Getting personal with Frank Carter

On magazine covers, on stage or simply walking into a room: Frank Carter steals the show. From Gallows, to Pure Love, and now Frank Carter and The Rattlesnakes, Frank appears as the stone cold, tattooed face of punk. In reality, he is a humble, genuine, and forthcoming man who oozes passion for his music, his […]

Welcome to Jerry’s Open House

Sailor Jerry is known and loved by many across the world. From the rum drinkers to the tattoo fans, and everyone in the middle, Norman ‘Sailor Jerry’ Collins has brought art, music and some serious style to the masses. That’s why everyone is living for Jerry’s Open House pop-up landing in the city that never […]

Source’s picks for the Glasgow Film Festival

The world-class Glasgow Film Festival kicks off this Wednesday so to celebrate we’ve rounded up our top picks for the fest. Isle of Dogs Wednesday 21st February, 10pm, GFT, 15+ Indie darling Wes Anderson is opening the GFF with his new film Isle of Dogs. Like Fantastic Mr. Fox, this is another stop-motion animation destined […]

Introducing… Lewis Capaldi

He played a sold-out gig at the iconic King Tut’s before he’d even released a single, performed in front of a massive crowd at last year’s TRNSMT, and he spent an epic month-long writing and recording trip in the States – it’s all going pretty well for Bathgate native Lewis Capaldi. We caught up with […]

WIN tickets to Jerry’s Open House ‘Glasgow Unsigned’ Wrap Party

It’s competition time here at Source magazine and boy, are we good to you. Do you want two free tickets to a gig of a lifetime? Of course you do! We’ve teamed up with Sailor Jerry presents Jerry’s Open House to offer you two free tickets to a gig where three local Glasgow bands will […]

The Americans hit Glasgow

Originally from Los Angeles, The Americans are an old school rock n’ roll band with a distinctly contemporary feel. Their sound is sentimental and sincere, heavy with a noodling guitar line and often backed with a banjo. The music is influenced by the musical history of the band members, who have known each other a […]

What’s on in Glasgow this weekend

You’ve got that Friday feeling so it’s time to ditch the essay and shelve your notebooks – it’s fun time. There’s a lot happening in the heart of Glasgow this weekend for you to stick your teeth into. Pizzas on the cheap, a Grease pop-up and one very famous rapper is heading to town to […]

Share the Valentine’s Day luv with Queen B

OK ladies, now let’s get in formation to grab the hottest V Day goodies out there. 💖 Single ladies to loved up gals Queen B is here to help you channel the best Valentine’s Day fashion so you’re looking on point all day ‘erryday. What better way to celebrate the day of love than stocking […]

Hitting the road with Aleem

In under a year Chicago based singer songwriter, Aleem has made big waves in the music industry. Not only has he toured with some of the biggest names in pop – Little Mix anyone? – but he’s also had over four million streams on Spotify, all this before he’s released an album. Having the top […]

How Better than Zero is changing the hospitality industry

The state of the hospitality and service industry is at an all time low. Young people are being shafted – through low pay, precarious hours, and even harassment and danger to one’s health. Does this sort of thing sound familiar? Have you had shifts cancelled with no warning? Have you or a friend been fired […]

The Pros and Cons of Choosing an HMO Licenced Flat

Now that the second semester of university has begun and another wave of essay writing and exam preparation is upon us, the time has come to start thinking about living arrangements for next year. Do you want to stay where you are? Are you already desperate to escape a nightmare flatmate? Or are you currently […]

Grab the glitter: a gin and disco festival is coming to Scotland

January blues got you down? The end of winter is finally in sight and we have just the tonic to get you through the dark mornings. A Gin and Disco festival is coming to Glasgow and Edinburgh this summer. Yup, you read that right. Dig out those platforms and flares, grab the glitter paint, and […]

From LA to Glasgow with Don Broco

Don Broco are back with a bang. The band’s latest album Technology is a hotpot of everything fans have come to expect from the British rockers: metal, rock, pop, punk, funk, and hip-hop influences are all there in a loud, riotous explosion of catchy hooks. It’s also their most inventive and downright fun record to […]

TRNSMT R U Mine?

