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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, ...


A student’s guide to eating out on a budget in Glasgow

24th December 2021

Writer Derry Wyllie is here to save your overdraft with five of the best budget-friendly restaurants in Glasgow. Paesano  If you’re looking for a restaurant that will satisfy your tastebuds without costing too much, look no further than Paesano. The pioneer of authentic Neapolitan pizza in Glasgow, Paesano, is arguably life changing. Friends from far ...


Is university sport financially accessible?

19th December 2021

From gym memberships to sports club fees student sport comes at a price, but has it all become too much for the student budget? The financial accessibility of sport, in particular university sport, is a topic that is being brought to light more and more. Exercise and being involved with sport, purely for enjoyment, is ...


Glasgow student’s poem read out in Scottish Parliament

18th December 2021

Shehzar Doja’s poem on climate change was read out by Fiona Hyslop MSP. In a speech given to the Scottish parliament on 25 November, a poem written by University of Glasgow doctor of fine arts student, Shehzar Doja – titled “No fresh soil left to plant” – was read out.  Linlithgow MSP Fiona Hyslop was ...


Student safety in wintertime

22nd November 2021

Writer Denver Correia discusses the top tips for staying safe – whilst spooky – this Halloween and wintertime. There are many thrilling events on the winter festive calendar, including a variety of Halloween, and Christmas, socials. Sandwiched right in the middle of term it gives students an excuse for a much-needed de-stress, to unwind and ...


Student pressure forces the University’s hand on fossil fuel divestment

17th November 2021

University management rejected an advisory committee suggestion to reinvest in fossil fuels after fear of frustrating the student body. The Glasgow Guardian learned that the University of Glasgow has refused to reinvest in fossil fuels following financial concerns that have been raised after the University’s divestment. After making an FOI (Freedom of Information) request, The ...


Glasgow University master’s student wins prestigious prize in housing sector

17th November 2021

Evie Copland was awarded the Malcolm Smith Memorial Award for her academic work in the housing sector. Evie Copland, an MSc student in housing studies at the University of Glasgow, has won the prestigious Malcolm Smith Memorial Award. The prize is given by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) for the best piece of housing ...


Obama on the youth of today

9th November 2021

President Obama spoke at COP26 yesterday about the power of young people in fight for climate justice. It’s been nine days since COP26 started, and a number of opening speeches, national statements, discussions and conclusions have been had. Boris Johnson has made a myriad of appearances, bumbled up to the podium and, surprisingly, produced some ...


GUU and SWAG host a two-day vigil in solidarity with the ‘Girls Night In’ campaign

30th October 2021

CW: gender-based violence Participants were welcomed to Hive to reflect and leave messages of support in light of the increase in cases of drink spiking across the UK. A vigil took place at HIVE between 10am and 7pm on 28 and 29 of October in support of the recent “Girls Night In” club boycott campaign ...


Green New Deal Festival Showcases student passion for a sustainable future at the University of Glasgow

30th October 2021

The group demands that the University decarbonise, divest, decolonise and democratise. Students and Extinction Rebellion activists participate in the Green New Deal Festival to urge the University to sign up to its 60 demands, of which the four main elements are decarbonise, divest, decolonise and democratise.  Four Extincion Rebellion activists tied themselves to the University’s ...