students



Musicians of Glasgow Uni: Pete from The Runaway Models

14th January 2021

In this edition of our Musicians of Glasgow Uni series, we catch up with History student Peter Visocchi from up-and-coming, high energy, Glasgow-based punk band The Runaway Models. Originally from Fife, The Runaway Models’ music is loud, unapologetic and oozes the punk attitude of the DIY scene in the 70s. Definitely a band with big ...


Disability History Month: Looking to the future

9th January 2021

Beth Dillon, co-founder of the LUNA project, reflects on Disability History Month, her experiences as a disabled student, and looks towards a more accessible future. This past month has been Disability History Month, a time to celebrate the achievements of disabled people and promote the continuation of the movement for disability rights. There have been ...


Beyond the jokes: imposter syndrome in students

16th December 2020

Sophie Kernachan explores feelings of inadequacy related to academia, and offers solidarity to students who may be experiencing the same.  It’s become a strange ritual of mine to open a returned assignment, read the given grade, and storm into a group chat armed with self-deprecating quips, my self-esteem lower than my perception of the English ...


Nigel Farage launches “Stop The Student Rip-Off” campaign to partially refund students

6th December 2020

Farage’s newly branded Reform UK party has called on the government to offer a 30% reduction for students this academic year. Nigel Farage’s new party, Reform UK, has branded this academic year a “rip off” and becomes the first political party to advocate a partial refund for students who have been kept under “house arrest” ...


Dark nights in dark times

6th December 2020

How are coronavirus restrictions impacting those with seasonal affective disorder this bleak midwinter? The clocks have turned back, it’s dark at 5pm and the supermarkets have started selling Christmas decorations – winter is in full swing. For most people, this time of year is one of excitement and festivities, but for me and many others ...


This week’s Intramural League roundup

5th December 2020

GUSA publicity convenor Anna Woodcock gives The Glasgow Guardian a roundup of an eventful week in the Intramural League. The much anticipated Intramural League, continued in its quest to save first-semester University sport at Glasgow, with drama seen on the volleyball and tennis courts in the starting stages of the tournament. This week introduced the ...


Railway admin fees suspended for students travelling home for Christmas

4th December 2020

The suspension will last for the duration of the student travel window from 3 to 9 December. Students who booked train tickets to travel home before the announcement of the student transfer window can now rebook their tickets without being charged admin fees. Students who bought an advanced ticket before 11 November for a date ...


SRC to launch ‘De-Stress at a Distance’ for exams

4th December 2020

All events are expected to be virtual in line with government regulations for Covid-19. The SRC have recently announced they will launch the “De-stress at a Distance” campaign alongside other UofG student groups this winter. The campaign is hoped to relieve feelings of stress and anxiety that are common during the exam period, and are ...


49% of UofG students do not plan on getting a lateral flow Covid-19 test

3rd December 2020

The survey also found that 40% of students felt they didn’t understand how the process of lateral flow testing worked. A survey conducted by The Glasgow Guardian has found that 49% of students are not planning on getting the lateral flow Covid-19 tests offered by the University this winter. The survey questioned 100 students about ...


Students are still waiting on promised support from University, three months later

3rd December 2020

The University provided inadequate financial and welfare support to halls students during the autumn semester.  The Glasgow Guardian can reveal that the University of Glasgow has failed to deliver on its promise to support students living in university-owned accommodation, during the autumn semester. In a survey circulated by Glasgow University Student Tenants Union (GUSTU), students ...