Student



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 ...


‘Running Shoes’ theatre piece is released by University of Glasgow student

19th September 2021

A theatre piece that focuses on survivors testimony as part of the Sound Walk September festival, Glasgow student Zariana Dolan releases “Running Shoes”. Content warning: mention of sexual assault. Running Shoes presents testimonies from UofG students who have experienced instances of abuse in and around campus. The piece questions the measures they take to feel ...


Alleged scammers targeting Glasgow student flat hunters

16th September 2021

Students have been asked to use Airbnb to rent flats with landlords claiming they are currently abroad Alleged scam messages targeting student flat hunters have been reported on the University of Glasgow Facebook confession site, GlasKnow. A post on 15 September showed a screenshot of a message one student received on Gumtree while looking for ...


Chaos and passion at the Rangers’ celebration: One student’s perspective

29th May 2021

Rangers’ first league title in ten years brought thousands of Rangers fans onto the street.  The subway screeched to a halt, and the location signs came into view; the word “Ibrox” stood boldly written in black. I had arrived, although I didn’t need the signs to tell me that. Mask firmly on and hood up, ...


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 ...


NUS Scotland reveal 2021 students’ election demands

29th March 2021

‘A Student Guarantee for Scotland’ outlines various policies to address mental health, rising debt and poverty among students. The National Union of Students (NUS) in Scotland has unveiled its manifesto of student demands for the upcoming Scottish Parliamentary election. Titled “A Student Guarantee for Scotland”, the manifesto outlines various policies to help combat the &#...


New report details Glasgow students’ financial issues during pandemic

28th March 2021

Findings cover a range of issues faced by students, including rent and financial support. According to the findings of a new online survey, 88% of Glasgow students feel the pandemic has impacted their ability to work alongside their studies, while only 19% have received financial support through the government’s furlough scheme. These are both significantly ...


University hosting ‘Night of Comedy’ with ‘The Masked Singer’ host Joel Dommett

24th March 2021

The host of ‘The Masked Singer’ and ‘I’m a Celebrity’ finalist will feature among other comedians in a joint production with the University and OfftheKerb Productions TV Presenter of “The Masked Singer”, Joel Dommett is to take part in a “Night of Comedy” hosted by the University this Friday 23 March at 6pm. Joel Dommett, ...


Student group AIESEC looks to improve youth employability

24th March 2021

 AIESEC is a global platform offering many internship opportunities for young people worldwide. An AIESEC information session is taking place this Wednesday 24 March at 6pm to share learning opportunities to help career development. Founded in 1948, AIESEC is a non-governmental and not-for-profit organisation, run by young people. The mission of which is to aid ...


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 ...