students



UofG students support the strikes

7th March 2022

The Glasgow Guardian has conducted research into University of Glasgow student opinions regarding the ongoing UCU strike action. The Glasgow Guardian spoke to University of Glasgow students on campus and set up an online survey to gain insight into student opinions regarding the ongoing UCU strike action.  The majority of students who took part in ...


Under pressure, pushing down on me…

28th February 2022

Hollie Moir explores the pressures faced by university students juggling part-time jobs and full-time university loads through the pandemic.  Alexa, play Surface Pressure from the Encanto Soundtrack. Now, this article will not tackle the pressures of being the middle sister of a magical Colombian family, but it will discuss something that most students can relate ...


To extend or not to extend?

28th February 2022

What are the benefits of extensions, and why do we as students feel shame around requesting them? There are a vast array of commodities I relish as a student. Cheap drinks, free entry, perhaps a booth in the library if I’m feeling particularly studious. One overlooked artifact of student life, however, is the assignment extension. ...


Cut your teachers some slack

28th February 2022

The added stress of the pandemic has made life harder for teachers, too.  It’s a Tuesday morning at 8:30am. Three years ago you’d be on the train, heading for the city towards your impending 9am lecture in the Boyd Orr building with a Starbucks latte in hand. Now, you are in bed – still pyjama-clad ...


Women’s safety is on the line

28th February 2022

Women’s Safety Scotland’s new interactive safety map will only be truly useful if it is backed by action from the city. Women’s Safety Scotland have recently developed an interactive map to pinpoint locations in Glasgow that may be dangerous for women. The map relies on self-reports from women themselves regarding instances in which they felt ...


Glasgow scores as 13th best city in the world for young people

27th February 2022

New research has placed Glasgow as the 13th best city in the world to live during your 20s. Data from the financial services platform Confused.com evaluated cities on factors they deemed as fundamental to ensuring maximum enjoyment for the younger generation. The data looked at various factors in cities from rent costs to the all-important ...


NUS Scotland calls for students to receive a £150 cost-of-living payment

27th February 2022

Trade Union demand for the Scottish government to properly represent students.  The National Union of Students (NUS) Scotland is calling for students to be included in the £150 cost-of-living payments from the Scottish government. Students are currently excluded from the initiative as they are exempt from council tax. Research from the NUS has shown the ...


PODCAST: Weekly Round Up

15th February 2022

Episode 8: Weekly Round-Up, 14 February 2022. Join Fraser with Kimberley, David and Lucy on this week’s biggest stories on the UCU staff strikes, Scotland’s drug policy, yet another Boris-Party-picture and the conversation around footballers’ ethics! Get in touch with your thoughts! Click here to listen....


A letter to students working in hospitality

10th February 2022

Meg Russell discusses the benefits and pitfalls of working in the hospitality industry as a student, and how to make sure you’re getting the most out of your role. Balancing studies and finances can be a constant source of stress for many students. Prioritising one is usually to the detriment of the other, and the ...


Oh, we’re halfway there…

5th February 2022

Rachel Campbell reflects on the pressures final year students face as they go into their last semester of university. Though this time of year tends to be filled with the remains of that post-Christmas festive spirit, for students – particularly fourth years – this can be far from the most wonderful time of the year. ...