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1 in 17 men in Glasgow suffered from erectile dysfunction this year

29th May 2021

The number of searches for the condition has increased by 25% since 2020. 1 in 17 men in Glasgow suffered from erectile dysfunction this year, according to a new study of Google data by pharmacy brand “Medicine Direct”. There has been a reported 25% increase in erectile dysfunction related Google searches since 2020 and the ...


Sexual consent testing before starting university is supported by a majority of students

29th May 2021

The poll published by the Higher Education Institute found almost two thirds of respondents believed there was a need for sexual consent testing pre-university. A recent poll published by the Higher Education Policy Institute found that most students are in support of a compulsory sexual consent test before entry to higher education, whilst only 30% ...


Medical students look for a more international student friendly environment

29th May 2021

Recent criticisms of staff attitudes feed into a wider series of complaints. Students have criticised a University staff member online after insensitive comments comparing a move around Greater Glasgow to international students being unable to return home was made on a Zoom call with students.  Controversy was sparked after one of the clinical leads for ...


Spotlight: Fixing Scotland’s drug problem

29th May 2021

What measures are needed to reduce our drug deaths? Looking at the issue from both a national and student perspective, The Glasgow Guardian speaks to both activist Peter Krykant and student Arthur Sebag. Glasgow’s Safe Drug Consumption Van has received its “first official funding” and is now in a better position to “improve service delivery”, ...


New app ‘Stint’ helping Glasgow students find jobs

29th May 2021

‘Stint’ is an app that advertises and matches hospitality jobs to its users. A new startup app “Stint” is being launched in Glasgow this week aims to give students the opportunity for short employment with a reported 471 students already signed up. Stint helps students looking for flexible shifts in the hospitality industry. “Helping to ...


University offering on-campus graduation photography

29th May 2021

Graduates outside the country can order a graduation gown and hood for celebration at home. The University of Glasgow has announced it will be offering on-campus graduation photography for students who are finishing their degree this summer. While graduations are officially cancelled this year, under current restrictions the University can offer graduating students the opportunity ...


Only half of all reported sexual violence cases resulted in consequences for the perpetrator

27th May 2021

Since 2014, only 53% of cases reported to Glasgow resulted in “student consequences”. Content Warning: Sexual violence, rape Recent data shows that only half of all cases of sexual violence reported against students at Glasgow University resulted in “consequences” for the perpetrators. Figures from a freedom of information request by The Glasgow Guardian found that ...


Interview with UK Minister of State for Universities Michelle Donelan MP

15th May 2021

With universities becoming a key focus of the UK government, we interview MP Michelle Donelan to look at the government’s impact across the border. Since the pandemic began, universities have been at the forefront of government. With such a turbulent year, we have seen massive policy debates swirling. The job market for recent graduates have ...


Glasgow regional list results declared

8th May 2021

Seven candidates have been proportionally elected to represent the Glasgow regional list, including Kelvin candidates Patrick Harvie and Pam Duncan-Glancy. The election results for the Glasgow regional list have been announced. Seven candidates have been elected to represent Glasgow in the Scottish parliament via the Glasgow region.  Scottish Labour has won four seats, the same ...


Kaukab Stewart wins Glasgow Kelvin constituency

8th May 2021

Kaukab Stewart is the first woman of colour to be elected to the Scottish parliament. Kaukab Stewart has been elected as Glasgow Kelvin’s new MSP. Stewart won the constituency with 14,535 votes, increasing the SNP’s share of the vote in the constituency by 1.8% from 2016. Kaukab Stewart is the first woman of colour to ...