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Manifesto Analysis: a round-up of the SRC general representative applicants

13th October 2021

Alongside the sabbatical officers, it is the general representatives’ role to represent all students on campus. Their wide remit allows those elected to explore and promote areas of passion. This is the most hotly contested position with eleven students vying for the role, and News Editor Luke Chafer gives his rundown of each manifesto. Abdul ...


Good cause claims double as ‘No Detriment’ policy removed

11th October 2021

The number of good cause claims submitted more than doubled between the last two academic years as students complain the “No Detriment” policy should have remained in place. The number of Good Cause claims made by University of Glasgow students more than doubled between the academic years 2019-20 and 2020-21 as the “No Detriment policy”, ...


Scottish Labour in row over GUU monarchy debate

21st September 2021

Scottish Labour confronted by Tories after MSPs debated abolition of the monarchy for a Freshers’ Week event Two Scottish Labour MSPs have sparked controversy after arguing for the abolition of the monarchy last Friday at the GUU’s Freshers’ show debate. This prompted a response from Scottish Tories who believed this to be a genuine reflection ...


Buchanan Street protest condemns government response to the Afghanistan crisis

20th August 2021

Local MSPs and activists took to the streets to call for a greater government response following the events in Afghanistan A Buchanan Street protest was one of many held around the country by the anti-war movement, following the Taliban takeover of Kabul earlier in the week. All took place on Wednesday 18 August, as the ...


Manifesto Analysis- Josh Hay for QMU President

3rd March 2021

Jordan Hunter analyses Josh Hay’s manifesto for QMU President following their interview. Josh Hay has been running an interesting campaign to say the least. Between his video full of cinematic references and his endorsement from his dog his campaign has the energy that he’s  known for throughout the union. His manifesto brings interesting ideas to ...


Manifesto analysis – Jessica Woodcock for GUSA President

3rd March 2021

Jade Aimers analyses Jessica Woodcock’s manifesto for GUSA President following their interview. Jessica Woodcock, a candidate with extensive experience, has been elected unopposed to the role of Glasgow University Sports Association (GUSA) President. Her manifesto promises a great deal, targeting the key issues of representation, welfare, sustainability, and communication. Her overarching ai...


QMU Executive Spring Hustings 2021

3rd March 2021

The QMU 2021 Spring Elections open at 9am on Wednesday 3 March and close at 5pm on Thursday 4 March. Here’s what went down at the QMU Executive Debate, as well as the links you need to find candidate manifestos. Last night, the Queen Margaret Union (QMU) ran their Spring Election Hustings for executive positions ...


Nathan Evans: “The fact that everyone’s feeling alone … a sea shanty gives you a feeling of togetherness”

2nd March 2021

The Glasgow Guardian interviews Nathan Evans; a former postman from Airdrie who found overnight fame when his covers of sea-shanties blew up on TikTok, gaining viral fame and a three record-deal. I’ll admit it – I’m far too obsessed with TikTok for my own good. And, as the overly avid fan of the app that ...


University of Glasgow found to have thousands of pounds of investments in West Bank-related firms

11th February 2021

Many Scottish universities have been reported to own significant shares in companies with dealings in the West Bank. Glasgow is one of the many Scottish universities outed to have illegal shares in companies related to West Bank settlements. Scottish universities appear to be profiting off of firms that have illegal dealings in the West Bank. ...


Glasgow students could have saved over £8,000 staying at home this year

6th December 2020

New figures reveal how much money students at each university could save staying with mum and dad. New research has revealed students at the University of Glasgow could have saved over £8,000 staying at home this academic year, rather than living on campus. The figures revealed by Studee, looked into how much money students could ...