Big Shoes to Fill?

‘World Changers Welcome’ is the current subheading of the University of Glasgow that we see everywhere around campus, but who are the world changers who have been and gone? Heres a few names you may recognise that studied at Glasgow before going onto famous and successful careers…


Gerard Butler

The Hollywood heart throb has been in such films as 300, Ps I Love You and The Ugly Truth but once upon a time the handsome hunk was a humble law student at Glasgow University.

Steven Moffat

After gaining an English degree and being member of GUST, he is now the writer and producer of much loved television series such as Doctor Who and Sherlock.

Nicola Sturgeon

The current leader of the SNP, Sturgeon graduated with a law degree from Glasgow, during her time here she was an active member of the Glasgow University Scottish nationalist association and the SRC.

Emilie Sande

Award winning singer and song writer proves she doesn’t just have musical talent after gaining a neuroscience degree at Glasgow.

Katherine Grainger CBE

A rower and with five Olympic medals is Great Britain’s most decorated female Olympian. She is a 2012 Summer Olympics gold medallist, four-time Olympic silver medallist and six-time World Champion and once gained a master’s degree in Medical Law from Glasgow University.

Simon Neil

Lead vocalist, guitarist and songwriter for the alternative rock band Biffy Clyro; Neil was once a music student at UofG. Now he’s performing shirtless infront of thousands at Glastonbury.

Andrew Neil

Journalist and former Editor of the Sunday times, Neil once was the Editor of the Glasgow Guardian and was a member of the dialectic society where he also participated in many GUU inter varsity debates.

-Johanna Crighton

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