Lucy Dunn



Election analysis: Who are the candidates vying to be next year’s SRC sabbatical officers?

1st March 2022

Editor-in-Chief Lucy Dunn and News Editor Luke Chafer break down the 2022/23 SRC sabbatical candidate manifestos. Nominations for major positions on the 2022/23 student board of the SRC, Glasgow University’s Student Representative Council, have now closed as of Friday 18 February. The SRC elections are held annually, with four paid sabbatical positions on offer, which ...


PODCAST: Weekly Round-Up

1st March 2022

Episode 10: Weekly Round-Up, 28 February 2022. WEEKLY ROUND-UP: Join Fraser as he speaks to News Editor Luke and Editor-in-Chief Lucy about this week’s biggest stories both on and off campus. They discuss the upcoming student elections, give candidate analysis, and explore why Erasmus remains off the cards for Scottish universities. In the national news ...


PODCAST: Weekly Round-Up

22nd February 2022

Episode 9: Weekly Round-Up, 21 February 2022. WEEKLY ROUND-UP: Join Fraser as he speaks to News Editor Luke and Editor-in-Chief Lucy about this week’s biggest stories both on and off campus. They discuss the UCU staff strikes, what Prince Andrew’s settlement with Virginia Giuffre means, and whether World War 3 will actually break out between ...


What progress has been made this Harm Awareness Month?

8th February 2022

Editor-in-Chief Lucy Dunn speaks again to Peter Krykant, ardant drug policy reform campaigner, following this year’s Harm Awareness Month, about the changes that have been made surrounding drug support since last year. Peter Krykant has long been campaigning for changes to be made to drug policy in Scotland. I first spoke to Peter after receiving ...


UCU report finds sexual violence is ‘commonplace’ in higher education

30th January 2022

The 4,000-participant report mapped patterns of sexual violence over the last five years. The UCU sexual violence task group finds that 10% of survey participants of almost 4,000 respondents have “directly experienced workplace sexual violence in the past five years”, and 70% of these respondents experienced it as “an ongoing pattern of behaviour”. Those most ...


Following the economic pandemic panic, Glasgow’s Principal discusses the issue of inflation

16th January 2022

Professor Sir Anton Muscatelli writes on why inflation is the biggest test yet for central bank independence in The Conversation. Sir Anton Muscatelli, Principal of the University of Glasgow, has published an article about the current state of economic inflation during the Covid-19 pandemic.  In his essay for The Conversation, the economist discussed a rate ...


MacMerry300 workers condemn company’s ‘steady level of bad’ as union members continue to take action

15th January 2022

Following a collective grievance raised by Unite the Union members of MacMerry300 and Abandon Ship Ltd bars across Glasgow and Dundee, The Glasgow Guardian spoke to student-age Glasgow hospitality staff about the unfolding situation. Grievances included lack of adherence to Covid-19 restrictions and procedures, as well as long-term issues involving staff pay. The Glasgow Guardian ...


MacMerry300 owner accused of lying to press amidst Covid breach scandal

9th January 2022

As staff collectively launch grievance against company MacMerry300 – which owns Abandon Ship and The Bull in Glasgow – for “systemic mistreatment”, Unite the Union further claim that owner Phil Donaldson has made false statements in his latest press release. Staff employed at 13 bars across Glasgow and Dundee are accusing top management of “neglecting” ...


This year, let’s change the eating disorder discourse

6th January 2022

Editor-in-Chief Lucy Dunn discusses the fluctuation of the weight-loss and body-positive rhetorics ever-present at New Year, and suggests, instead, body indifference should be our aspiration. CW: eating disorders Yesterday was the “hangriest day of the year” for Glasgwegians, according to new WW* research. How so? Because, following New Year’s resolutions, more than a third of ...


Review: Bongo’s Bingo Glasgow presents Winter Wonderland

13th December 2021

“One of the best nights out I’ve had this year.” None of us having been to Bongo’s Bingo before, The Glasgow Guardian team – Rosie, Jamie, Kim, Luke and I – were extremely excited to have been invited along. We’d heard the rumours about what could be in store, and yet still couldn’t quite picture ...