Luke Chafer



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 ...


EU confirms they won’t allow Scotland to join Erasmus

27th February 2022

The Glasgow Guardian held an interview with a source from the European Commission, where it was revealed that the only way Scotland can take part in Erasmus+ is if the UK as a whole remains in the scheme. Since the UK decided to leave the EU student mobility has remained one of the contentious issues, ...


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 ...


UofG receives a 2:2 in latest sustainability ranking

5th February 2022

The People and Planet environmental rankings place the University 84th in the UK, failing in areas such as recycling and strategy. The People and Planet 2021 sustainability league table has ranked the University of Glasgow 84th out of 184 UK universities and 4th in Scotland on its environmental policy, which represented a 2:2 classification for ...


Study finds young peoples sex lives affected most by lockdown

1st February 2022

UofG researchers found an increase in virtual sexual activity and a decline in physical relationships and sexual satisfaction for people aged 18-24. A recent study published by the University of Glasgow in conjunction with University College London (UCL) and the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) found that the sex lives of young people were ...


Cough up: Glasgow unions lowest funded of all non-collegiate Russell Group universities

30th January 2022

Kings College London provide £266 per student to their student union, whilst figures show Glasgow University provided £53 per student in 2020/21, despite a £45.7m profit made the previous academic year. Information gathered by The Glasgow Guardian, via a series of Freedom of Information Requests (FOIs), shows that out of all the Russell Group universities, ...


Staff left feeling ‘exploited’ and ‘burnt out’ after semester one

13th January 2022

We talk to members of staff at the University who have been feeling burnout as a result of rising workloads and a lack of welfare provision. Going into the academic year the issue of staff burnout was a concern. The issue was flagged at the University court session in September, where the minutes note that ...


What’s the deal with renaming buildings?

18th November 2021

Why do we choose to rename some buildings but not others? Should we be renaming buildings at all? Last month the University got involved in a debate that has been enthralling academia for the past two years – renaming buildings. The University renamed the John Gregory Geology Building to the Molema Building. The University chose ...


Arrests made as XR scientists occupy King George V Bridge

6th November 2021

Extinction Rebellion sub-group “Scientist Rebellion” chained themselves together and occupied the bridge for three hours before arrests were made. Protesting the lack of action following the recent IPCC report, scientists from the Extinction Rebellion group “Scientist Rebellion” took non-violent action today by occupying the King George V bridge. After a three hour stand-of...