The problem with real student stereotypes

17th October 2021

A reflection on the cliques around campus, and the dangers of believing stereotypes… Glasgow Uni isn’t quite like the colleges you see in American rom-coms, as I’m sure you’ve realised by now. You’ll rarely find yourself choosing to sit with the scholarship jocks or the band nerds, and the high school cliques tend to dilute ...

What is mindfulness?

27th April 2021

So often we’re encouraged to practice mindfulness, but what exactly is it, and how can it help us to alleviate anxiety?  “Mindfulness”, like self-care, has become somewhat of a buzzword in recent years. However, for many, it is not entirely clear what mindfulness is. Do we have to meditate for hours a day in order ...

Planting Peace: Assessment Season

2nd December 2020

A new column that uses accessible, natural methods and plant-parenthood to help students sow the seeds of stability in stressful times. Quarantine has turned plant ownership into a trend, but it’s always been a tried-and-true hobby for those seeking a meditative pursuit. The act of caring for something can be a massively rewarding addition to ...