spiking



Spiking: it’s an epidemic

9th November 2021

CW: Spiking In 2015, I was spiked at a club in Glasgow. It was my friend’s 18th birthday. I had ordered drinks from the bar and I used my card to pay, about a foot away from where our drinks were sitting. I walked to the dancefloor, initially not yet feeling terribly drunk. This changed ...


Principal announces external review of University sexual violence handling processes

29th October 2021

Following recent investigative podcast content relating to sexual misconduct by UofG staff, the Principal takes action. Professor Sir Anton Muscatelli, Principal of the University, announced this afternoon that an independent external examination into University processes regarding the reporting of gender-based violence and sexual harassment has been initiated. This follows the publication of Al J...


Reckoning with the risks: injection spiking and its longer term consequences

24th October 2021

Editor-in-Chief and medical student Lucy Dunn discusses the dangers of injection spiking. Spiking by injection is the new twisted trend infiltrating nightclubs across the UK, with an unprecedented number of complaints seeping across social media. As if dropping drugs in an unsuspecting victim’s drink wasn’t reviled enough, the reports of young women waking up the ...


In conversation with GigSafe Glasgow

22nd October 2021

Amelia Boyle, the founder of the not-for-profit concert safety project, sat down with us to discuss their work. GigSafe first came onto the scene around 2019/20, changing attitudes towards gig-going in the city ever since. Over the past few years, they have set off a positive transformation of views in lieu of the more troubling ...


SRC release joint statement with unions following reports of spiking around Glasgow

21st October 2021

CW: gender-based violence Together, the SRC, GUU, QMU and GUSA urge students to “step up” following disturbing accounts of gender-based violence. Yesterday evening, the SRC circulated a statement on both email and their social media platforms after the increasing number of reports of harassment and spiking. Written jointly with the unions – Glasgow University Union ...