2021 March



Glasgow University is failing sexual assault survivors

25th March 2021

Sexual assaults on campus appear not to be taken seriously by University. Content Warning: Sexual assault  A number of sexual assaults have taken place on Glasgow University campus over the last few years, and a Glasgow Guardian investigation has found the survivors feel there has been a complete lack of support on the part of ...


Petition calling for more street lighting on Kelvin Way is endorsed by unions

25th March 2021

The petition discusses the need to make Kelvin Way safer for women and students. The student bodies of the University of Glasgow have endorsed a petition that calls for more street lighting on Kelvin Way, a popular route home for students and women that still “lacks adequate lighting” following a number of sexual crimes in ...


University hosting ‘Night of Comedy’ with ‘The Masked Singer’ host Joel Dommett

24th March 2021

The host of ‘The Masked Singer’ and ‘I’m a Celebrity’ finalist will feature among other comedians in a joint production with the University and OfftheKerb Productions TV Presenter of “The Masked Singer”, Joel Dommett is to take part in a “Night of Comedy” hosted by the University this Friday 23 March at 6pm. Joel Dommett, ...


Review: A Life on Our Planet by Sir David Attenborough

24th March 2021

 An overdue call to action, or a subdued contemplation of the damage we’ve done? Despite being an advocate for the preservation of the natural world, Attenborough has never been at the forefront of the environmental movement. Now, along with Greta Thunberg, it seems he has become the face of it. In this accompanying book to ...


Student group AIESEC looks to improve youth employability

24th March 2021

 AIESEC is a global platform offering many internship opportunities for young people worldwide. An AIESEC information session is taking place this Wednesday 24 March at 6pm to share learning opportunities to help career development. Founded in 1948, AIESEC is a non-governmental and not-for-profit organisation, run by young people. The mission of which is to aid ...


Is there power in arm-chair activism?

18th March 2021

Is it fair to suggest that all online activism is performative? The term “slacktivism” is defined as “the practice of supporting a political or social cause by means such as social media or online petitions characterised as involving very little effort or commitment” with “the main purpose of boosting the egos of participants in the ...


Educating without shaming

18th March 2021

How do we talk about difficult subjects without shaming people for being uninformed, and where do we draw the line? Views Columnist Rachel Campbell discusses. It’s easy to get caught up in the bubble of your university friends, most of whom will have similar political and social views to yourself. With all the tote bags ...


The foundations of foundation

18th March 2021

Does the makeup industry just conceal a darker agenda? Throughout history, women have faced colossal societal pressures in regards to beauty standards; their bodies, hair, size, and face have been critiqued again and again, with society continually changing its idea of what true beauty looks like. In doing so, women are faced with endless amounts ...


Review: Cowboys (GFF)

16th March 2021

This story of a trans boy is complicated by his family, and has the setting of a western.  Vast Montana mountain ranges, shotgun standoffs with the sheriff, horse-napping, and starlight camping. Not what you’d expect from an indie drama centred on an 11-year-old trans boy; his loving, devoted father struggling with bipolar disorder; and his ...


It’s time the lecturers did some learning for once

16th March 2021

One writer thinks that lecturers have it in for us this year, and they’re not exactly being subtle about it. If there’s anything we’ve learnt (from home) this year, it’s the extent to which too many lecturers, meant to be looked up to and respected, have shown anything but respect to their students. From behind ...