2021 January



The other pandemic: homelessness

31st January 2021

Looking at the issue from the perspective of those who suffer from it. It is absurd that today in Scotland, there are people who still live without a home, sitting on the side of the street, forced to ask for food and spare change. It’s even more alarming that we don’t find this anything out ...


University side suffer Scottish Cup heartbreak

31st January 2021

Glasgow University’s Men’s Football team suffered a devastating 2-1 defeat to Linlithgow Rose in the second preliminary round of the Scottish Cup. In the halcyon days before the Scottish Cup and all other football beneath Scotland’s top two men’s divisions were suspended, Glasgow University’s men’s team began their Scottish Cup journey for another year on ...


New £113m research hub to be named “The ARC”

31st January 2021

Built on the old Western Infirmary premises as part of the campus development programme, the building will be the creative and collaborative heart of research at the University and open in spring 2022. The University of Glasgow unveiled its new research hub which is set to open its doors in spring 2022. This £113m research ...


Behind the controversy of Women Don’t Owe You Pretty

31st January 2021

The story behind the outrage sparked by Florence Given’s feminist memoir. The feminist “self-help” book that brought 22-year-old online influencer and activist Florence Given to fame mid-lockdown, unexpectedly became the centre of a horde of criticism by the end of 2020. Chidera Eggerue (The Slumflower) had previously endorsed Florence’s book with the quote “Florence is ...


White victimhood in Bridgerton’s rape scene

31st January 2021

Content warning: Contains description of a rape scene. Trey-Daniel Kyeremeh examines racial and gender dynamics in Shonda Rhimes’ latest Netflix hit. I watched all of Bridgerton in one night. As a fan of Shonda Rhimes, no convincing was needed to get me to watch this highly anticipated drama. Besides, it was something to pass the ...


University of Glasgow Sport facility memberships frozen after instatement of further restrictions

31st January 2021

Glasgow’s sport facilities freeze their memberships after restrictions tighten, adding any months lost in lockdown to the membership expiry dates. All University of Glasgow Sport facility memberships were frozen on 24 December 2020 and they will automatically restart when facilities reopen. The suspension period is to be added onto any remaining length of membership. The ...


UofG law professors urge for Scotland to form their own Erasmus alternative

30th January 2021

Writing in The Herald, Professors Jim Murdoch and John Finlay argue for Scotland to establish its own Erasmus alternative claiming the UK’s Turing scheme is “highly likely to fail”. In a joint article published in The Herald, Professors Jim Murdoch and John Finlay from the School of Law argue that Scotland must form their own ...


Glasgow City Council provides additional funding to support children from low-income families during lockdown

30th January 2021

The extra financial support follows the Council’s winter payment of £120 to children of low-income families. An additional fund announced by the Glasgow City Council will ensure every child eligible for free school meals receives a fortnightly payment of £25 to support families during the current lockdown.  The grant was announced after the most recent ...


Students relying on foodbanks during pandemic, according to new study

30th January 2021

NUS study reveals that three in four students are concerned about their financial situations post-Covid as a number turn to foodbanks for help. A study by NUS revealed a number of students are needing to rely on food banks as 75% remain concerned about their future finances.  60% of students continue to feel the impact ...


Glasgow and Strathclyde University Labour Clubs endorse two candidates for Glasgow MSP list

30th January 2021

The upcoming election is scheduled to be held on 6 May this year. In a joint statement on social media on Wednesday 13 January, Glasgow University Labour Club (GULC) and Strathclyde University Labour Club (SULC) announced that they will be endorsing Paul Sweeny and Pam Duncan-Glancy for the Glasgow regional list in the upcoming MSP ...