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Money (and male privilege) talks at uni

8th October 2020

In light of the recent scandal at Durham University, Samyukta Vidyashankar argues universities don’t do enough to punish “lad culture” in elite male students. Durham University, a prominent British institution, is currently facing backlash from the “group chat scandal,” which revealed a series of misogynistic and sexist comments believed to have been made by a ...


Ten percent makes all the difference

5th October 2020

Katrina Williams explores whether seminar participation grades hinder students more than help them. We’ve all had the same experience. Crammed into a tiny seminar room around a miniscule table with barely any room to push back your chair – a claustrophobic feeling beaten only by the unflinching expectation weighing down on your shoulders that, at ...


Students in Isolation

2nd October 2020

Views Editor Hailie Pentleton considers the impact of isolation on this year’s freshers.  As Murano and Cairncross residents enter their second week of self-isolation, there is a lot to be said about who is to blame for the current pandemonium. Last week, 172 University of Glasgow students were confirmed to have contracted Covid-19. Subsequently, around ...


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 ...