student elections



PODCAST: Election Analysis

3rd March 2022

Join Multimedia Editor Fraser McFarlane as he talks to QMU presidential candidate Lachlan Farquharson about plans for improving finances, popularity, and why he loves the QMU so much. Click here to listen....


PODCAST: Election Analysis

2nd March 2022

Join Editor-in-Chief Lucy Dunn as she interviews QMU presidential candidate Bailey McBride. It’s a day into the two-day polling, and The Glasgow Guardian speaks to Bailey about his plans to better welfare, mental wellbeing and engagement in the QMU next year. Click here to listen....


PODCAST: Election Analysis

2nd March 2022

As election voting continues, and although Jenna Fraser couldn’t be available for a live interview, Multimedia Editor Fraser McFarlane quizzed her on her manifesto, her stance on the recent UCU strikes, and whether her lacking SRC experience is a quality that runs in her favour, or otherwise. Click here to listen....


PODCAST: Election Analysis

2nd March 2022

Rinna Väre is running for SRC president this election season, and with a year’s experience as this year’s Gender Equality Officer on the council, News Editor Kimberley Mannion asks Rinna whether she is new enough – or not – to create the changes that the student body wants to see. Click here to listen....


PODCAST: Election Analysis

2nd March 2022

As the SRC election voting commences, Editor-in-Chief Lucy Dunn interviews presidential candidate Jordan Hunter, whose manifesto consists of provision of narwhals on campus, the opening of a Wizarding Department, but most of all: change. Click here to listen....


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 ...


What motivates participation in student union elections?

27th February 2022

The Glasgow Guardian investigates students’ motivations for voting in upcoming union elections.  The Glasgow Guardian has conducted a survey into interest in and awareness of elections for the University of Glasgow’s four student unions: the Student Representative Council (SRC), Glasgow University Union (GUU), Glasgow University Sports Association (GUSA) and Queen Margaret Union (QMU)...


Manifesto analysis – Thomas Stoker for VP Education

3rd March 2021

Jacob Skipper analyses Thomas Stoker’s manifesto for SRC VP Education following their interview. Thomas Stoker is a Common Law and Philosophy student, who was previously a class representative and founder of a “social ecology” society, which believes in environmental protection through a sustainable society. This is an issue he wishes to promote at the Students’ ...


Manifesto analysis – Mia Clarke for SRC Vice President of Education

3rd March 2021

Jacob Skipper analyses Mia Clarke’s manifesto for VP Education following their interview. Mia is a Social Science MRes student, who currently serves as a SRC general representative. She’s worked with the VP student activities on events for and improving engagement with at-home students, as well as improving communication between class and school reps. She believes ...


QMU Executive Spring Hustings 2021

3rd March 2021

The QMU 2021 Spring Elections open at 9am on Wednesday 3 March and close at 5pm on Thursday 4 March. Here’s what went down at the QMU Executive Debate, as well as the links you need to find candidate manifestos. Last night, the Queen Margaret Union (QMU) ran their Spring Election Hustings for executive positions ...