Safety



Women’s safety is on the line

28th February 2022

Women’s Safety Scotland’s new interactive safety map will only be truly useful if it is backed by action from the city. Women’s Safety Scotland have recently developed an interactive map to pinpoint locations in Glasgow that may be dangerous for women. The map relies on self-reports from women themselves regarding instances in which they felt ...


Women called to complete survey on safety in Glasgow

4th February 2022

The survey uses an interactive map to pinpoint areas of concern to women’s safety. In a bid to make the city a safer place for women, Glasgow-based non-governmental organisations (NGOs) Wise Women and Glasgow Girls Club have come together to create an online survey asking women to highlight specific places where safety is a concern.  ...


Keeping safe on your nighttime run

3rd December 2021

Deputy Science and Tech Editor, Izzy Sinanian, gives us tips about how to stay safe when running at night. Up until last year I despised running and to this day, there is still nothing more off-putting to me than running on a treadmill at 2 o’clock on a Saturday afternoon. Oddly specific, I know. Before ...


Student safety in wintertime

22nd November 2021

Writer Denver Correia discusses the top tips for staying safe – whilst spooky – this Halloween and wintertime. There are many thrilling events on the winter festive calendar, including a variety of Halloween, and Christmas, socials. Sandwiched right in the middle of term it gives students an excuse for a much-needed de-stress, to unwind and ...


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 ...