2021 April



Who’s the real threat to freedom of speech on campus?

7th April 2021

Is it possible that government attempts to regulate free speech on campuses could be worse than the apparent ‘cancel culture’ they decry? Last month, the UK government embarked on their latest crusade as the white knights of academic freedom. To address what is being described as a “crisis of free speech” on university campuses, education ...


A Beginner’s Guide to Poetry

7th April 2021

If you think it sounds phallic, it probably is. Poetry 101 or, lol, Poetry.  Or raise your hands up in the air for poetry. Or a wee character, lost at sea, drowning in poetry. The latter is what I felt like when I turned up for my first undergrad lecture and realised it was on ...


Hopping on the holiday saddle

7th April 2021

Want to get that authentic Yee-Haw experience without the hassle of gun fights and rustlers? Then a cattle drive holiday might be the post-Covid holiday for you.  When we think of cattle drives, most of us conjure up images of scenes in a long-forgotten wild west, with cowboys lassoing their horses, the odd gun fight ...


The literary cures to your lockdown blues

7th April 2021

Five book titles that promise to brighten your day. Suffering from the lockdown blues?  Well, you’ve come to the right place! With the road out of lockdown still so uncertain, many of us are feeling a little tense these days. Sometimes you just want to escape the real world, go to a place where the ...


Glasgow shortlisted for Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards 2021

7th April 2021

The facilities awarded include The Lighthouse Laboratory for its contribution to the Covid-19 response. The University of Glasgow has been nominated for four Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards 2021. The Awards commemorate academic and business partnerships and the remarkable work they achieve, and Glasgow has been recently shortlisted.  The University of Glasgow has received two shortlistings...


Are we losing the artistic significance of photography?

7th April 2021

 Exploring photography from its inception to the present day. Throughout history, people have used and distributed artistic images of themselves in order to control how others viewed them. From the first Roman Emperors, who had their faces hammered onto coins to the portrait painting of royalty and nobility at the Tudor court, images of individuals ...


Stop solar travel! Protect life on Earth!

5th April 2021

We invest so much money to go into space – why not invest it in protecting the Earth first? On 19 February 2021, after travelling for almost seven months through space, NASA’s rover Perseverance landed on Mars. It is a triumph for mankind, with similar missions planned by other nations in the future. But should ...


New report on student experiences in the pandemic released

5th April 2021

Two-thirds of students feel their mental health has been negatively impacted, compared to only 14% who cite positive benefits. Two thirds of students feel their mental health has been negatively impacted during the Covid-19 pandemic, new research has found.  This data comes from a recent report produced by the Higher Education Policy titled: “Students’ views ...


AIESEC’s YouthSpeak UK conference held last weekend

5th April 2021

The event discussed leadership opportunities for young people, with a variety of successful speakers. AIESEC, a globally-operating platform run “by youth for youth” that allows young people to learn and develop leadership skills, hosted its YouthSpeak UK conference last weekend.  Engaging young people’s involvement in team-working and leadership opportunities via volunteering experience...


Review: Little Scratch by Rebecca Watson

5th April 2021

An enthralling debut that will have you turning one page after the other. This morning, turning so that my eyes levelled with the bedside table, I saw two things: my phone flashing and spluttering away as the alarm went off, and Rebecca Watson’s novel Little Scratch. These first moments of awakening are captured by Watson ...