Lucy Dunn



Cabaret for climate awareness: inside Ben and Jerry’s night of activism

24th September 2021

The world-famous ice cream company hosted a lively gig at St Luke’s in Glasgow to raise awareness of the climate crisis. A smoky room with a drinks bar at one corner and a free ice cream stall at the other, the Ben and Jerry’s climate awareness cabaret was already off to a solid start. With ...


‘HR Nightmare’: Glasgow’s maternity cover job description sparks uproar

24th September 2021

The detailed job post description stimulated mass discussion on social media, prompting the University to remove it. A University of Glasgow job advert looking for maternity cover for a College of Arts lecturer in Modern Gender History has come under fire for its following description: “This post is to cover maternity on a month-to-month basis ...


Picking a bone: Independence at University

21st September 2021

Editor-in-Chief Lucy Dunn shares her experience of struggling with the uncontrolled and sudden freedom that comes with starting university September 2016. Two days before my eighteenth birthday. £850 of SAAS freshly deposited into my famished bank account. I was leaving home and starting afresh, the sweetness of my long-awaited and inevitable freedom was delectable. What ...


Rift between unions and the SRC causes freshers’ week friction

20th September 2021

Funding, union access, and the lack of night buses have fed into the alleged hostility. Tensions between the Student Representative Council (SRC) and Glasgow’s student unions – the Glasgow University Union (GUU) and Queen Margaret Union (QMU) – reportedly came to a head for the start of Glasgow’s freshers’ week celebrations, with hostility also being ...


Glasgow School of Art students file lawsuit against the institution

19th September 2021

The Glasgow Guardian speaks to one of the students pushing for legal action. A group of postgraduate students at the Glasgow School of Art (GSA) are filing a class-action lawsuit against the institution following their “unfair and callous” approach to the Master’s students studies during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Glasgow Guardian spoke to Harriet, one ...


Make some NOISE: Glasgow’s loudest new indie band

19th September 2021

NOISE hail from Dumbarton, a town to the west of Glasgow just as colourful in its culture as rough around the edges. Nothing about the four-man-band’s King Tuts set was rough around the edges, though: the six song show was seamless in its execution, a mix of older songs intermingled with never-played-before gems – Victor ...


Johnny Took: The Glow, Gallagher, and Greenock

15th September 2021

Our Editors-in-Chief Hailie and Lucy caught up with Johnny Took of the DMAs in the run-up to their long-awaited return to the UK Johnny Took, Tommy O’Dell, and Matt Mason make up the Sydney-based three-piece band that is DMA’s. Known for their Britpop vibe and having previously supported Liam Gallagher in 2019, the band are ...


Unions join forces for freshers’ week

13th September 2021

For the first time in Glasgow University history, Glasgow University Union and Queen Margaret Union have united to provide a unique freshers’ experience Historically both unions host separate freshers’ weeks, but this year, Glasgow University Union (GUU) and Queen Margaret Union (QMU) have linked their freshers’ week plans. With a variety of daytime events freely ...


Welcome back, World Changers!

13th September 2021

Our Editors-in-Chief welcome back students, old and new, and call on the University for more transparency this academic year The time has finally come for Freshers to flood back onto Gilmorehill, and here at The Glasgow Guardian, we couldn’t be more excited to get back into the swing of things. For those students arriving in ...


Third year medics express ‘frustration’ at ‘almost entirely online’ timetable

7th September 2021

Year group urged by fellow students to email course leads after reasons given for online teaching deemed “not good enough” Third year medical students left their introductory lecture with “disappointment and frustration” after hearing that the majority of their teaching will remain online this year. A copy of an email sent to the “year 3 ...