I bet you look good on the TRNSMT stage. Do you wanna know who has been announced as the next headliner? Are you buzzin’ to see this band when the sun goes down? Best be sure not to act like a mardy bum if you miss out on tickets. If you haven’t picked up on […]

Grab your tier-one TRNSMT tickets fast

As the dark, cold winter days seem to drag on forever it’s normal to start dreaming about summer. Hopefully the sun (possibly) will make an appearance as beer gardens open up and that means only one thing. Festival season is about to start – enter TRNSMT. Glasgow’s answer to Glastonbury, TRNSMT was a roaring success […]

Turns out Rabbie Burns is one of us

Today people across Scotland will be stuffing their faces with haggis and probably indulging in a dram or two – it’s only right on Robert Burns Day. One of the most famous names to come out of Scotland, sorry Paolo, Rabbie Burns brought some pretty gloomy poems to the world. Twisted poetry isn’t the only thing […]

Lily Allen is here to make Glasgow smile

Glasgow is pulling all the big names in for gigs this year. We recently revealed that pop royalty Britney Spears is heading to Glasgow, and now LDN gal, Lily Allen, has announced some intimate shows. It’s been four long years since the Smile singer performed in Glasgow so tickets are sure to be snapped up […]

Alcohol-free gin cocktails that are absolutely delicious

There are plenty of alcohol-free gins that you can try out to keep Dry January going. Many of us have collapsed under the weight of January stress and gone back on our promise to banish the booze, but for those of you remaining strong, congrats! You’re all the healthier for doing so. The question is, […]

Ex-Kaiser Chiefs’ Nick Hodgson Tours Debut Album

We chat with singer/songwriter and former Kaiser Chief, Nick Hodgson about why songwriting is more magical then touring, why he likes to write in his PJs, and why he’s keen to collaborate with Harry Styles. You studied media at university – was the end goal always music or did you want to work in the […]

Britney Spears is coming to Glasgow in August

Britney Spears is performing in Glasgow this August! This is exactly the kind of news we need to brighten up a dark and miserable January. It’s been six long years since the Toxic singer has toured in the UK (although she did pop over the pond in 2016 for a one-off performance) and she’ll be […]

A Harry Potter pop-up bar is opening in Edinburgh!

Ever fancied a Butterbeer, Firewhisky, Pinnock’s Giggle Water, or Hog’s Head Brew – well, now you can with Perilous Potions, the new Harry Potter pop-up bar set to open in Edinburgh at the beginning of February. You’ll be able to conjure up your own potions including Glacio Ardetium and Draught of Delirium from 1 February […]

Goodbye hangovers and hello Glasgow Hang Challenge!

Half-way through January and that vegan diet went out the window for most of us and dry January was a well-meaning idea. Health has been replaced by hangovers, but when was the last time you got paid to have one? Never? Well it’s time for a different type of hang, one that could win you […]

Fighting food waste through freebies

Would you willingly throw some cash directly into the bin? I’d imagine not, but that’s basically what you’re doing when it comes to food waste. You might not think much when you empty those gross kitchen shelves of sagging packets of spinach and loaves of stale bread, but it’s part of a global problem of […]

Get an Irn-Bru cocktail in Glasgow while stocks last

Credit: @irnbru Twitter A.G. Barr recently confirmed the changes to the recipe that are in line with the government regulations on sugar. The sugary goodness will be reduced from 10.3g per 100ml to just 4.7g: great for our new year’s health kick, not so much for our taste buds. It’s supposed to be made with […]

A new arcade and ramen bar is coming to Glasgow!

The fact that another ramen restaurant is opening in Glasgow will hardly be ground-breaking news to local residents. With the likes of Ichiban, Ramen Dayo, and Temaki, the city can boast of having some of the best Japanese restaurants in Scotland. So, what makes R-CADE stand out from the crowd? Situated in the East End, […]

Figuring it out with Royal Blood

Ben Thatcher (left) and Mike Kerr Partying with purple painted toenails and dreams of driving a Rolls Royce – there’s more to Royal Blood than electrifying rock songs. Stepping on the Royal Blood rollercoaster the exhilarating ride of selling out arenas is not lost as drummer Ben Thatcher tells us. There are worse ways to […]

