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The Hares and Hounds take on BUCS Cross Country

15th February 2024

February 3 saw the Glasgow University Hares and Hounds compete in the annual Cross-country Championships. Ask any cross-country runner what their favourite race of the year is and there’s a strong chance they will say BUCS. It’s a brilliant weekend away with a renowned race and an iconic afterparty. This year it was Leeds’ turn ...


BUCS Nationals 2024: Glasgow University’s ‘Ones to Watch’

15th February 2024

The spotlight will soon be on Sheffield for the 2024 BUCS Nationals (23-25 February), the largest annual multi-sport event in the UK. With six sports and over 4,000 students taking part, The Glasgow Guardian spoke to some of the student-athletes hoping for success.  Finlay Strachan – Swimming After unexpectedly qualifying for and competing against the ...


‘It has very much been a team effort’: In conversation with GUSWPC

13th February 2024

A successful inaugural varsity match for Glasgow University’s water polo team as the team focuses on the development of the sport at university level and inclusivity within the club. Varsity competitions hold a prominent space in university sporting calendars across the UK, with rival universities competing in a variety of sports in the hope of ...


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 ...


The history of women in the Glasgow University Sports Association

26th November 2023

2023 marks 120 years of women in GUSA, as The Glasgow Guardian reflects on the history of women’s sports at Glasgow University and the challenges faced through the years. The history of women in the Glasgow University Sports Association (GUSA) is a fascinating and evolving story of resilience, determination, and progress. GUSA, one of the ...


GUSA President on his first quarter in office

12th October 2023

Mario Killmann, GUSA President 2023/24, spoke to The Glasgow Guardian on his intended deliverables committed to disability sport and fan engagement. After taking over from his predecessor Vivek Pandya on July 1 2023, GUSA President Mario Killmann has set his sights on delivering two key changes to student sport at the University of Glasgow. Along ...


Frustration for GUSA Clubs and their members as strikes disrupted sports schedules

10th October 2023

The strikes by three different unions have resulted in facility closures that have directly impacted GUSA clubs and their members. After calling their members to strike in the latter half of September, Unite, UNISON, and College Union Glasgow (UCUG), the industrial action has resulted in the closure of University-owned sports facilities. This has included The ...


GUSA on Women in Sport Week

6th October 2023

GUSA Vice President Sarah Headley and Health and Performance Convenor Chloe Drew discuss the need to celebrate female-identifying athletes and encourage female participation in sport during Women in Sport week. Women in Sports week is a crucial and important event in the University calendar. It’s a time when the focus is really on female athletes ...


GUWC at the 2023 Scottish Powerlifting Junior Championships

29th September 2023

Success for GUWC resulted in smashed PBs and prize money. Anvil Gym in Paisley hosted the 2023 Scottish Powerlifting Junior Championships  on 16 and 17 September. The competition featured some of Scotland’s best up-and- coming powerlifters, with University of Glasgow students right in the mix. This year’s championship was another opportunity for Scotland’s young athletes ...


Is GUSA failing club sport?

7th September 2023

The Glasgow University Tigers tell us they experienced a disappointing lack of support from GUSA and UofG Sport last season. For several years, traditional American sports have become more and more popular across Scotland and the UK, especially at university level, given the increase in the number of international students and exposure to these sports ...