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Once again, the media ignores the drama on its own doorstep

23rd April 2021

Tara Gandhi discusses the British media’s response – or lack thereof – to the current violence in Northern Ireland. On the night of 3 April, violence burst onto the streets of Belfast, after a number of incidents in Derry days earlier. The next day, despite a number of police officers being injured, over 30 petrol ...


British people of colour shouldn’t have to keep calm and carry on

29th March 2021

In response to Meghan Markle’s recent Oprah interview, Tara Gandhi discusses why telling people of colour to be happy with a “less racist” Britain isn’t good enough. I remember their wedding day. I didn’t watch it, because that was the day I was moving out of Queen Margaret Residences and I was distracted trying to ...


New immigration visa routes available for international graduates from July

29th March 2021

The new visas will allow international graduates to stay and find work in the UK for up to two years and three years for doctoral graduates. Beginning on 1 July 2021, international students will be eligible to apply for the new Graduate Route visa, which will allow international graduates to remain in the UK for ...


Glasgow ranked fourth most romantic destination in the UK

28th March 2021

Edinburgh came out on top, boosting Scotland’s performance in the charts. Glasgow has been ranked the fourth most romantic holiday destination, in data revealed by Lyme Bay Holidays.  The second most popular Scottish city for romance, Glasgow was beaten by Edinburgh, who led the list. Full of gorgeous scenery, a variety of Michelin Guide-featured restaurants, ...


Historic meteorite recovered by team including two University of Glasgow scientists

28th March 2021

A rare meteorite was recovered in Winchcombe in a search involving members from UofG’s School of Geographical and Earth Sciences. Researchers at the University of Glasgow have taken part in recovering the first meteorite on UK soil in over 30 years.  After a fireball lit up the sky on the night of 28 February, researchers ...


New national confessions page Unifessions UK launches

26th March 2021

The page involves over 20 uni confession pages across the UK, including GlasKnow. A new university online confessions page catered to students across the UK was launched in early March. The page, called Unifessions UK, invites students nationwide to share their uni-related confessions to a wider audience.  Among over 20 UK university confession pages that ...


Review: TYRON by slowthai

14th March 2021

UK rapper slowthai polishes his genre-blending brand of hip hop on a soul-searching double album that looks inwards and thrashes outwards in equal measure. When music journalists refer to “difficult second albums” they are generally referring to the challenges that arise when artists attempt to replicate the impact of their first impression. As first impressions ...


Alcohol sales in Britain fell during the initial lockdown period, Glasgow study finds

25th February 2021

The study was conducted by the University of Glasgow in conjunction with Public Health Scotland. A joint study by the University of Glasgow and Public Health Scotland found that alcohol sales of pure alcohol per adult fell by 6% during the period between mid-March and mid-July 2020. Although there was a rise in the amount ...


Pop culture over the pond

11th February 2021

Cultural tastes on American soil may not be as familiar as you’d expect. When I first arrived in the UK from America, I expected there to be a lot of cultural differences regarding media consumption, such as differing tastes in music, television series, films and literature. However, the more I spoke with my Scottish friends, ...


University of Glasgow ranks eighth place in the UK for gender equality in computing science

1st February 2021

While doing better than others, only 24% of academics are female. University of Glasgow has ranked eighth place in the UK for gender equality in its computing science department, a new study shows. The study was conducted by cybersecurity tech company CrowdStrike, with its data finding that Glasgow ranks eighth place for female academics in ...