basilia weir



Do they know there’s a pandemic at all?

24th December 2021

Basilia Weir examines the faults of the UK government throughout the pandemic, highlighting the most recent scandal of the Christmas parties held last year. I don’t know about you, but I wasn’t surprised to learn that the Conservatives had a Christmas party last year when Covid-19 cases were on the rise and indoor socialising was ...


The rent crisis has left students feeling flat…

20th December 2021

A personal perspective on trying to find student accommodation in Glasgow. It’s 10 past nine, and I’m enjoying my first coffee of the day. I hear my phone buzz – a notification from Rightmove. An email that reads, “Basilia, 2 new properties to rent in Kelvinbridge.” I take the bait and have a look at ...


All work and no play makes Scots a dull lot

7th December 2021

With the Scottish government trialing a four-day work week, Basilia Weir examines how this will benefit students. I really like this whole “I don’t dream of labour” movement going on right now. Not long into my time at university, I got into a tailspin about my future. It’s not that I didn’t know what I ...


Sub-no-way: the shortcomings of Glasgow’s transport systems

16th November 2021

Why can we fix public transport for COP26, but not for Glasgow’s residents? While I was driving into the city the other day, I saw a sign above the M8 that read “COP26 IN TOWN. THINK BUS/TRAIN”.  There’s a couple of ironies present in that sentence. First, I drove into town and I’m writing an ...