2022 February



The consequences of inaccessible Covid-19 tests

28th February 2022

The University of Glasgow needs to find a way to make lateral flow tests more accessible to its students.  I have always been fond of checking my mailbox to see if I got a new postcard, letter or new stamp to add to my collection. I have been doing this since I was 16 years ...


Under pressure, pushing down on me…

28th February 2022

Hollie Moir explores the pressures faced by university students juggling part-time jobs and full-time university loads through the pandemic.  Alexa, play Surface Pressure from the Encanto Soundtrack. Now, this article will not tackle the pressures of being the middle sister of a magical Colombian family, but it will discuss something that most students can relate ...


To extend or not to extend?

28th February 2022

What are the benefits of extensions, and why do we as students feel shame around requesting them? There are a vast array of commodities I relish as a student. Cheap drinks, free entry, perhaps a booth in the library if I’m feeling particularly studious. One overlooked artifact of student life, however, is the assignment extension. ...


Cut your teachers some slack

28th February 2022

The added stress of the pandemic has made life harder for teachers, too.  It’s a Tuesday morning at 8:30am. Three years ago you’d be on the train, heading for the city towards your impending 9am lecture in the Boyd Orr building with a Starbucks latte in hand. Now, you are in bed – still pyjama-clad ...


Women’s safety is on the line

28th February 2022

Women’s Safety Scotland’s new interactive safety map will only be truly useful if it is backed by action from the city. Women’s Safety Scotland have recently developed an interactive map to pinpoint locations in Glasgow that may be dangerous for women. The map relies on self-reports from women themselves regarding instances in which they felt ...


Fighting over Partygate won’t solve the cost-of-living-crisis

28th February 2022

While the Tory party remains embroiled in the Partygate scandal, the cost of basic amenities is spiralling out of control. If you haven’t been living under a rock, you’ll have noticed that Boris Johnson is about one more awkward photograph away from losing his position as prime minister. Across the major news outlets the scandal ...


International Spotlight: Ukraine

28th February 2022

Central and Eastern European Studies student Joseph Elgar provides an explanation of what is happening in Ukraine, and the ramifications it will have on international politics. After months of military intensification on the Ukrainian border, Vladimir Putin announced his intention to launch military operations against Ukraine at 6am local time on Thursday 24 February 2022, ...


Glasgow scores as 13th best city in the world for young people

27th February 2022

New research has placed Glasgow as the 13th best city in the world to live during your 20s. Data from the financial services platform Confused.com evaluated cities on factors they deemed as fundamental to ensuring maximum enjoyment for the younger generation. The data looked at various factors in cities from rent costs to the all-important ...


Green New Deal announces talks with UofG to negotiate formal agreement

27th February 2022

The Green New Deal (GND) climate assembly took place on 17 February at the Queen Margaret Union. The goal of the initiative is to produce a formal agreement with the University of Glasgow to take steps to prevent the threat of a climate disaster.  The University of Glasgow’s GND looks to harness the potential that ...


University wins coveted research award

27th February 2022

The University of Glasgow has been awarded the inaugural Turing Network and Development Award. The University of Glasgow was one of twenty-four universities to win the inaugural Network Development Award. This award, presented by the Alan Turing Institute, “recognises the University’s commitment to collaborative and creative research in data science and artificial intelligence”, and is ...