Features



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 ...


When journalism cuts deep

28th March 2020

  Mark Cunningham Writer What budget cuts and a changing mediascape means for the sector  For those interested in journalism and news reporting, it seems a spectacularly unfair contradiction that despite the sheer abundance of news and political coverage experienced in this day and age, jobs in journalism are constantly being cut. The decreased shelf-life ...


Scotland leads the way to carbon-free culture and arts

24th March 2020

Lucia Posteraro  Multimedia Editor Wind turbines have become a staple in Scottish landscapes. Conversations on climate change resonate with the hilly and fragile skylines extending from one coast to the other. What is less known, however, is how small groups tucked into Edinburgh’s streets are equally contributing to decarbonisation. A silent green revolution has begun ...


Rejuvenation of the hostile environment

17th March 2020

Benjamin Coulson Deputy Investigations Editor Benjamin Coulson discusses the implications of the “Jamaica 50” for Britain’s approach to immigration. On the morning of Tuesday 11 February, 17 individuals were deported to Jamaica, despite fierce outcry and opposition. The deportations took place after a court of appeal judge ordered the Home Office to suspend the deportation ...


The Energy Charter Treaty threatens the European Green Deal, NGOs denounce

15th March 2020

Lucia Posteraro Multimedia Editor Civil society activists and scientific experts denounce the unsustainable practice of investment disputes under the Energy Charter Treaty. A new report claims that the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) contradicts the goals of the European Green Deal and the Paris Agreement. Both the European Commission and several NGOs argue that the ECT ...