SAAS Archives - The Glasgow Guardian

University isn’t a level playing field

14th October 2022

Writer Erin Aziz analyses the persistence of economic inequalities on campus. The concept of a level playing field is somewhat utopian in any stage of life, but arguably university students experience this imbalance more severely than in other aspects of life. Varied economic backgrounds cause some students to work full-time to cover living costs, while ...

University support services: what’s on offer?

16th October 2021

Kirsty Britton takes a look at the different support services the University of Glasgow has for students who are struggling with mental health issues. CW: Self-harm There are a striking number of university students who suffer from mental health issues, such as depression and anxiety, and some people may use unhealthy coping mechanisms such as drinking, ...

SAAS repayment threshold to increase in April

23rd February 2021

As of 6 April, people will need to have an annual salary of at least £25,000 to begin repaying their student loans in Scotland. The Scottish government is set to increase the earnings threshold for people paying back their student loans this year. Introduced as part of a new repayment plan for people in Scotland ...