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Save our Citizens Advice Bureaux

29th September 2020

Rachel Campbell discusses the negative impact that the proposed closure of Citizens Advice services could have on Glaswegians. The Glasgow Times recently reported that five of the eight Citizens Advice Bureaux in Glasgow, face closure; Glasgow Central, Bridgeton, Easterhouse, Parkhead, and Castlemilk. The remaining three are said to be facing cuts. These closures and cuts, ...


It’s time to say bi to biphobia

24th September 2020

Flora Gosling unpacks some of the myths and misconceptions around what it means to be bisexual. Pride month this year may not have gone quite as expected, for obvious reasons; instead, we have been given the opportunity to look at other events on the queer calendar and quietly educate ourselves. As September is Bi Visibility ...


A tale of two cities: the Glasgow and Aberdeen local lockdowns

23rd September 2020

Writer Dorota Dziki takes to twitter to understand difference between the Glasgow and Aberdeen local lockdowns. At the beginning of March, the coronavirus lockdown flipped our lives upside down, and in August and September, just as we were adjusting to our new reality and appreciating the re-opening of our favourite shops, pubs and restaurants, Aberdeen ...


“Don’t kill your gran” says the government, killing everyone

22nd September 2020

The second coronavirus wave isn’t the fault of young people over everyone else. Coronavirus cases are rising, and in several European countries the dreaded second wave is already becoming more of a reality. In the first week of September, people aged 15 to 24 accounted for around 30% of new positive tests in Scotland, with ...


Drunken rambles or a cry for help?

20th September 2020

Sometimes a drunken conversation is the first step to getting help. Orla Brady shares some advice for navigating tough conversations with friends while under the influence. All of us who enjoy a tipple or two have been there. Waking up in the morning and remembering the hazy conversations from the night before. Then, all of ...


Fresh out of first year

17th September 2020

Lucy Caul looks back on her first year at UofG and offers some advice to help incoming freshers make the most of theirs. It’s 8:02am, and I’m on another commuter train into Glasgow Central. Never did I imagine I would be able to recite the train timetable backwards between Blantyre and Glasgow Central, yet here ...


Show us the money

17th September 2020

As the coronavirus pandemic leaves hospitality and retail work hard to come by, more needs to be done to help working-class students weigh the cost of university. It was recently announced that the UK has plunged into the worst recession on record, following the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on the economy. As companies paddle ...


Home…

16th September 2020

Studying from your childhood bedroom needn’t be as bad as you think. Given the global situation this year, the announcement that a large portion of learning would take place online this semester was hardly a surprise – but that doesn’t mean it didn’t knock me for six when it came. As a home student, I ...


…Or Away?

16th September 2020

Coronavirus may take our lives, but it will never take our halls. During my much-needed haircut after lockdown, I had a good catch-up with my local barber in Birmingham. We discussed the experiences I gained while at the University of Glasgow, and most of what I recalled were of my experiences in first year while ...


Fitting in fitness

15th September 2020

In amidst the stresses of first year, getting up and moving can help you feel better both physically and mentally. When the UK entered lockdown in March, and we were allocated an hour a day for outdoor exercise, I decided to start the Couch to 5k programme. The programme helps you go from never running ...