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College of Social Science students want online exams and in-person seminars survey finds

11th October 2021

The survey results for a study looking at students’ responses to online learning during the 2020/21 academic session have been published this month, showing a consensus within the student body what changes should stay. The College of Social Science (CoSS) conducted a survey of 2700 respondents focusing on student experience during the last academic year, ...


Red Flags on Tinder

25th September 2021

Ishani shares her do’s and don’ts of online dating. There is debate regarding what is an appropriate way to date or casually meet someone. As a fresher, there were whispers through the halls about Tinder’s reputation: it carries the benefits of meeting new people, especially during a time when you want to connect with people ...


Classes rumoured to return online during COP26

21st September 2021

Some courses have already hinted at the move back whilst the University has not yet released an official statement. Two courses have already released information regarding a move to online classes during COP26, the international climate conference which will take place in Glasgow between November 1 and November 12.  The University has not released an ...


Third year medics express ‘frustration’ at ‘almost entirely online’ timetable

7th September 2021

Year group urged by fellow students to email course leads after reasons given for online teaching deemed “not good enough” Third year medical students left their introductory lecture with “disappointment and frustration” after hearing that the majority of their teaching will remain online this year. A copy of an email sent to the “year 3 ...


Zoom-free Fridays for all!

30th April 2021

We are all feeling Zoom fatigue – maybe it’s time to take a break. One thing we can say for certain is that Zoom has been the saving grace of this pandemic. It has allowed us to continue to live a somewhat normal life whether that is studying, working, or socialising. However, over a year ...


Portrait of a lady online

30th April 2021

A girl comes of age on the internet. Overgrown e-boy Elon Musk says: “We’re already a cyborg… You have a digital version of yourself, a partial version of yourself online in the form of your emails, your social media, and all the things that you do.” This horcrux-ing of our souls has created digital distillations ...


Glasgow Film Festival drew more than 37,000 views for 2021 virtual programme

28th March 2021

10 world premieres, three European premieres and 49 UK premieres took place with Sweetheart declared the winner of their audience award. The Glasgow Film Festival (GFF) celebrated its 17th annual event, after its introduction in 2005.  Audiences from all across the United Kingdom tuned in online to the 17th edition of the nationally loved festival, ...


Is there power in arm-chair activism?

18th March 2021

Is it fair to suggest that all online activism is performative? The term “slacktivism” is defined as “the practice of supporting a political or social cause by means such as social media or online petitions characterised as involving very little effort or commitment” with “the main purpose of boosting the egos of participants in the ...


Social media: communications champion or devil in disguise?

16th March 2021

Leanne Yule writes about how social media has its benefits as well as drawbacks, especially when it comes to communicating during Covid. Social media and I have always had an on again / off again relationship. Every year or so, I go through a phase where I read new scientific research confirming how bad social ...


The age of the online viewing room

14th March 2021

 Archie Gibbs dissects the remote gallery experience. More on the “hate it” side of the marmite pendulum, the online viewing room (OVR) seems an inescapable, yet necessary, evil. Deputising the in-person exhibition which is currently on an intermittent hiatus, I do foresee a future for this distributive method stretching beyond the pandemic. A decentralised, easily ...