’s tweets concern the Muslim community in the UK and attempt to portray this community ...


Newly-formed Glasgow University Arms Divestment Coalition releases demands

18th October 2019

Sam DoakInvestigations Editor Following an investigation published by The Glasgow Guardian revealing the extent of the University’s stake in arms investment, a coalition has been set up by six University societies to protest for full divestment. A number of student societies and advocacy groups have formed a coalition to campaign for the University of Glasgow’s ...


Glasgow University invests over £3m in arms trade and military services providers

15th September 2019

Sam DoakInvestigations Editor An investigation by The Glasgow Guardian has revealed the extent of the University of Glasgow’s financial stake in some of the world’s leading arms manufacturers and military services providers. According to a complete statement of the University’s investments, a copy of which was obtained by The Glasgow Guardian through a freedom of ...


University of Glasgow ahead of schedule in its plan to divest fully from fossil fuels

4th September 2019

Sam DoakInvestigations Editor The University of Glasgow is ahead of schedule in its plan to divest fully from fossil fuels by 2024, a freedom of information request has revealed. As of 30 June, 5.3% of the university’s endowment was invested in companies within the fossil fuel industry. This puts the institution significantly ahead of its ...


No support for Living Support: LSAs let down by University contracts

29th January 2019

  Tara Gandhi Investigations Editor “It is the attitude from above that we are a resource to be used to exhaustion” A Glasgow Guardian investigation has revealed that students believe the University of Glasgow is increasingly taking advantage of its Living Support Assistants. In the past six years the University has been gradually increasing the ...


Not in our name: Glasgow students reject Brexit

11th December 2018

  Georgina Hayes Editor   83% of Glasgow-based students feel that the Brexit vote does not represent their generation A Glasgow Guardian survey has revealed that Glasgow-based students overwhelmingly reject Brexit, and that they do not feel the result of the 2016 referendum represents their generation. The survey was launched just days before Theresa May’s ...