Freshers



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, ...


The sun won’t set on the student clubbing experience

22nd November 2020

Although first-years are having a year without the traditional clubbing experience, Michelle Osborne argues clubs will make a roaring comeback amidst students when they reopen. This time last year, I was sitting on a train to go home and have a night out with my friends for the first time since coming to university. I ...


The University failed freshers by not having an outbreak plan

16th October 2020

You hardly needed a crystal ball to predict that Covid cases would increase when students moved into halls, so shouldn’t the University have had a plan from the beginning? Every student who has ever been a fresher in halls knows that, sometimes, they’re not all that great. Not only have you just moved in with ...


Police disperse street parties at Murano halls

23rd September 2020

University tells The Glasgow Guardian those caught breaking the rules will face disciplinary action. Multiple freshers’ parties in the University of Glasgow’s Murano student village have been broken up by police over the past week for violating Scottish government guidelines on social gatherings. Due to numerous violations of the rules, with parties spilling out onto ...


Fresh out of first year

17th September 2020

Lucy Caul looks back on her first year at UofG and offers some advice to help incoming freshers make the most of theirs. It’s 8:02am, and I’m on another commuter train into Glasgow Central. Never did I imagine I would be able to recite the train timetable backwards between Blantyre and Glasgow Central, yet here ...


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 ...


Freshers’ 2020 guide to Glasgow’s art scene

14th September 2020

Read on for a comprehensive guide of Glasgow’s hottest art spots this autumn. Keeping up with a city like Glasgow’s art scene can be exhausting to say the least. Whether you’re a fresher joining the University or a seasoned Glaswegian, sometimes we all need a point in the direction of what’s hot and what’s not. ...


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 ...


Preview: Subcity Radio soundtracks Freshers’ Week with ground-breaking broadcast

11th September 2020

Subcity’s Freshers’ Week 24/7 broadcast provides a welcome introduction for students beginning university in Glasgow during this unconventional time. It’s undeniable that Freshers’ Week will bring an unconventional start to University life for many new students. The continued closure of many clubs in Glasgow, enforced social distancing guidelines in bars and increased emphasis on remote ...