I’m the World Editor of The Glasgow Guardian and a fourth-year International Relations student

What I cover

As a World editor, I cover stories from all around the globe. As a native English, German, and Bulgarian speaker, she feels especially passionate about reporting on human rights issues from a global perspective. 


Working for The Glasgow Guardian over the past 3 years, Athina has gained experience in news writing, interviewing political figures, reporting during COP26, supporting fellow writers, and publishing online, as well as in-print. She strives to to contribute towards amplifying people’s voices, raising awareness within student communities, and shedding light on pressing injustices. In 2024, Athina was highly commended for Best Journalist in Scotland by the Student Publication Association for the second year in a row. In 2023, she was also shortlisted for Student Journalist of the Year at the Amnesty Media Awards. The previous year, Athina was honoured to be highly commended for Best Scottish Political Piece and shortlisted for Best Human Rights Story in the UK by the Student Publication Association.

Last updated: 09/02/2024

University spends millions on rooms sitting empty

Data seen by The Glasgow Guardian suggests there to be over 500 empty rooms in University-owned accommodation. A Freedom of Information (FOI) request obtained by The Glasgow Guardian has revealed substantial decreases in the overall occupancy rates of student accommodation available to University of Glasgow (UofG) students compared with the

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UofG students react to First Minister’s resignation

The Glasgow Guardian has spoken to dozens of students regarding their views on Nicola Sturgeon’s resignation, following the First Minister’s shock announcement. On Wednesday, 15 February 2023, Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon resigned in a surprise press conference. The UofG law graduate served as the country’s First Minister for eight

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How the Queen’s death divided Scottish public opinion

Features Editor Athina Bohner spoke to dozens of UofG students and funeral-goers in Edinburgh to better understand Scottish public opinion about the British monarchy. When Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle on 8 September 2022, aged 96, the UK seemed to come to a staggering standstill. However, while the

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