Elections 2017



GUU by-election results announced

19th October 2017

Tomas Dvorak Reporter Morgan Harrold and Francis Webb elected to GUU Board Glasgow University Union held the by-elections for its Board of Management on Thursday 19 October. The two positions up for election were the Convenor of Games and Present Student Member. Both representatives will stay in office until March 2018. Nominations were closed on ...


SRC autumn by-election results announced

12th October 2017

Credit: Flickr Commons/Wolf Gang Agni Koulla Writer The results of the 2017 SRC autumn by-election were announced at 6:30pm this evening after voting closed at 5pm, and are as follows:   The results of the 2017 SRC autumn by-election were announced at 6:30pm this evening after voting closed at 5pm, and are as follows: For ...


QMU Autumn By-Election Results Announced

12th October 2017

                               Credit: Wikimedia Commons/Finlay McWalter Jasmine Urquhart Writer The results of the Queen Margaret Union’s autumn by-election were announced earlier this evening at Café Twenty2, after voting closed at 5pm. The three seats available for the position of Current Student Representati...


SRC by-election candidates fret over mental health, student engagement – dog bites man

12th October 2017

Credit: Flickr Commons/Hungju Lu Tara Gandhi & Isabel Thomas Writers Last night’s Students’ Representative Council (SRC) by-elections hustings were almost exclusively dominated by two key issues – mental health and student awareness of the SRC’s role. Mental health concerns seemed to take priority with almost every candidate discussing it or having it as a central ...


Low turnout at QMU Autumn hustings

12th October 2017

Grace Michael & Fraser Kerr  Writers The Queen Margaret Union (QMU) held their Autumn hustings on the night of 10 October for students to pose questions to the candidates for each role. Overall, eight candidates stood for the six positions, with the role of Former Student Member being unopposed. Originally there were nine positions open ...


Manifesto Analysis: Benjamin Denton-Cardew

6th June 2017

Katy Scott News Editor Benjamin Denton-Cardew’s manifesto pledges are well-meaning on the grand scale of things, but fail to address more local problems relating to his target area of Govan in Glasgow South West. He intends, if elected, to investigate adding an extra 1p onto council tax to aid the NHS exclusively as well as ...


Rectorial Hustings Live Blog

16th March 2017

Welcome to the closed Glasgow Guardian Live Blog for the Rectorial Hustings! If you have any questions or comments for us, please tweet us at @GlasgowGuardian. You can also send a Facebook message to the Glasgow Guardian page. All of our Rectorial elections coverage is available here. Check out GUST’s livestream below. ...


Rector interview and analysis: Sir Vince Cable

14th March 2017

Selena Jackson Features Editor Interview Why do you believe that you would be a good fit for the role of Glasgow University Rector? I think the two words are “credibility” and “commitment”. I think to be credible on the Court, when you’re dealing with senior university people, you need to have respect, and I think ...


Rector interview and analysis: Aamer Anwar

14th March 2017

Selena Jackson Features Editor Interview Firstly, why do you believe that you would be a good fit for the role of Glasgow University Rector?  When you look at all the candidates that are standing, there are many that talk about being an “active rector” and a strong voice for the students. I think that if ...


Rector interview and analysis: Milo Yiannopoulos

14th March 2017

Selena Jackson and Kate Snowdon Features Editor and Editor Interview The following interview contains content that may be distressing. Content warning: belittling and denial of sexual violence, use of offensive language with reference to race, mocking the LGBTQIA+ community, intention of discrimination towards Muslim students, and transphobia. What do you understand about the role of ...