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Fresh out of first year

17th September 2020

Lucy Caul looks back on her first year at UofG and offers some advice to help incoming freshers make the most of theirs. It’s 8:02am, and I’m on another commuter train into Glasgow Central. Never did I imagine I would be able to recite the train timetable backwards between Blantyre and Glasgow Central, yet here ...


Pandemic pressure: creating during COVID

17th September 2020

Getting back to the drawing board ended up more trouble than it was worth for many during lockdown. This April, I finally had the opportunity to write again. Unemployed, with university work behind me, now was finally my chance to lumber on with the 30,000-word, unfinished, beast of a world-building project that inhabited my computer ...


Backyard Ultra Marathon raises over £9,000 for Mindstep

17th September 2020

Around £9,800 was raised for research into the causes of suicide.  Content/trigger warning: suicide James Smith, Will Smith, and Rudi Lewis completed a Backyard Ultra Marathon of 100 miles in 24 hours, raising money for the Mindstep foundation. James and Rudi ran 4.2 miles every hour on the hour, whilst Will completed the same distance ...


The spy who lectured me: five things you didn’t know about The Glasgow Guardian

17th September 2020

From conspiracy theorists to CIA spies, Deputy Editor-in-Chief Chloe Waterhouse delves into The GG archives to unearth some revelations. In 1932, The Gilmorehill Globe was conceived, a four-page spread that included strings of rhyming poetry called “Globlets” and a feature honouring the Duke and Duchess of York’s attendance at the University graduation ceremony. Fast forward ...


Six by Nico chef submits plans for a new restaurant at former Fopp store on Byres Road

17th September 2020

Chef Nico Simeone, founder of the renowned “Nico” restaurants has put forward a proposal that includes a restaurant, bar, and roof-top dining area at 358-360 Byres Road. Chef Nico Simeone, founder of the renowned “Nico” restaurants has put forward a proposal for a new restaurant on Byres Road, at the site of the former Fopp ...


Show us the money

17th September 2020

As the coronavirus pandemic leaves hospitality and retail work hard to come by, more needs to be done to help working-class students weigh the cost of university. It was recently announced that the UK has plunged into the worst recession on record, following the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on the economy. As companies paddle ...


UKRI funding for international postgraduate students in the UK available from next year

16th September 2020

In a move that will hopefully encourage more international students to study in the UK, the UKRI will grant successful applicants the full award. United Kingdom Research and Innovation (UKRI) has recently announced that all of their student funding awards for postgraduate programmes will be expanded to also cover international students from the beginning of ...


Home…

16th September 2020

Studying from your childhood bedroom needn’t be as bad as you think. Given the global situation this year, the announcement that a large portion of learning would take place online this semester was hardly a surprise – but that doesn’t mean it didn’t knock me for six when it came. As a home student, I ...


…Or Away?

16th September 2020

Coronavirus may take our lives, but it will never take our halls. During my much-needed haircut after lockdown, I had a good catch-up with my local barber in Birmingham. We discussed the experiences I gained while at the University of Glasgow, and most of what I recalled were of my experiences in first year while ...


Welcome to Glasgow, freshers’!

15th September 2020

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