Investigations



Glasgow Guardian survey reveals nearly 40% of respondents have been sexually harassed or assaulted

20th October 2018

Katy Scott Investigations Editor Two-thirds of those who reported the incident were unhappy with how it was dealt with The Glasgow Guardian recently conducted a survey which revealed that 37.6% of respondents have been a victim of sexual harassment or assault throughout their time at the University of Glasgow. Eleven instances occurred in the Glasgow ...


Glasgow’s solidarity with Mexico’s disappeared 43 students

3rd June 2018

Roisin McCarthy Investigations Editor On 26th September, 2014, 43 students from a rural teaching college in Ayotzinapa, Mexico were brutally attacked and abducted as they made their way to commemorate the anniversary of the 1968 Tlatelolco Massacre in Mexico City. What followed has been recognised by many as a cover-up by the Mexican government who ...


Interview with Justin Webb of the Radio 4 Today programme

29th March 2018

Roisin McCarthy Investigations Editor Roisin McCarthy speaks to Justin Webb on preserving impartiality, empathising with Trump voters, and the future of journalism When sitting down for my 9am phone interview with Justin Webb, it strikes me that I am feeling fairly nervous. This makes a lot of sense given the fact a large proportion of my mornings ...


Study drugs: the inducer of delusion or deftness?

28th March 2018

Roisin McCarthy & Michaila Byrne Writers The presence of Nootropics in UK universities is on the rise. “Smart drugs” that students are turning to for aid in their studies include Ritalin, Modafinil, Adderall, Dexedrine and in rarer cases, cocaine and LSD. Students report improved concentration, memory, and alertness, claiming they can work for much longer ...


Investigation: illegal fees from Glasgow’s letting agencies

27th March 2018

Roisin McCarthy Writer “We didn’t have an oven for over two months.” “There was mould everywhere.” “The ceiling caved in on the second week.” “There was no central heating.” These comments were taken from several students who had all paid over £400 a month for their rent in Glasgow. Over the past few years, competition ...