Student



Drinking the deadlines away

6th February 2021

As we make our way through dry January, one student shares their experience of just how damaging the alcohol-dependent student stereotype can be. In the pre-Covid era, and perhaps even more problematically in this Covid era, the stereotypical life of a university student revolves around alcohol. This stereotype covers various different things from party-induced binge ...


Scottish student renters face a financial crisis due to the pandemic, NUS survey finds

28th January 2021

The survey finds that one in four students have been unable to pay their rent in full over the past four months. Scottish student renters face a financial crisis with over 71% concerned of their ability to afford rent as a result of the pandemic, according to a new survey.  A survey conducted by the ...


Studytube: you’re toxic, I’m slippin’ into a panic spiral about my productivity

12th December 2020

Basilia Weir explores an unhealthy relationship with studytube, a YouTube community surrounding studying and productivity. Maybe you’ve found yourself in the library right around midterms. You’re on the fifth or sixth floor, a lukewarm caramel latte in front of you, and a lofi playlist beating through your headphones. And yet, you can still hear the ...


Eating sustainably on a budget

2nd December 2020

Ciara Robertson discusses how cutting out meat won’t hurt your bank account. Before I became vegetarian, two years ago, one of the main reservations I had was whether it would be possible on a student budget. The arguments that you often hear are “vegetarian and vegan alternatives are so expensive” or “but what would I ...


My love life: or the lack of it

18th November 2020

The first in a new series looking at different romantic outlooks from various students. To put it simply, my love life is non-existent. I didn’t think that at 22, in my final year of university, I would be in the same place most people are at 14: a couple of sloppy kisses filling my romantic ...


Commercialising your pastimes: facing the fantasy

18th November 2020

As enchanting as the thought of earning some extra cash on the side may be, turning your hobby into a job may not be the fairytale you’ve been looking for. Which TikTok sounds do you hear in your nightmares? Come on, I know you have at least one. One that plays over and over in ...


Student opportunities at the Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery

24th October 2020

The Glasgow Guardian interviews Ruth Fletcher, the Hunterian’s education manager about their current student opportunities. The culture and heritage sector is extremely competitive, so having work experience under your belt and on your CV is important to give yourself the best chance of securing a role in this area. Offering students exactly this, with a ...


Majority of student paramedics living below the poverty line

11th October 2020

Students claim a lack of financial support from the Scottish government is to blame. Two in three paramedic students have claimed they struggle to put food on the table due to a lack of financial assistance.  A survey carried out by campaign group Pay Student Paramedics found that over 80% struggle to make ends meet ...