student life



New report on student experiences in the pandemic released

5th April 2021

Two-thirds of students feel their mental health has been negatively impacted, compared to only 14% who cite positive benefits. Two thirds of students feel their mental health has been negatively impacted during the Covid-19 pandemic, new research has found.  This data comes from a recent report produced by the Higher Education Policy titled: “Students’ views ...


My Love Life: Just another day

1st April 2021

My version of normal. My love life could be described in one word: chaotic. Anecdotes from my love life have led time and time again to my friends, co-workers, and family exclaiming: “This could only happen to you.” Whilst I am, of course, the main character of the entire universe, I do not believe that ...


Vent to views

13th March 2021

Your questions answered by our Views Editors. I recently met a boy through Hinge, and I get on with him so much. We have been on three dates, and I feel smitten, he’s perfect. But due to Corona, I moved out of my flat in January. Now I don’t know if I’ll see him again ...


Flat Nightmares: There’s a rat in my flat!

4th March 2021

The kind of rat-holes students live in. Before my second year at uni, I had only encountered one rat in my life. Its bug-eyes peered out behind a takeaway joint during my interrailing trip in Berlin, burrowing into a sea of soiled styrofoam cones and curried bratwurst, before scuttling down by the Alexanderplatz underpass. Momentary ...


Glasgow suffers loss of £120m as students stay away from the city

6th November 2020

 The research by Studee found the true cost of Covid-19 for Glasgow . Glasgow has suffered a loss of £120m as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Research from Studee, who studied the effects of Covid-19 on university towns and cities across the UK, found that such towns and cities have suffered a cumulative loss ...


Sir Anton Muscatelli makes joint statement to ask students to prioritise public health

23rd September 2020

The principles of 19 Scottish universities made the statement in a plea to students to behave and follow the rules as the new academic year begins. Principal of the University of Glasgow, Sir Anton Muscatelli, has made a joint statement to students to “prioritise public health” as the new academic year begins. In the joint ...


A little more conversation, a little less STIs

19th September 2020

To help us all stay protected, Hailie Pentleton gives us a clear guide to STIs and how to prevent yourself from contracting them. Sex education in Scottish schools is far from perfect. Whilst the Scottish government has published guidance for how these topics should be addressed in state schools, delivery is not compulsory. Faith schools, ...


How to be a sustainable student

15th September 2020

Elena Adams shares her top tips and tricks on becoming a sustainable student in this era of climate emergency. The climate emergency is one of the many big issues that our generation currently faces and something that we, as a society, have a responsibility to try and fix for future generations. So what can you, ...