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Exclusive: Glasgow student housing costs soar as University’s property income rockets

18th February 2024

The Glasgow Guardian has seen exclusive data obtained by the Scottish Green Party through a Freedom of Information request (FoI) which indicates exponential increases in student accommodation costs against a backdrop of £26.7mn income for the University in the 2022/23 academic year.   The data indicates that the average cost of University accommodation has increased by ...


Homelessness in Glasgow- what can be done?

10th February 2024

Glasgow has the second most homeless people in the UK- why is that and what can be done? Homelessness is a social issue that is widely discussed throughout society, the news, newspapers, and in academia. It is an issue that constantly needs addressing due to the state of the legal system implemented in the UK. ...


Growing up in Glasgow

9th February 2024

This personal reflection looks into what it is truly like to grow up in Glasgow. Glasgow. A Gaelic noun meaning “dear green place”. The place where I grew up.  The earliest cultural identifier of my Glaswegian heritage involved the 2005 World Health Organisation dubbing the city as Europe’s “murder capital”, a title we no longer merit, ...


What you need to know for the upcoming Glasgow Film Festival.

6th February 2024

With a variety of films premiering, the GFF is a must for any and all fans of cinema. Glasgow Film Festival (GFF) returns for its 20th anniversary, this year running from 28 February to 10 March. Hosted at the Glasgow Film Theatre (GFT), which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year also, Glasgow Film Festival ...


Four candidates confirmed for 2024 Rectorial election

23rd January 2024

Four candidates have been nominated in the upcoming 2024 University of Glasgow Rectorial elections. Following the Monday deadline for nominations, the confirmed candidates have been revealed by the University: Dr Ghassan S. Abu-Sittah, Susan McCabe, Lady Rita Rae, and Paul Sweeney MSP.  The Rector is a student-elected position on the university court (the governing body ...


The forgotten artists of abstract expressionism

22nd January 2024

A dive into some of the lesser-known figures of the American art movement. The current narrative of abstract expressionism is singular: it is the New York School. The Cedar Tavern, located at No. 24 University Place, Greenwich Village. Jackson Pollock, dressed in a sweater, clasping a cigarette between his lips. Despite its great defiance of ...


One door closes, a hundred more open: On the revival of Doctor Who

22nd January 2024

Russell T Davies’ new series of the iconic show stars Rwandan-Scottish star Ncuti Gatwa as the 15th incarnation of the Doctor. “Doctor Who is back!” read the press release from BBC Studios, after David Tennant’s 14th Doctor and Catherine Tate’s enduringly beloved Donna Noble exploded back onto television screens across the country (and worldwide, thanks ...


Unravelling the real history of the paisley pattern

22nd January 2024

Paisley is a Scottish town famous for its connection with the paisley pattern, but its story doesn’t begin there. There aren’t many patterns as iconic as the paisley pattern. Its curved teardrop shape adorns textiles from every corner of the world, and has been a signature of Persian royalty, American cowboys, The Beatles, and everyone ...


A Glasgow state of mind

16th January 2024

Some call it fate, others call it the “Glasgow effect”. Exceptionally high levels of mortality within the city of Glasgow have earned it this name; but what does it mean? A 2010 study analysed how in Glasgow, a post-industrialised city, deaths were 14% higher in comparison to similar de-industrialised cities such as Manchester and Liverpool. ...


The Great British housing crunch

14th January 2024

What can be done to make housing more affordable? Renting is a mainstay of Glasgow student talk. Everyone has a story to tell: outrageous prices, tiny rooms, rats. Since 2010, housing as a topic has steadily increased in importance to voters, based on polling by Ipsos. By now, every sixth voter names it as one ...