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Disability History Month: Looking to the future

9th January 2021

Beth Dillon, co-founder of the LUNA project, reflects on Disability History Month, her experiences as a disabled student, and looks towards a more accessible future. This past month has been Disability History Month, a time to celebrate the achievements of disabled people and promote the continuation of the movement for disability rights. There have been ...


A world changing uni?

8th January 2021

UofG was named THE University of the Year 2020, but does the award really mean anything for prospective students? At the end of 2020, the University of Glasgow was awarded the title of Times Higher Education’s University of the Year. The judges cited efforts by the University to uncover its historic links to slavery and ...


To Glas-stay or Glas-go?

28th December 2020

An international student explores whether it’s worth it to return to live in Glasgow next semester. With the announcement from the University that classes in semester two will also be largely online, you may be asking yourself: “Why should I return to Glasgow in January if all of my classes are going to be online ...


The airing of grievances

23rd December 2020

 As 2020 fades away, we air our grievances for the year. 2020 is thankfully coming to an end with some positivity in sight. We have a vaccine on the horizon, Trump is out of office, and the possibility of Holly getting into Hive again before she graduates no longer feels like a pipe dream.  Although ...


But, why is she naked?

22nd December 2020

Pioneering feminist Mary Wollstonecraft finally had a statue unveiled of her last month, but it left a sour metallic taste in the mouths of many. After a year of tearing down statues of morally corrupt men, it would be nice to celebrate raising a sculpture of someone who represents the ideals we wish to live ...


Non-Christians at Christmas

22nd December 2020

Two of our writers share their perspectives on Christmas as non-Christians.  Melanie Goldberg Whilst I do enjoy the odd Christmas movie, or song, or two, for me the actual celebration of Christmas is honestly just too high maintenance to be enjoyable. I sometimes turn into a little bit of a Scrooge this time of the ...


No one should have to pay to bleed

20th December 2020

Scotland has taken a groundbreaking step, now the rest of the world must follow. Scotland recently became the first country in the world to make period products freely available to those who need them. The bill was introduced by Labour MSP Monica Lennon, who has been campaigning to end period poverty since 2016. She argued ...


It’s (still) the most wonderful time of the year

20th December 2020

Whilst Christmas in 2020 is far from normal, there’s still joy to be found this festive season. This Christmas is going to be weird – there’s no two ways about it. But whether you’re getting tested and returning home or braving it out here in Glasgow, there’s plenty of Christmas spirit left to be found. ...


Twelve days of Covid-mas

19th December 2020

On the twelfth month of Covid, Boris gave to me… Among all of 2020’s crazy events, the impact of Covid-19 has taken centre stage of every news bulletin. Even Brexit has been overshadowed in the British media by the government’s chaotic handling of the pandemic, giving us plenty to reflect on at the end of ...


Language and culture students are at the bottom of Boris’ Brexit bin bag

18th December 2020

With semesters abroad set to start in less than a month, one language student speaks out about being left behind by Boris’ bewildering Brexit. As a 16-year-old student sat in my Higher French class with my teacher on the 23 June 2016, you could cut the tension with a Brexit-sized knife. She told me that ...