2021 September



Alleged scammers targeting Glasgow student flat hunters

16th September 2021

Students have been asked to use Airbnb to rent flats with landlords claiming they are currently abroad Alleged scam messages targeting student flat hunters have been reported on the University of Glasgow Facebook confession site, GlasKnow. A post on 15 September showed a screenshot of a message one student received on Gumtree while looking for ...


A freshers’ guide to overcoming gym anxiety

15th September 2021

The gym doesn’t have to be a scary place! There is absolutely no hiding the fact that the gym can be one of the most intimidating places in the world, and is, sometimes, the last place you want to be. However, with a positive mindset, a little self-confidence, and some help from your friends, you ...


The Chronicles of a Black Gay Fresher

15th September 2021

Dating apps, dancefloors and downright racist encounters Starting university for me was an opportunity to explore who I am as a young, Black, gay man. I figured that going to a new city with new people would allow me to fearlessly express who I am without the worry of bumping into unpleasant old classmates or ...


Best student pubs in the West End

15th September 2021

Deputy Editor-in-Chief Jamie Byrne suggests his top five watering holes for students As the enormous wave of thirsty students return to the bustling streets of Glasgow’s West End, it is a necessity for all new students to get to terms with their local watering holes. Generation after generation of students have had a major impact ...


Proceed with caution: avoiding Covid this freshers’ week

15th September 2021

Writer Emma Duncan discusses how to navigate the lack of Covid restrictions this freshers’ week Last year, Murano Street Student Village lived up to its architectural profile: a prison. 600 freshers were self-isolating by the second week of the academic year and it had become apparent that the government asking students nicely to obey social ...


Johnny Took: The Glow, Gallagher, and Greenock

15th September 2021

Our Editors-in-Chief Hailie and Lucy caught up with Johnny Took of the DMAs in the run-up to their long-awaited return to the UK Johnny Took, Tommy O’Dell, and Matt Mason make up the Sydney-based three-piece band that is DMA’s. Known for their Britpop vibe and having previously supported Liam Gallagher in 2019, the band are ...


Vice-Principal Professor Fischbacher-Smith on the future of blended learning

14th September 2021

The Principal for Learning and Teaching advises us on what to expect for the year ahead As the University of Glasgow confirmed its teaching will be “blended” this year, the effects of Covid-19 have led to a seismic shift in teaching and learning strategies across the entire higher education system. Beyond the immediate changes to ...


Glasgow’s Declassified Uni Survival Guide

14th September 2021

In five easy steps, any of us can fit right in on campus this year It’s a brand-new year at Glasgow Uni, and a lot of things have changed since the last; we have a fancy new building, we all have to wear masks in the library and, for some reason, against the wishes of ...


GUSA Freshers’ Week

14th September 2021

Here’s your guide on how to get involved in the 50+ sporting clubs that the University of Glasgow has to offer Freshers’ Week is all about getting involved and looking for different ways to break yourself into university life. Finding your feet in a big pond is not always the most straightforward, but when you ...


The SRC Welcome Week is back!

13th September 2021

Rebranded under “UofG Welcome”, the SRC bring a host of in-person and digital events to Glasgow’s students this freshers’ week Under the new banner of “UofG Welcome”, the SRC has a large host of events planned this week. All students are being targeted this freshers’ week, not just first years, particularly due to the lack ...