students



Extinction Rebellion: class dismissed?

14th October 2020

This is the second installment of Kristy Leeds’ climate crisis series, where she seeks to challenge the norms and practices of climate emergency activism. This time, she examines the lack of consideration for the working-class in Extinction Rebellion’s activism.  Since the formation of the global environmental pressure group, Extinction Rebellion has been the public face ...


UofG ignores students and increases arms industry investments

11th October 2020

Jan Jasinski responds to the University’s decision to invest more into arms trading after calls for divestment. I did not expect my first class at university to be a lesson in lip-service. But that is just what the University of Glasgow has been demonstrating over the past couple of months with its non-response to the ...


New student immigration visa route now available

10th October 2020

This new route will apparently streamline the visa application for students. New visa routes have recently been made available to international students looking to study in the UK. These routes, available to both undergraduate and child students, became accessible on 5 October, despite originally being planned to launch in January 2021. The new system is ...


GlasKnow and GlasHoe creators to launch new dating app

10th October 2020

 The University confession pages have announced the launch of a collaboration with new student exclusive dating app Hoot launching in October that combines GlasHoe with Tinder. Two confession pages “GlasKnow 2.0”, formerly known as “GlasKnow”, and “GlasHoe” – used by the students of the University of Glasgow – have announced the launch of a collabor...


Students organise against the University’s mishandling of Covid-19

9th October 2020

Students across the country have been organising campaigns against rent and inadequate support from universities. Hundreds of students across the UK have been told to self-isolate since starting university only two weeks ago. Last week, the University of Glasgow revealed that there had been an outbreak of Covid-19 among students residing in student halls in ...


Editorial: still on the side of the students

8th October 2020

In their second editorial, Editors-in-Chief Holly and Jordan would like to remind students that The Glasgow Guardian always has been, and will be, on the side of the students. In our applications for Editor-in-Chief, we were asked why we believed student journalism is important. For both of us, it came down to something simple: to ...


NUS calls for additional support for students isolating

5th October 2020

Calls for consideration for student health and wellbeing have been made following the rise in numbers of students self-isolating. The National Union of Students Scotland (NUS Scotland) has made a call for additional support to be in place for students self-isolating. Matt Crilly, the NUS Scotland president, made a statement on the matter: “It is ...


Ten percent makes all the difference

5th October 2020

Katrina Williams explores whether seminar participation grades hinder students more than help them. We’ve all had the same experience. Crammed into a tiny seminar room around a miniscule table with barely any room to push back your chair – a claustrophobic feeling beaten only by the unflinching expectation weighing down on your shoulders that, at ...


Students in Isolation

2nd October 2020

Views Editor Hailie Pentleton considers the impact of isolation on this year’s freshers.  As Murano and Cairncross residents enter their second week of self-isolation, there is a lot to be said about who is to blame for the current pandemonium. Last week, 172 University of Glasgow students were confirmed to have contracted Covid-19. Subsequently, around ...


Rector candidate Junaid Ashraf says University has fallen short to support students

1st October 2020

Ashraf released a video statement on Facebook advising students to support one another and collect through the student bodies and societies. Candidate for Rector Junaid Ashraf has released a statement accusing the University of Glasgow of “falling short” to support students during the Covid-19 pandemic. Releasing a statement on his Facebook page (Junaid Ashraf, University ...