Elections 2018



First ever all female exec at GUU

8th March 2018

Nour El-Issa Features Editor The quickest-ever results at the GUU, having been counted and announced within half an hour, are as follows: President: Ailsa Jones Vice President: Gavin Muir Honorary Treasurer: Colin Woods Honorary Secretary: Keri Anderson Asst. Honorary Secretary: Jenna Macfarlane Former Student Members: Paul Sweeney MP; Gavin Tulloch Debates Convenor: Harry Coloe Games ...


Mata Durkin wins QMU Presidency

8th March 2018

Rebecca Zack Deputy Editor   The results for the Queen Margaret Union (QMU) election were announced at 7:45pm on Thursday in Champion’s Bar. QMU President – Mata Durkin QMU Vice President (Board of Management) – Charles Sherrington QMU Vice President (Membership, Clubs & Societies) – Courtney Hughes Campaigns & Charities Convenor: Rose Jackson Events Convenor: ...


GUSA announces election results

8th March 2018

  Jasmine Urquhart Deputy News Editor Paddy Everingham has been elected GUSA President in an uncontested race. Shereif Kholeif, the former finance convener of GUSA and captain of the Muy Thai club, beat his opponent, Olivia Robertson to secure the position of GUSA Vice President. Sami Mustapha is elected publicity convener and Liv Turner as ...


As it happened: SRC results

8th March 2018

Welcome to the Glasgow Guardian’s live blog of the SRC results. Announcements will begin at 6:30pm on 8 March. Feel free to tweet us any comments or questions @GlasgowGuardian or message the Glasgow Guardian Facebook page. You can find our election coverage here. ...


Manifesto analysis: Ailsa Jones – GUU President elect

8th March 2018

Katy Scott Editor Ailsa Jones, the only candidate for President of the Glasgow University Union, was offered an interview by The Glasgow Guardian about eight or nine times. Most of our requests were ignored until Jones eventually said that she was busy for the entire week leading up to the elections. Then, as fate would ...


Interview and analysis: Robbie Miller – GUU Honorary Secretary candidate

7th March 2018

Hamish Morrison Editor This is Robbie Miller’s second time running for Honorary Secretary at the GUU, having ran unsuccessfully two years ago. Miller did not respond well to questioning regarding his continued membership of the Freemasons. Frustrated with enquiring into his membership of the male-exclusive organisation, he showed a remarkable lack of cool under pressure. ...


Interview and analysis: Keri Anderson, GUU Honorary Secretary candidate

7th March 2018

Jonathan Peters News Editor Keri has a fair bit of experience in the GUU, and some interesting ideas for how it can be improved. Her manifesto promises to continue mandatory sexual violence prevention training for board members and Freshers’ helpers, which is good news for this union, and shows how far it has come. In ...


Student election voting opens tomorrow

6th March 2018

Katy Scott Editor Voting in the University of Glasgow’s student elections will open tomorrow at 9am, following a week-long delay due to the harsh weather conditions and the resultant red alert weather warning and campus closure. The polling for the Students’ Representative Council, Queen Margaret Union, and Glasgow University Sports Association elections open tomorrow at ...


Interview and analysis: Courtney Hughes – QMU VP Membership, Clubs and Societies candidate

27th February 2018

Holly Sloey News Editor One of this year’s two candidates for VP Membership, Clubs and Societies, Courtney Hughes’ manifesto is written from a place of some experience on the QMU, as she has been Current Student Representative for the past year, and is also involved with the Social Committee and the Publications Committee. The achievement ...


Interview and analysis: Fay Pennington – QMU VP Membership, Clubs and Societies candidate

27th February 2018

Jonathan Peters News Editor Fay Pennington has more energy than 2 cups of coffee and some interesting ideas to improve the QMU. She has plenty of experience in management at the Union already, and says she attends committees for fun. In anyone else this would be highly suspicious behaviour, but Pennington genuinely seems to love ...