Features



Anything I can do, you can do better

18th October 2020

Why we should learn to not compare ourselves so harshly to our peers online. We are all guilty of losing ourselves down the social media rabbit hole, mindlessly scrolling through image upon image, status upon status, immersed in the lives of others. For most young adults in the UK, coming of age in the era ...


Picking a bone: the word ‘q****’

16th October 2020

Why we shouldn’t be using “queer” as a catchall for the LGBTQ+ community. Growing up keenly aware of my complicated relationship with gender and sexuality definitely changed how I viewed myself as a teenager – alongside with how others viewed me. I was never fully open to anyone but a few close friends in my ...


A lockdown to remember: letters from the past

8th October 2020

What transcribing my late grandparents meant to me. “John, I love you, and every evening spent away from you now feels like wasted time. My ideal now is a time when we can be together and know that there is tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow instead of Monday and catching the last train”. This isn’t ...


Perspectives on contraceptives

17th September 2020

A look at personal experiences of using various contraceptive methods. You’re finally starting university (or coming back for returning students). At last, you’re away from your parents who you’ve probably been quarantined with, for frankly… too long. It’s quite likely for many of you that this newfound freedom is going to make you want to ...


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 ...


Welcome to your new home

14th September 2020

Features Columnist Morgan Carpenter gives new international students a guide on how to survive the culture shock of moving to Scotland and coming to Glasgow. International students, you have finally made it. You have arrived at University, in a whole new country to explore! You’re navigating a new adventure that only a few people will ...


New year, same pandemic

7th September 2020

We may be starting a fresh term, but during an active quarantine, just how different will it be? It seems like a hundred years ago that students all over the world were forced to flee their university life and surrender to the new reality of coronavirus restrictions. Considering the many inconsistencies of the governmental responses ...


This is what activism looks like: GU Red Alert

5th September 2020

An interview with Chris Timmins, president of GU Red Alert. In the UK, about one in 10 young people with periods do not have access to menstrual products due to economic or social barriers. This issue is known as “period poverty”, and it creates significant challenges in the everyday lives of menstruators. Plan International has ...


How We Moved the Goalposts (Part One): Bringing Scotland’s role in slavery to the fore

13th July 2020

Briony Farrell Writer In a three-part series, Guardian contributor Briony Farrell ties her research into female beneficiaries of the Atlantic Slave Trade with discussions centred on historical erasure and reform of the school curriculum. The Black Lives Matter movement has rapidly gained momentum in recent weeks, with the world responding in outrage at the tragic ...


How We Moved the Goalposts (Part Two): Women and the plantation economy

13th July 2020

Briony Farrell Writer In a three-part series, Guardian contributor Briony Farrell ties her research into female beneficiaries of the Atlantic Slave Trade with discussions centred on historical erasure and reform of the school curriculum. There is a tendency to focus on the history of Scotland as a country built and defended by a series of ...