University



Should we appeal the appeals system (please)?

27th April 2021

Why we think the system is failing us. While university is a holistic experience, filled with fun social events to attend and interesting societies to engage with, at the end of the day, nothing matters to us as much as our grades. They are what decides our degree, the metric by which we value ourselves, ...


University flies the Union flag at half-mast in respect for Prince Phillip

18th April 2021

The University shared a picture of the flag flying at half-mast on Twitter and Instagram following the announcement of HRH Prince Phillip’s death. The University of Glasgow has paid tribute to His Royal Highness Prince Phillip, the Duke of Edinburgh who passed away on Friday 9 April at his home in Windsor Castle.  To pay ...


University societies ‘Go the Extra Mile’ for charity

9th April 2021

TEDx UofG, GU Hispanic Society, and Physiology Society took part to raise money for Cancer Research UK and the Scottish Association for Mental Health. A number of University societies have taken part in “Go the Extra Mile” activities and raised money for charity. TEDx University of Glasgow, Glasgow University Hispanic Society (GUHS), and the Physiology ...


Is the student experience accessible?

3rd April 2021

Our Views Editor Hailie is up to her usual tricks with another article about inaccessibility and university. I am just as grateful as the next person that student election season is over. I don’t want to see a personalised Facebook frame for at least another six months, and I’d rather eat my hand than beg ...


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 ...


Editorial: The sexual harassment epidemic

25th March 2021

Editor-in-Chief Holly Jennings talks about the human rights crisis of women continually being sexually harassed in the context of university. Content Warning: rape, sexual harassment, gender-based violence We’ve got the vote, we aren’t limited to child-rearing and sandwich-making, we get an education, we’re allowed to wear trousers, the pay gap is closing, and we have ...


It’s time the lecturers did some learning for once

16th March 2021

One writer thinks that lecturers have it in for us this year, and they’re not exactly being subtle about it. If there’s anything we’ve learnt (from home) this year, it’s the extent to which too many lecturers, meant to be looked up to and respected, have shown anything but respect to their students. From behind ...


Tales from Zoomiversity

12th March 2021

Zoom university may have gotten off to a rocky start for most, but you can’t deny that it’s given us some good stories. I rather like university classes online – or Zoomiversity, as it’s affectionately termed. Sure, these new learning methods have come with an overwhelming sense of isolation, frustration, and a crushing sense of ...


Speaking out against accent discrimination at uni

11th February 2021

Softening of regional accents is rife at universities, but you should never need to change yourself to feel like you belong. This article may be about accent softening at university, but I’ve been working on my accent for much longer. At 11 years old, I knew that all the rich and successful people on the ...


Curbing your car for Covid

11th February 2021

 Is it worth it to bring your ride to uni during the pandemic? For many adolescents, passing their driving test and purchasing their first car is symbolic of independence and freedom. It offers them the chance to embark on adventures and travel almost anywhere and everywhere. At the height of the coronavirus pandemic, more and ...