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How Covid-19 has affected study abroad students

12th May 2020

  Anna Volentics Writer Anna Volentics speaks to students about how the pandemic has affected their study abroad experience. The past couple of weeks have been a tough time for everyone around the world. The University of Glasgow has closed its doors to its students and staff, to keep the community safe. However, this sudden ...


Testimonies from Umlazi

29th April 2020

Tommy Pia Writer South African townships under lockdown. During this period of lockdown, I’ve found myself much less absorbed in my usual social scene. Lectures have ground to a halt and, unable to head to the pub with my course mates, I’ve made use of the free time to get back in touch with friends ...


What if home is not a safe place to be?

25th April 2020

Emily Menger-Davies Writer Emily Menger-Davies speaks to a representative from the Women’s Equality Party about the rise of domestic abuse cases in Scotland during lockdown. Content Warning: This article contains discussion of domestic abuse and violence As the country goes into lockdown, there’s one simple rule: “Stay Home, Save Lives”. But what if staying at ...


Fight or flight

25th April 2020

Mark Cunningham  Writer A story of queer migration. LGBTQ+ people have been moving around far longer than Cher’s career in showbusiness. Throughout history, queer people have been forced to set-up camp somewhere new, either in search of acceptance, community or a new beginning. The late 20th century urban landscape in Europe and North America became ...


Slave Free Campus

23rd April 2020

Rachel Stamford News Editor Universities need to tackle modern slavery head on. Euan Healey was at a conference last August hosted by Just Love, an organisation for Christian students who are passionate about social justice, when he wondered what he could do to help those in need. Healey, a second-year History and Politics student at ...


The University is not for profit

3rd April 2020

  Sophie Cassel Writer “Student societies have repeatedly insisted on the hypocrisy of the University branding itself as a place for “world changers”, while it continues to justify these investments on account of their profitability.” The University of Glasgow campus has been far from calm as of late. A quick glance at the posters plastered ...


Spotlight on: Hypochondria/health anxiety

1st April 2020

  Anon Writer To relaunch our series on less commonly discussed mental health issues, an anonymous writer shares their experiences with hypochondria. I have had more illnesses than I can count while simultaneously having only one. It is 2am on a weekday. I am sitting in the back seat of our family car in an ...


Unmasking the virus – racism in Glasgow

1st April 2020

Natasha Joibi Writer People make Glasgow, until they don’t. Natasha Joibi interviews students on their experiences following the outbreak of Covid-19. I was walking alone from the Glasgow City Centre to Finnieston one night when I noticed an SUV stopping by the roadside. The driver, who was the only person of colour in the vehicle, ...


Glasgow Economic Forum 2020

31st March 2020

Kevin Le Merle and Rithika Alexander Advertising and Events Manager, Writer While the 2019 Scottish Economic Conference organised by the Glasgow Economic Forum (GEF) seemed more geared towards Finance and Business students, the 2020 rendition finally came into its own by advocating interdisciplinarity and focusing on well-being. This shift parallels a welcome paradigm-change in the ...


When the social media tiger stopped coming to tea

29th March 2020

Holly Jennings Views Editor What happens when you detox from social media, for a little while. This week I decided to disconnect from the hive mind. No, not abandoning the cohort of union loyals who tank pints of fun at Hive every Thursday, but rather, I decided to disconnect from the constant stream of connection ...