Features



Navigating the choppy waters of student halls

15th September 2018

Amy Shimmin Writer I was eighteen years old when I packed up my childhood bedroom into a far-too-small car and drove 200 miles north. Not a unique or unheard of choice; Murano alone could house a small settlement of people. My first year home was a private halls in Partick, and I shared it with ...


Words for wounds

13th September 2018

Katie McPeake Writer Katie McPeake shares her experience of drawing strength through community You never think it will happen to you until it does. It sneaks up on you in the most unpredictable way, an abrupt ambush on your self-sanctity. One day you are the same old you, the next you find yourself another statistic ...


Interview: Andrew Neil awarded honorary doctorate

14th June 2018

Hamish Morrison Editor Andrew Neil and Susan Calman were awarded honorary doctorates from the University of Glasgow yesterday. Neil for his career in journalism and Calman for her mental health awareness and LGBT activism. I managed to grab a few minutes with Neil, host of the Sunday Politics, chair of Press Holdings (Daily Telegraph and ...


Myanmar’s apartheid turned ethnic cleansing

5th May 2018

Andrew Hellyer Writer Glasgow student, Andrew Hellyer, offers his account of the Rohingya suffering he witnessed in Myanmar The only thing as equally alarming as the ongoing ethnic cleansing in Rakhine State, Western Myanmar, is the seeming indifference to Rohingya suffering by ethnic Rakhine citizens, and their unconditional, unquestioning support for the Tatmadaw’s operations. “North ...


Hollywood Revolutionaries

22nd April 2018

Lewis Paterson Writer How do blockbusters co-opt radical movements? Following the highly anticipated release of the new Marvel superhero film, Black Panther, there has been much discussion in online circles about the idea of media corporations co-opting radical movements for their own financial gain. A criticism often levelled is that this co-option devalues, simplifies and ...


How Glasgow’s homeless coped this winter

4th April 2018

Edward Fremont-Barnes Writer Edward Fremont-Barnes speaks to Glasgow’s homeless and the charities trying to help During storm Emma and the accompanying “Beast from the East”, anyone venturing outside may have noticed the absence of the homeless. Walking through the West End to university, I am used to seeing the same five or six familiar faces ...


Having an abortion at University

24th March 2018

Georgina Hayes and Savannah Stark Views Editor and Writer When we first found out about our University’s new anti-choice group, the “Glasgow University Protection of Unborn People Society” (now rebranded as “Glasgow Students For Life”), we were hoping to interview them in order to put faces to the nameless admins of the society and to ...


Brexit: more questions than answers for students?

22nd March 2018

Priscille Biehlmann Writer Almost a year has passed since Prime Minister Theresa May signed and sent Article 50 off to Brussels, leading Britain on its first step down the long and winding road out of the EU. Since then, negotiations between the UK and the EU have stalled over everything from the Irish border to ...


Celebrating our university’s female alumni

8th March 2018

Binnur Cavuslu Writer On International Women’s day this year, Binnur Cavuslu explores a few of the most notable alumna to come out of Glasgow University Nearly 60 percent of University of Glasgow students today are female, an astounding number since it was only in 1892 that women were granted entry as students to the University. ...


This Is Your Brain on Social Media

24th February 2018

Ewan Shand Ewan Shand argues that maintaining a clear head in a world of information is difficult, but possible. Every generation is defined by something. Youth culture has always been punctuated by its cultural movements, from punk in the 70s to rave in the 90s. Our generation will be remembered as the first who grew ...