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

Buchanan Street demonstration calls for UK immigration reform

Protestors gathered at Buchanan Street steps last week to mourn the lives of 27 refugees, as speakers from local refugee organisations addressed the government’s Nationality and Borders Bill. On Thursday 25 November, around 100 people gathered at Buchanan Street steps to commemorate the 27 refugees who drowned on Wednesday 24

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NUS calls for urgent action on mental health

The National Union for Students (NUS) Scotland has responded to new mental health research by urging universities to devise an action plan for improving student wellbeing. NUS Scotland has expressed profound concern for student mental health in the UK, following a new research published earlier this month by the Mental

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SRC will support upcoming UCU staff strikes

Following the UCU announcement on 16 November, where the Union announced members will take industrial action in December across multiple UK universities over pay and working conditions, Glasgow’s SRC have emphasised their support for the strikers. On Monday, 22 November, the University of Glasgow’s Student Representative Council (SRC) released a

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100,000 people take to the streets of Glasgow to protest COP26

Glasgow’s biggest protest unites diverse groups to fight for climate justice. As part of the COP26 Coalition’s Global Day of Action on Saturday 6 November, approximately 100,000 people took part in the Justice March from Kelvingrove Park to Glasgow Green to have their voices heard about the COP26 climate summit.

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The Glasgow Guardian meets John Kerry

The US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate and former Secretary of State under President Obama was caught by The Glasgow Guardian’s News team, speaking with them briefly. John Kerry was spotted by chance outside The Dirty Duchess, across the road from Argyle Street’s Tesco Express by ourselves, part of the

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Big Night In: Will staying in make it safer to go out?

A campaign started on social media demands that clubs do better for student safety – this is not only necessary, but long overdue. In light of the recent rise in spiking incidents, especially by injection, numerous cities across the UK, including Glasgow, are boycotting nightclubs on Thursday 28 October to

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