Freshers



Change your opinion, and then change it again

23rd September 2021

Deputy Editor-in-Chief Rosie Shackles on why university is the perfect place to be proven wrong From halls to seminars, to the debates chamber, to sitting round crammed pub tables, university has no shortage of settings to share your opinion, or grumble in disgust at the opinions of others. The West End has its fair share ...


Advice on homesickness in halls

22nd September 2021

Michelle Osborne gives her top tips for surviving homesickness at university Freshers’ week is known as a week for partying. A time to get drunk, meet new people, or hook up with strangers: it’s a time to go wild. It’s also a time of transition. For many students, it’s their first time being away from ...


Rift between unions and the SRC causes freshers’ week friction

20th September 2021

Funding, union access, and the lack of night buses have fed into the alleged hostility. Tensions between the Student Representative Council (SRC) and Glasgow’s student unions – the Glasgow University Union (GUU) and Queen Margaret Union (QMU) – reportedly came to a head for the start of Glasgow’s freshers’ week celebrations, with hostility also being ...


If I could turn back time…

17th September 2021

Our Views Editors reflect on the mistakes and mishaps of their time in first year Rothery: As a Fresher, I was one silly goose; I thought I had my life figured out, and even though I went into university with an open mind I was still shocked by the growth that was waiting for me. ...


Best student pubs in the West End

15th September 2021

Deputy Editor-in-Chief Jamie Byrne suggests his top five watering holes for students As the enormous wave of thirsty students return to the bustling streets of Glasgow’s West End, it is a necessity for all new students to get to terms with their local watering holes. Generation after generation of students have had a major impact ...


GUSA Freshers’ Week

14th September 2021

Here’s your guide on how to get involved in the 50+ sporting clubs that the University of Glasgow has to offer Freshers’ Week is all about getting involved and looking for different ways to break yourself into university life. Finding your feet in a big pond is not always the most straightforward, but when you ...


The SRC Welcome Week is back!

13th September 2021

Rebranded under “UofG Welcome”, the SRC bring a host of in-person and digital events to Glasgow’s students this freshers’ week Under the new banner of “UofG Welcome”, the SRC has a large host of events planned this week. All students are being targeted this freshers’ week, not just first years, particularly due to the lack ...


Unions join forces for freshers’ week

13th September 2021

For the first time in Glasgow University history, Glasgow University Union and Queen Margaret Union have united to provide a unique freshers’ experience Historically both unions host separate freshers’ weeks, but this year, Glasgow University Union (GUU) and Queen Margaret Union (QMU) have linked their freshers’ week plans. With a variety of daytime events freely ...


Freshers ‘abandoned’ as Glasgow University fails to house all new students

3rd September 2021

First year students housed miles away in Paisley with others facing “homelessness” The University of Glasgow has failed to house all first year students, leaving many without guaranteed accommodation a week before freshers’ week. Applications for student halls were greater than the University had planned for, following an “unprecedented demand for the forthcoming year”...


Freshers’ Week helper applications open to students

18th April 2021

Students have until 30 April to send their applications to GUU, QMU and GUSA to play a big part in this year’s Freshers’ Week festivities.  Applications to become a Freshers’ helper for the student unions this September have now opened. Students can now apply to become helpers for Freshers’ Week for GUU, QMU and GUSA, ...