How To Survive Exam Season

Name one person who enjoys exams. Just one. Stuck? That’s what I thought. Exams have to be, without a doubt, the absolute worst time of the year. Forget the annual trip to your great aunt Doreen’s for broccoli soup, the day when you find out you’ve lost your flat’s security deposit, or the entire monthContinue reading “How To Survive Exam Season”

Meanwhile in Canada…

I opted to spend my third year abroad at the University of Calgary, a place best known for its appearance in the Disney movie ‘Cool Runnings’, and for having a temperature average of -25. Well this week, that turned out to be completely accurate when it reached a record low of -43. With just overContinue reading “Meanwhile in Canada…”

A Publicity Stunt Of The Best Kind

In the aftermath of American whistleblower Edward Snowden’s election as Glasgow University’s rector, there has been a swathe of disgust, frustration and downright condescension posted on social media sites by students. These range from individual posts lamenting a loss of faith in the student body as a whole, to Facebook pages already campaigning for aContinue reading “A Publicity Stunt Of The Best Kind”

Snowden: A Poor Decision

All opinions displayed here are personal, and do not represent the views of the SRC. I arrived at the rectorial election results late; just after Edward Snowden had been announced as the new rector of Glasgow University. Students were already leaving in crowds, looking disappointed, and looking round the Bute Hall, nobody looked particularly happy.Continue reading “Snowden: A Poor Decision”

Freshers’ Guide

Hello newbie student, with any luck this is the start of the journey which will eventually earn yourself that coveted piece of paper that will enable you to justify the four years of laziness, alcoholism and poor life decisions you are about to embark on. At a guess you are here for one of threeContinue reading “Freshers’ Guide”