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19th October 2021

Katherine and Genevieve are The Glasgow Guardian’s new agony aunts! I lost a lot of friends during the year because I haven’t been able to keep up with people online. I really miss my friends, but I don’t know how to get better at replying to messages and I feel like I’m always behind with ...


The problem with real student stereotypes

17th October 2021

A reflection on the cliques around campus, and the dangers of believing stereotypes… Glasgow Uni isn’t quite like the colleges you see in American rom-coms, as I’m sure you’ve realised by now. You’ll rarely find yourself choosing to sit with the scholarship jocks or the band nerds, and the high school cliques tend to dilute ...


‘Guilty Pleasures’: Nico’s new menu leaves you feeling anything but remorseful

16th October 2021

Editor-in-Chief Lucy Dunn takes us through the newest fine-dining experience Six by Nicos has to offer. What are your guilty pleasures? I was asked to think of a couple myself before heading into Six by Nico to try out their new adeptly-named, six-course tasting menu. A variety of delicacies – or maybe more commonplace cravings ...


Making self-care work for you

15th October 2021

In the first installment of our self-care series, Katrina Williams discusses why self-care days aren’t always realistic. Let’s cut to the chase: university students barely have any time to spare outside of lectures, homework, societies, part-time work and (arguably most importantly) late-night benders. Thus, the miraculous, idealised, oh-so-dreamy concept of taking a full day off ...


Scottish Women’s Health Plan: the cure to women’s inequality in healthcare?

15th October 2021

Lifestyle editor Katherine Prentice discusses what the new Scottish Women’s Health Plan could have meant for her, had it been around when she needed it most. When I saw the Scottish Government had announced their Women’s Health Plan, I was a little apprehensive to read it. I have to admit, I have become pretty disillusioned ...


Should we all be (perfect) vegans?

14th October 2021

Editor-in-Chief Lucy Dunn explores the all or nothing attitude many have when it comes to animal products. When I was in my second year of university, I decided, one lent, that I was going to become completely vegan. Being (mostly) vegetarian anyway, it wasn’t the biggest of deals, and after having watched and naively believed ...


Advice on Homesickness in Halls

25th 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 ...


I’m sorry I’ll never be her

25th September 2021

Editor-in-Chief Hailie Pentleton discusses the reality of the #ThatGirl trend. If you’re a chronic over-worker like me, you might have found yourself scrolling through #ThatGirl TikTok, desperately searching for the secret ingredients for self-love and success. Do smoothie bowls and organic shakes lead to academic success? Will early morning rises and earth-toned workout sets unlock ...


Slow and steady wins the race

21st September 2021

Lifestyle Editor Katherine Prentice offers her advice on pacing yourself at university If you’re anything like me, the start of a new academic year is thrilling, especially your first at university. New pens, new diary, new timetable and a head full of ideas about the outfits you will wear on nights out with new friends, ...


Glasgow’s Declassified Uni Survival Guide

14th September 2021

In five easy steps, any of us can fit right in on campus this year It’s a brand-new year at Glasgow Uni, and a lot of things have changed since the last; we have a fancy new building, we all have to wear masks in the library and, for some reason, against the wishes of ...