2021 April



GUU Debating hosting Scottish parliamentary election hustings on Wednesday 28 April

27th April 2021

Local candidates for Glasgow Kelvin are confirmed to be taking part, including Scottish Greens co-leader Patrick Harvie. This week GUU Debating are hosting a Scottish parliamentary election hustings. The event is taking place on Wednesday 28 April at 7pm and will involve a hustings panel made up of representatives of each of the major parties ...


Party leaders address student concerns at NUS Scotland’s “Big Student Election Debate”

27th April 2021

Nicola Sturgeon, Douglas Ross, Anas Saswar among leaders who took part. NUS Scotland hosted “The Big Student Election Debate” on Tuesday 20 April which saw leaders and representatives from Scotland’s five main parties come together to answer questions submitted by students across the country. The debate was hosted by NUS Scotland President Matt Crilly and ...


What is mindfulness?

27th April 2021

So often we’re encouraged to practice mindfulness, but what exactly is it, and how can it help us to alleviate anxiety?  “Mindfulness”, like self-care, has become somewhat of a buzzword in recent years. However, for many, it is not entirely clear what mindfulness is. Do we have to meditate for hours a day in order ...


UofG changes exam policy after it was criticised as “unlawful”

27th April 2021

University changes exam policies under public and legal pressure to accommodate disabilities. After coming under significant pressure the University has changed its exam procedure for this coming diet and is reinstating the provision of extra time for students with disabilities. Under the initial policy for this diet, only students who normally received 100% extra time ...


NFTs: what are they good for?

27th April 2021

NFTs could be a saviour for future art but contribute to climate change and the worst of capitalism. The virtual world is difficult to navigate at the best of times, and with the rapid pace of evolution that modern technology undergoes nowadays, it is near impossible to keep up to date with the latest trends. ...


Professional cyclists pedalling north as the Tour of Britain heads to Scotland

26th April 2021

The Tour of Britain is heading to Scotland this year with two stages set to be held north of the border. The Tour of Britain, the UK’s biggest professional cycling race, is not only returning to Scotland for the 2021 edition in September, but finishing in the city of Aberdeen, with two stages north of ...


James McCune Smith Hub opening Monday 26 April

26th April 2021

After over three long years, the new building has finally completed construction and will open its doors to provide limited spaces for individual study. After three long years of construction on University Avenue, the new James McCune Smith Hub is finally opening its doors to staff and students. The Hub will open on Monday 26 ...


Glasgow’s new rector announced, voting figures and more

25th April 2021

The Honourable Lady Rita Rae has been voted in Glasgow’s next rector. The Honourable Lady Rita Rae, has been elected as Rector following the election on 21-22 April. The Rector is expected to represent the interests of the student body at meetings of the University Court, which has in recent years been supported by offering ...


Editorial: Welcome to Glasgow…finally!

25th April 2021

As of 26 April, we get to meet Glasgow again, and for many of you, for the first time. For the best part of a year, all the things that make Glasgow have been put on pause. But now, vaccines are being distributed, restrictions are being lifted, the sun is coming out… everything’s coming up ...


TikTok: Overpathologizing everyday life?

25th April 2021

Writer Elisabetta Comin considers the dangers of overpathologizing everyday experiences on apps like TikTok and Tumblr. “Put a finger down if you have a messy room, put a finger down if you keep procrastinating despite feeling anxious about your assignments, put a finger down if you’ve ever cried yourself to sleep…” It’s 1am, I’m once ...