When banning songs creates blurred lines

Now that has your attention, let me get something clear – I hate the song ‘Blurred Lines.’ It’s derogatory towards women, the lyrics do nothing for a society trying to combat ‘rape culture’ and I…

Contact hours

I have achieved the dream that I desired when I was about 7 years old – replacing the 5-day working week with five days of play and just two days of lectures. This summer, I found…

Why devo-max is independence

The question of devo-max versus independence is, for me, one of the greatest anomalies to date of the Scottish independence debate. Whilst the vast majority of polls indicate consistently strong support for a straight choice no…

What belongs to us all

For me, as an asexual transgender person, the Glasgow University community has been an accepting place. For the most part, I was able to be honest about myself. However, last term I was shocked when the…

Penny for your thoughts

Katherine Thomas Well, perhaps that headline was misleading. What I really meant was penny for your brain. Or maybe you could just give it to me for free? Maybe I’ll just take it when you don’t need it anymore?…

Prove your sexuality or face deportation

On January 9th, at a hearing convened by the Home Office, Serigne Tacko Mbengue, a gay Senegalese immigrant based as a student in Britain since 2008, was told that he must prove his sexuality…