Leave university to the elites, not idlers

Earlier in the month, Education Minister David Willets announced there needs to be a greater push in getting more white working-class males into university, as recent figures highlighted only 30% of male school-leavers continued into Higher…

For the students, by the students?

Two announcements of note caught my attention this month. Firstly, the news that Glasgow University Union (GUU) is receiving £7m for a new extension development. Secondly, this newspaper’s revelation that the Queen Margaret Union (QMU) has…

In defence of austerity

Since the start of the coalition, the very idea of deep spending cuts and austerity has become gradually more popular to demonize and protest against. All students at this university have, at some point, been exposed…

In praise of dropping out

I dropped out of Glasgow University in October 2009, a few weeks into my second year and it was the best decision I have made to date. I came back a year later to do…