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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 ...


Imagine a Scotland…

20th November 2020

With support for Scottish independence at an all-time high, Ciara McAlinden gives her top tips for what our new government should do when we go it alone. The topic of UK politics is a dreary one – there’s no doubt about that. It’s easy to become disconnected from the daily updates about which group of ...


Should we be paying for Zoom uni?

15th November 2020

Jack Corban and Rothery Sullivan discuss the idea that the University should be charging less for online teaching. We’re paying £9k a year for this?  Jack Corban Universities have cost money ever since 1998, subsequently going up in price in 2004 before seeing their most controversial rise in 2010. This of course does not apply ...


Glasgow should do more to invest in the future careers of its students

13th November 2020

In the midst of an employment crisis, Rothery Sullivan argues that the University should follow in the footsteps of other institutions to help it’s graduates secure future employment. A huge issue for students today is the crushing reality of graduating from university (usually with some amount of student debt) and not being able to find ...


Zoom university: quantity isn’t a replacement for quality

13th November 2020

Michelle Osborne argues that lecturers piling up the workload with online classes is hurting students more than it helps. While doing my daily scroll on Facebook, I came across a GlasKnow post about one of my courses: “I don’t believe for a second that in any other year History 2 had this much workload,” was ...


Vent to views

11th November 2020

Your questions answered by our Views Editors.  Content Warning: Binge eating, disordered eating  I’m a first year and during Fresher’s Week I got into a relationship – like an actual boyfriend and girlfriend relationship. I would never have imagined myself in this situation, mainly because I always thought of first year being the year of ...


Yes, you’re allowed to be mad right now

10th November 2020

We can only keep calm and carry on for so long. “I cannot believe people are complaining so much. All we’re being asked to do is sit on the couch and watch Netflix! Think about when people had to go through during the war!” This is something that I have heard repeatedly over the last ...


Spare a thought for shielders

10th November 2020

Katherine Prentice reflects on how difficult lockdown was as a shielder and why asking high-risk people to remain inside is a bad idea. Seemingly ever-changing and ever-more confusing restrictions related to the current pandemic have been wearing most of us down lately. Feeling so restricted and constantly having to readjust is hard. It may seem ...


The hijacking of #BeKind

2nd November 2020

Views Columnist Rachel Campbell highlights the hypocrisy that often accompanies the use of #BeKind.  The #BeKind movement arose in response to the death of presenter Caroline Flack, to encourage both individuals and the wider media to think before posting comments which could be detrimental to those on the receiving end. Caroline Flack had posted to ...


The Scottish Tories U-turn on free tuition fees isn’t fooling anyone

1st November 2020

Can a leopard truly change its spots? Or is this a thinly veiled attempt to win young votes from the SNP? In 2008, the SNP made higher education completely free for Scottish and EU students. Since 2007, the Scottish Tories have opposed this policy. So, it came as a surprise when Douglas Ross MP, the ...