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Cocaine and classism

1st March 2023

The Glasgow Guardian unpacks Glasgow’s status as the cocaine capital of the world and its stemming class divide. Scotland. A picturesque land of babbling brooks, evergreen trees, snowy mountain tops and even snowier noses. According to a 2022 Vice documentary, Scotland is now the cocaine capital of the world, in particular Glasgow, with Scotland having ...


ABAB: all bouncers are bad

28th February 2023

With nightlife playing such a crucial role in the university experience, The Glasgow Guardian explores the problems surrounding the all-powerful gatekeepers of the club. Those two dreaded words: “not tonight”. No rejection stings more than that which ends a night-on-the-town before it gets started. The gatekeepers of Thursday nights are pervasive in Glasgow culture, but ...


SRC spring elections: candidates take to the stage at hustings event

28th February 2023

Polling for the sabbatical positions within the SRC will open via the UofG Life app at 9am on Wednesday 1 March. The sabbatical positions, those are the most senior student positions within the SRC, are: SRC President (one candidate: Hailie Pentleton), Vice President Education (two candidates: Jordan Hunter and Ross Whip), Vice President Student Activities ...


New report shows surge in student housing prices

23rd February 2023

NUS Scotland has released a report detailing the state of the purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) sector, which its president Ellie Gomersall describes as “appalling”. The report found that the average PBSA rent has increased by 34% since 2018. 26% of students they sampled reported being unable to pay their rent in full on one or ...


University drug policy: disciplinary, educational and health approaches

22nd February 2023

The Glasgow Guardian explores the University of Glasgow’s approach to drug policy. “Never have I ever done hard drugs,” someone pipes up from across the room. Everyone takes a drink. After a year of being locked in Murano, there now lies the promised land of heavy techno clubs with strobe lighting that are just “so ...


Are students divided at the University of Glasgow?

22nd February 2023

 Is there a big split between Scottish and English students at Glasgow, and what does this mean for the ability to make friends with students from other parts of the UK? These last few weeks of UK politics have been especially characterised by division. With the unprecedented blocking of a piece of Scottish legislation by ...


Expenses scheme exploited by UofG staff

21st February 2023

An investigation by The Glasgow Guardian has found that staff at the University have repeatedly broken the expenses policy. Examination of 30,000 separate expense claims in the academic year 21/22  show over 300 filings of subsistence claims exceeding the daily limit, an £8,000 Airbnb and lavish business lunches with no record of the business partners ...


Students claim University ‘trivialises’ antisemitism as new UK findings released

21st February 2023

New report reveals allegations of antisemitism within UK university campuses have seen a 23% increase in 2020-22 compared to the previous two-year period. Yet following a Freedom of Information request (FOI) last year, The Glasgow Guardian learned that in the past three years there have only been two reports of antisemitism made by students via ...


We don’t talk about sex discrimination anymore, says Professor Jeanette Findlay

21st February 2023

The Glasgow Guardian talks industrial action, sex discrimination and devolution with UCU Scotland presidential candidate Professor Jeanette Findlay. In her own words a “serious and realistic trade unionist”, Jeanette Findlay, a Professor of Economics at the University of Glasgow is running for presidency of the Universities and College Union (UCU) Scotland branch. After recently losing...


Deferrals more than triple in three years

21st February 2023

An investigation by The Glasgow Guardian has revealed a sharp rise in the numbers of students choosing to postpone their studies. Following a freedom of information request, The Glasgow Guardian can reveal that the number of undergraduate students choosing to defer their studies has risen to 323 for the 2022/23 academic year. This marks an ...