2021 April



MyGlasgow student portal getting new ‘fancy’ upgrade on 15 April

13th April 2021

The new upgrade will allow students to check how busy the library is. The MyGlasgow student portal is getting a new “fancy” upgrade this week. Confirmed on the University of Glasgow Library’s social media pages, the new portal upgrade is set to launch 15 April and will maintain all of its current features as well ...


Our post-lockdown Glasgow gig guide

13th April 2021

Whether you’re new to the city, or just looking for something to shake up your gig-going pattern, we have the perfect mix of artists from near and far that you just can’t miss next time they play Glasgow. My heart goes out to fellow students who may have moved to Glasgow for the first time ...


Movements That Shaped Us: Disco

13th April 2021

In this disco instalment we admire the fleeting (drug-fuelled) fun had under the disco-ball of venues like Loft and Studio 54 and ask: is there any place for the genre today? The origins of the disco scene remain somewhat uncertain; was it the discotheques of New York City in the 1960s (Le club, Regine’s and Arthur) ...


Escaping the straight gaze

13th April 2021

All too often, queer cinema seems to be for straight women instead of for queer people. “I do it for the girls and the gays, that’s it” is the number one phrase I am sick of hearing right now. You’ve probably seen it on Tiktok or Twitter or in an Instagram caption at some point ...


Stop comparing life-taking events to the Holocaust

10th April 2021

Is it fair to compare things like the pandemic to the Holocaust? Maybe not.  Antisemitism occurs in subtle ways. One of the most common examples? Comparing everything to the Holocaust.  Over the past year, I have seen many posts on social media about humanitarian crises such as the pandemic, the Black Lives Matter movement, and ...


Food stereotypes: Italian edition

9th April 2021

Sofia Della Sala debunks the myths of one “Italian” cuisine.  Italians: they are always late, they are loud, and they move their hands incessantly. My parents are Italian, so growing up with this culture, I can confirm that there is some truth to these stereotypes (they do all stem from somewhere after all!). But there ...


‘We’re in a global pandemic!’ – but students still have deadlines

9th April 2021

We’re bombarded with people telling us to take it easy in the current circumstances, but what if you still have commitments and deadlines to complete? Anyone with access to social media in the last year will be well aware of both extremes of the pandemic productivity narrative. At the beginning of the outbreak, toxic productivity ...


Spring has sprung

9th April 2021

The longer days and better weather are edging in, so writer Zein Al-Maha Oweis is sharing some of her favourite things about spring we can look forward to as lockdown restrictions begin to ease. The days are getting longer and the sunlight is beginning to shine bright on Glasgow again, so it looks like we’re ...


University societies ‘Go the Extra Mile’ for charity

9th April 2021

TEDx UofG, GU Hispanic Society, and Physiology Society took part to raise money for Cancer Research UK and the Scottish Association for Mental Health. A number of University societies have taken part in “Go the Extra Mile” activities and raised money for charity. TEDx University of Glasgow, Glasgow University Hispanic Society (GUHS), and the Physiology ...


It takes two to Duolingo

9th April 2021

Can you actually learn a language from the mean green owl machine? Just like Gatsby, I am haunted by the green glow; hopes, dreams, a future. Except the green glow is more defined to me – characterised by a sharp beak, luminescent feathers, and an aggressive desire to get me to learn German. My green ...