Ukraine



PODCAST: The Weekly Round-Up

8th April 2022

Episode 13: Weekly Round-Up, 8 April 2022. Join Fraser as he speaks to News Editors Luke Chafer and Kim Mannion, and Editor-in-Chief Lucy Dunn, about this week’s news on campus. From the suggested launch of a new Glasgow University branch of the UCU, to analysis of medical students’ shock exam results, and discussion of “fire ...


Russia’s war on Ukraine: An expert perspective

6th April 2022

Political Communication lecturer Dr Joanna Szostek provides students with a guide to understand the conflict – and how to respond. Understanding a conflict of this magnitude is not easy. With so many tense complications and geo-political implications, the Russian-Ukrainian crisis is arguably the most damaging conflict in Europe since the Cold War.  In times of ...


Racist reporting on the Ukrainian crisis

4th April 2022

The media coverage on the conflict in Ukraine reflects the racism western countries have towards refugees. “They seem so like us. That is what makes it so shocking.” The words of journalist Daniel Hannan are ones that have been echoed by many figures in the media during discussion of the crisis in Ukraine. From Ukraine’s ...


Ukrainian students continue study abroad exchanges in Glasgow as war rages at home

1st April 2022

The Glasgow Guardian talks to Ukrainian students on what it is like being in Glasgow as their country is at war, and the support they have received from the University. The Glasgow Guardian spoke to two Ukrainians currently studying at the University of Glasgow about their experiences of being over two thousand miles from their ...


The University updates students on their response to the situation in Ukraine

15th March 2022

The Principal outlines the measure taken by the University but for some, it has not gone far enough. The University of Glasgow’s response to the ongoing situation in Ukraine continued this week with a statement from Principal Anton Muacatelli on 9 March which referred to the Russian invasion of Ukraine as “unlawful and deplorable”.  In ...


What do we do about the Home Office?

13th March 2022

Meg Russell discusses whether the Home Office’s incompetent response to the invsaion of Ukraine represents an institution that is beyond reform. Number 10 was lit up in blue and yellow last week. It was a nice gesture, but is emblematic of a UK Government adept at performative solidarity, while lacking in practically useful policy. The ...


Hundreds in Scotland protest against the Russian invasion of Ukraine

9th March 2022

The Glasgow Guardian spoke to dozens of demonstrators at anti-war rallies in Glasgow and Edinburgh last weekend. Hundreds of protesters gathered in front of the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh and George Square in Glasgow last weekend to protest against Vladimir Putin’s war on Ukraine. In the early morning of Thursday 24 February 2022, the Russian ...


Putin’s Ukrainian invasion may be the saving grace Boris Johnson never predicted

2nd March 2022

Lost to memory are the Barnard Castle eye test, Matt Hancock’s lockdown lover and #Partygate… for now. The pandemic has been anything but plain sailing for Boris Johnson’s government but the latest Covid-related scandal was viewed by many as the tipping point. The revelations of persistent streams of champagne fuelled get-togethers and quick trips to ...


International Spotlight: Ukraine

28th February 2022

Central and Eastern European Studies student Joseph Elgar provides an explanation of what is happening in Ukraine, and the ramifications it will have on international politics. After months of military intensification on the Ukrainian border, Vladimir Putin announced his intention to launch military operations against Ukraine at 6am local time on Thursday 24 February 2022, ...