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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 ...


How will freshers’ hookups work in 2020?

14th September 2020

Wearing a mask during sex has been given a whole new meaning. Packing up your life and moving from the protection of your parental home to the squalor-cum-chaos of university halls brings with it a whole host of hitherto unexperienced freedoms for the new fresher. Not least does it mean no longer will there be ...


University is so much more than Freshers’ Week or a graduation ceremony

13th September 2020

A 2020 graduate shares some words of wisdom for new freshers who feel as though they’re missing out this year. It’s painful being a 2020 fresher – there’s no point in pretending otherwise. You’ve spent the past few years imagining what university will be like, dreaming of an experience as exciting and dramatic as your ...


Our education shouldn’t be first come first served

13th September 2020

Views Columnist Rachel Campbell discusses the unfairness of MyCampus enrollment after it crashed again this year. Enrolment: every year it brings the same issues. Yet this year they are more concerning than ever. As we enter an academic year which promises an unprecedented amount of online teaching and learning, it doesn’t inspire confidence to think ...


Online learning: Accessibility out of convenience isn’t enough

11th September 2020

In response to the switch to online learning, Views Editor Hailie Pentleton discusses ableism at university. I have a joke about requiring access to lecture recordings, but you’ll probably think it’s unfair to other students.  We’re all doing our best to embrace the “new normal” social media forewarned of. This way of life includes all ...


Editorial: New year in the ‘new normal’

11th September 2020

In their first editorial, Jordan and Holly make the best of a bad situation. 2020 has been a complete shitshow – and that’s putting it politely. The opening act of the year offered natural disasters that only a biblical rapture could rival all whilst we were edging closer to world war three by the day ...


Action speaks louder than posts

11th September 2020

Megan Farrimond discusses the importance of translating online activism into action on campus. Being trapped in a social media bubble can make it easy to get caught up in the idea that your activism can only extend as far as through your computer screen, with lockdown making this idea all too real. But as uni ...


Let’s talk about getting off ethically

8th September 2020

Ronan Long challenges us to consider how our porn habits affect sex workers. Content Warning: Discusses rape and sexually explicit content.  The consumption of “adult” entertainment remains one of our most persistent taboos. As much as the private browsing adverts are geared towards the anniversary gift purchasing demographic, it is an all but open secret ...