Meg Russell



What do we do about the Home Office?

13th March 2022

Meg Russell discusses whether the Home Office’s incompetent response to the invsaion of Ukraine represents an institution that is beyond reform. Number 10 was lit up in blue and yellow last week. It was a nice gesture, but is emblematic of a UK Government adept at performative solidarity, while lacking in practically useful policy. The ...


Are you really what you eat?

2nd March 2022

Meg Russell explores the way that morality, politics and judgement is mixed together and served up with food choices. CW: Eating disorders Relationships with food are really complex. I obsessed over it for years: only ate certain things, didn’t eat, over ate, and hated myself and my body throughout. As I disentangled myself from the ...


A letter to students working in hospitality

10th February 2022

Meg Russell discusses the benefits and pitfalls of working in the hospitality industry as a student, and how to make sure you’re getting the most out of your role. Balancing studies and finances can be a constant source of stress for many students. Prioritising one is usually to the detriment of the other, and the ...


Cash or cab: why is getting home so expensive?

20th December 2021

When student safety is being jeopardised, Glasgow needs better taxi services – and we need them now. With most Covid-19 restrictions eased, people are making the most of Glasgow’s nightlife again. Anyone that’s made the most of bars and clubs reopening will probably have noticed that getting a taxi or Uber in Glasgow is exceedingly ...


Stop romanticising my country: Australia

7th December 2021

The first instalment of our new series explores the stereotype of Australia as a “perfect vacationland”, a gross contradiction of the terrors of its history that are still active today. I’m sure I’m not the only Australian that frequently gets asked why I’d ever want to live in the UK when I could be back ...


One man’s fortune shouldn’t cost lives

22nd November 2021

A Twitter debate questions the responsibility that Elon Musk has to share his wealth in order to save millions of lives. Elon Musk and his billionaire friends having their phallic races into space makes me a bit sick. I’m sure the technology is cool and exciting, and yeah, maybe we can start civilisation on Mars ...