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Glasgow, it’s time to march for climate justice

24th September 2021

How and why you should join those taking to the streets this Friday On 20 September 2019, the city of Glasgow joined over 7 million people in 150 countries in marching for climate justice. Thousands poured into the streets, and throughout the city cries of “WHAT DO WE WANT?” could be heard, the answering call ...


Change your opinion, and then change it again

23rd September 2021

Deputy Editor-in-Chief Rosie Shackles on why university is the perfect place to be proven wrong From halls to seminars, to the debates chamber, to sitting round crammed pub tables, university has no shortage of settings to share your opinion, or grumble in disgust at the opinions of others. The West End has its fair share ...


Advice on Homesickness in Halls

22nd September 2021

Michelle Osborne gives her top tips for surviving homesickness at university Freshers’ week is known as a week for partying. A time to get drunk, meet new people, or hook up with strangers: it’s a time to go wild. It’s also a time of transition. For many students, it’s their first time being away from ...


Transparency required around essential texts

22nd September 2021

Views Editor Ciara McAlinden believes that lectures owe it to students to signpost affordable access to required reading “Now,” says the course convenor in an authoritative tone, “it is essential that you buy these six books, and you must take note of the exact edition that you’re required to buy.” Naive 18-year-old Ciara, with no ...


Eco-ableism and the climate crisis

22nd September 2021

How important is it to include disabled people in discussions around the climate crisis? With COP26 coming to Glasgow in November, the Scottish Government has announced the creation of the First Minister’s Environmental Council, a group of world-leading scientists and climate professionals established to advise the government on environmental issues. As was noted by Nicola ...


If I could turn back time…

17th September 2021

Our Views Editors reflect on the mistakes and mishaps of their time in first year Rothery: As a Fresher, I was one silly goose; I thought I had my life figured out, and even though I went into university with an open mind I was still shocked by the growth that was waiting for me. ...


The Chronicles of a Black Gay Fresher

15th September 2021

Dating apps, dancefloors and downright racist encounters Starting university for me was an opportunity to explore who I am as a young, Black, gay man. I figured that going to a new city with new people would allow me to fearlessly express who I am without the worry of bumping into unpleasant old classmates or ...


Welcome back, World Changers!

13th September 2021

Our Editors-in-Chief welcome back students, old and new, and call on the University for more transparency this academic year The time has finally come for Freshers to flood back onto Gilmorehill, and here at The Glasgow Guardian, we couldn’t be more excited to get back into the swing of things. For those students arriving in ...


Dude, where’s my flat?

12th September 2021

Georgie Whiteley discusses the current difficulties that students face finding a flat close to university and friends With a new term comes new challenges or, as many have found, challenges which have resurfaced. The student rental market within Glasgow has never been one to favour tenants. Horror stories permeate discussions: seeing your own breath as ...


The media and Afghanistan: a consistent theme of corruption

5th September 2021

How mainstream media has failed in its reporting of Afghanistan’s unfolding crisis Over the summer I worked as an intern for the consulate of The Republic of Afghanistan, at a time where the country underwent a tumultuous overturn. Every day my routine tasks included reading out and highlighting important headlines and news articles. I flipped through ...