Claire Thomson Archives - The Glasgow Guardian



Teamwork makes the dream work for UGRacing

9th February 2024

Senior members at UGRacing spoke to The Glasgow Guardian about the aspirations for the team. For many sports across the university, the season has drawn to a close: boots have been hung up, shirts washed and folded away and the celebrations have well and truly begun. However, for UGRacing, the University of Glasgow’s Formula Student ...


Review: Cian Ducrot supports emotional Ed Sheeran @ OVO Hydro

29th March 2023

An Irish and an English singer-songwriter, a rising star of Tiktok and one of the world’s best selling musicians, captivate one of Scotland’s largest gig venues. With new music on the horizon, Irish born singer/songwriter raised the roof of the OVO Hydro on Tuesday evening, rescheduling his own tour to support Ed Sheeran in concert ...


Death of the DVD

28th March 2023

DVDs have become devastatingly underappreciated –  a glimmer of the past growing dimmer by the year. Losing the DVD slot on my laptop, when I finally decided to upgrade it after putting it off for so long, was quite frankly heartbreaking. Yes, I did quickly resolve this by purchasing an external DVD drive that I ...


Scottish Swimming launches #SaveOurPools campaign

22nd February 2023

Scottish Swimming’s vision is ‘everyone can swim’. But with rising energy costs, leisure facilities with high operating costs, such as swimming pools, are at risk of closure. According to a recent poll conducted on behalf of Scottish Swimming, 94% of Scots agree that swimming pools are necessary for safety by teaching people to swim with ...


Breaking down the beauty premium

22nd February 2023

A study in the Times has revealed that attractive female students received lower marks when teaching was moved online during the Covid-19 pandemic, but what are the consequences of the beauty premium in society? While society nowadays is constantly reassuring us that everyone is beautiful in their own way, conventional beauty standards are still proving ...


Sports Documentaries: why do we love them?

20th February 2023

The popularity of sporting documentaries in the past ten years has provided insight into the “normal” person behind the athlete exterior. Over the past decade, sports documentaries have been on the rise, but following the Covid-19 pandemic, this increase intensified as live sports struggled and fans were starved of ways to connect with their favourite ...


parkrunlife: get some exercise

8th January 2023

Run, walk, jog or volunteer – parkrun is for anyone and everyone. 2023 will mark the 15th-year anniversary of parkrun in Scotland. Founded in 2004 by Paul Sinton-Hewitt MBE at Bushy Park in London, parkrun has now expanded to more than 2,000 locations in 23 countries across six continents – 67 and counting in Scotland. ...


Things we’re leaving in 2022… The culture of silence surrounding female athlete health

8th January 2023

It’s been a year of celebration for women’s sport and the kickstarting of an important conversation. 2022 has been the year for female sport, yet until very recently menstruation remained a taboo subject and research on the science of sport is still heavily skewed towards male athletes, with the imbalance leaving large gaps in knowledge ...


UofG student helping to pave the way for men’s netball breakthrough in Scotland

8th January 2023

In conversation with Adam Paton, the student driving the growth of men’s netball. The tables have turned. At a time when female athletes from traditionally male-dominated sports are escalating in popularity, with a prime example being the dominance of England women’s football and rugby teams, netball has been forced to square up to an awkward ...


GUFC look ahead to their Scottish Cup second-round tie

16th October 2022

After a 3-2 win in the Highlands over Forres Mechanics, GUFC have drawn Albion Rovers in the next leg of their cup journey. Glasgow University’s Football Club (GUFC) has been absent from the second round of the Scottish Cup since 1976, where they eventually lost to Albion Rovers in what should have been a tied ...