2021 January



University updates halls of residence rebate policy causing widespread uncertainty

23rd January 2021

Returners with essential face-to-face teaching are given a 15th February return date whilst others are left in limbo. The University of Glasgow accommodation service has updated their rent rebate policy for semester two, meaning that certain students will be ineligible for refunds. Those who had booked travel in line with the initial lockdown end date, ...


Open Letter for Russell Group Universities

21st January 2021

As the editors of Russell Group student newspapers, we are writing collectively to request a reversal of the Russell Group’s statement, 7 January 2020, ‘on ensuring fair assessment and protecting the integrity of degrees.’ As editors, not only are we students or recent students ourselves but we are also in constant contact with the students ...


University will not introduce ‘No Detriment Policy’ for 2021

18th January 2021

An announcement was made by the Clerk of the Senate on 14 January signaling the University has no plans to reintroduce the policy. The University of Glasgow has announced that it will not be implementing the “No Detriment” policy for upcoming exams and assessments, despite campaign efforts, petitions and SRC backing. Just last week, the ...


The legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg: now what?

15th January 2021

The legend, the legacy, and looking to the future in the Supreme Court There is no other way to put this – Ruth Bader Ginsburg was one of the most influential and inspirational people of our time. At the time of her nomination in 1993, she was only the second woman to serve at the ...


Future World Changers: changing the world through poetry

14th January 2021

In this article, The Glasgow Guardian interviews Shehzar Doja, founder of The Luxembourg Review, and a PhD student of Creative Writing at the University of Glasgow. Shehzar’s passion for poetry and the impact it has had on his life made him want to use it to change the world. This ambition prompted him to apply ...


Gorbals street art: Your space or mine

14th January 2021

 Interview with artist Molly Hankinson Your space or mine is an initiative organised by Jack Arts. The main aim of this itinerant project, which has seen the participation of nine cities across the UK, is to bring art to the streets through poster campaigns, transforming the urban landscape into a free and inclusive outdoor art ...


Friends from the other side

14th January 2021

Navigating friendships across the political spectrum. Is it possible to maintain friendships with people on the other end of the political spectrum? It’s an important question in today’s politically charged world. Politics often revolve around human rights issues, such as LGBTQ+ rights, abortion and feminism; other prejudices such as racism, ableism, anti-semitism and Islamophobia are ...


Musicians, Masters and Contracts: Oh My

14th January 2021

We explore the warped power dynamic behind record companies and the creation of contracts which bind their creative control; ownership of music; and even free will. Is it time for an end to these sell-your-soul-to-the-devil contracts? Or should young artists know what to expect? Kanye West has recently brought to light the fact that many ...


Musicians of Glasgow Uni: Pete from The Runaway Models

14th January 2021

In this edition of our Musicians of Glasgow Uni series, we catch up with History student Peter Visocchi from up-and-coming, high energy, Glasgow-based punk band The Runaway Models. Originally from Fife, The Runaway Models’ music is loud, unapologetic and oozes the punk attitude of the DIY scene in the 70s. Definitely a band with big ...


Review: Industry

11th January 2021

Ed Fernandez takes a look at the new BBC drama series. Industry is a programme that somehow manages to keep you entirely distressed while you watch it, and yet you crave every sweet second. If someone five weeks ago had told me a programme about graduates at a finance company could be such a potent ...