Safety



I’ve never been assaulted by someone I don’t know

14th October 2021

CW: Gender-based violence/sexual assault. I don’t mind walking home alone. I don’t feel particularly unsafe. I don’t stress about walking back from clubs, or bars, or even work, myself. I don’t dislike walking in the dark, or at night. I’m not meaning to sound flippant, but I don’t mind the journey. I prefer it, sometimes. ...


Safety fears as students call to ‘end rape culture’ on campus

8th May 2021

The SRC and rector candidates strive to address institutional issues as 91% of students feel the University could do more. Content warning: sexual assault, rape, gender-based violence Student safety on campus should be one of the University of Glasgow’s top priorities. Yet, as revealed in a recent survey of 126 students by The Glasgow Guardian, ...


It’s not on the victim to prevent their attack

12th March 2021

Content Warning: sexual assault, harassment, gender-based violence In the wake of Sarah Everard’s disappearance, Rachel Campbell reflects on the culture which teaches women to walk with their keys between their fingers whilst men laugh about it. A police officer has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of Sarah Everard, a woman who went missing ...


Hitchhiking: then and now

9th February 2021

Ruth Johns-Bishop takes us through the history of hitchhiking, and some common misconceptions behind it. Hitchhiking is thought to be a hippie trend of the past. Originating in the US last century, it became popular in the 1920s and 30s due to people having less money to spend on travel and a sparsity of transportation. ...


The race to the cure

14th October 2020

As the world races to find a vaccine for Covid-19, we must remember the safety precautions necessary for new medications. Many races have been held over time in the world, from the competitions held during the ancient Olympic Games in Greece, to the race to the moon. Who knew there would be a race in ...