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

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​​University of Glasgow students elected to Scottish councils

The Glasgow Guardian speaks to two University of Glasgow students who have been elected as councillors in the 2022 local elections to represent their communities. On Thursday, 5 May 2022, Scottish council elections took place to fill 1,227 seats across all 32 Scottish local authorities. Two successful candidates include Chloé

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World Changers: Two years on from Covid

Over two years on from the initial outbreak of Covid-19, The Glasgow Guardian examines how researchers at the University of Glasgow contributed towards tackling the pandemic. The MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research (CVR) has played a significant role in the genetic surveillance of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, numerous vaccine

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Coping with Mother’s Day when grieving the loss of your own

Content Warning: grief, death, loss. “Happy Mother’s Day!”, the grocery store display exclaims cheerfully in a large, cursive font. Instantaneously, I freeze in my tracks, staring blindly at the obnoxious cardboard cutout of a photogenic mother-daughter duo grinning cluelessly at passing customers. I feel my heartbeat pounding through my chest

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Further UCU strike action to take place this week

The University and College Union (UCU) has announced further strike action commencing 21 March. The University of Glasgow, along with 68 other UK universities, is to be affected by further strike action this semester. This is commencing with five days of action from 21 March to 25 March, in which

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UofG students support the strikes

The Glasgow Guardian has conducted research into University of Glasgow student opinions regarding the ongoing UCU strike action. The Glasgow Guardian spoke to University of Glasgow students on campus and set up an online survey to gain insight into student opinions regarding the ongoing UCU strike action.  The majority of

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Poster reading: Rapid HIV Testing at Queen Margaret Union

QMU offers free rapid HIV testing this Thursday

The QMU has partnered with the Scottish charity Waverley Care to provide students with walk-in HIV, Hepatitis B and C testing. As part of their Sexual Health Awareness and Guidance Week, the Queen Margaret Union (QMU) is offering rapid HIV, Hepatitis B and C testing on Thursday, 24 Feburary 2022

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How to save the world, one step at a time

Four simple ways that everyone can and should live in order to stop the destruction of the planet. As thousands of politicians and climate activists gather in Glasgow this month to debate the future of our planet, UofG students may feel a hopeless sense of climate despair. To lift our

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Bare Bums calendar on sale to raise money for Anthony Nolan

Glasgow Marrow has released their annual naked calendar priced at £8 to fundraise for the Anthony Nolan blood cancer charity. Earlier this month, the UofG student volunteer group Glasgow Marrow released their fifth annual Bare Bums calendar and will donate all proceeds from the calendar sales to Anthony Nolan. As

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