Freshers’ Week: Useful contacts

Whether you’re transporting yourself to a brand new city or staying put in your home town, freshers’ week is a really exciting time. You’re finding your feet, meeting new people, exploring an exciting new life – there’s nothing quite like it! But you might come up against a few challenges during your first year as […]

Freshers’ food: mastering the basics of the kitchen

Moving away from home for college or uni means you’ll be learning a lot of more than introduction to psychologic and molecular biology. There’s a lot of ‘life skills’ you’ll have to master too. Sorting your washing, contemplating ironing (then realising it’s easier to just hang things up carefully), making your own doctors appointments, remembering to lock […]

How to make the most of Freshers’ week

So you’ve met your conditions, your place in halls is secured and you already feel like you’re swamped with reading lists. But before classes start, you have to navigate the infamous Freshers’ week. To make it a little less daunting, we’ve compiled some helpful advice that we wish we’d known as fresh-faced 17-year-olds stepping foot […]

A letter to my first-year self…

Dear Saskia, First of all, congrats on getting into university. I know this is something you’ve wanted for a long time, so you must be very proud of yourself. I am writing to you because going to university can be tough, and unfortunately, I know it will be tough for you, so I hope this […]

Important Factors to Consider Before your First Year at University

Almero Student Mansions know a thing or two about student life – here’s their guide to get you through first year at university Getting ready for your first year at university is very exciting but there is also some work to do to get everything in place. Once you have been accepted for your course, preparing […]

A Guide to Renting Private Accommodation for New Students

Luxury student accommodation providers Collegiate offer some tips on finding the right place to stay at university Once you have decided where you are going to attend university, the next biggest decision will be choosing where to live. There are two main categories of accommodation to choose from – halls of residence and private. In this […]

NTK: Meningitis

If you’re heading off to uni this September, chances are you’re preoccupied thinking about your course, your flat, your flatmates – will you get on with them? – and your new surroundings. You’re not thinking about meningitis. Why would you be? Well, first year university students, especially those who move into halls of residence, are […]

Glasgow is not affordable for students

Setting off to university in Glasgow this year? Well, get saving team. The Royal Bank of Scotland student living index discovered that Glasgow is the least affordable city in the UK for students. Expensive It just so happens to also be one of the best student cities out there too. The study revealed that Glasgow […]

The best-value university towns in the UK

Want to head to uni but terrified it’ll leave you bankrupt? Fear not. The clever folk at Marbles.com have gone and figured out where it’s cheapest to study in the UK – and you’d be surprised by the results. Comparing vital student factors like the cost of rent on a weekly basis, the price for […]

The UK’s best social student cities

That time of the year is swiftly coming around again – which university are you going to choose? Obviously, the course and future career prospects are high up on the list – and so is nightlife, who you’re likely to meet and all the other cool/important stuff. Thankfully, the nice guys over at Globehunters have gone […]

The Most Obscure Societies at Scottish Universities

Clubs and societies are an essential part of student life at universities world-wide and reflect the variety of people who attend each one. For university applicants hoping to study in Scotland starting this September, the clubs and societies on offer at each university could affect the final decision they make. There are 15 universities in […]

The alternative UK university city league table

Today's agenda: stunningly beautiful yard and terribly distracting autumn #glasgowuniversity #november #inlovewithsun A post shared by Ann Malova (@damnit_ann) on Nov 4, 2016 at 6:40am PDT If you’re thinking about applying for higher education, there’s nothing wrong with aiming high. But before you fill out that UCAS application to Oxford or Cambridge, there are some things you […]

It’s Student Volunteering Week!

We all know helping others is good for your soul – but volunteering can also do wonders for your CV. And with this week being Student Volunteering Week there’s no better time to start lending a helping hand. The national campaign,  now in its 16th year, aims to raise awareness of the value of student volunteering. […]

Confessions of a ‘Mature’ Fresher

Self described ‘fresher skeptic’, Caitlin Fyffe,  shares with Source the fear and disappointment that comes with being a grown-up fresher.  I’ve just become a fresher at the ripe old age of 21. You may be thinking that’s not very old but apparently it’s old enough to be dubbed a “mature student” by a lecturer. According to Sainsbury’s, […]

Kim Kardashian got robbed – here’s how to protect your stuff

The top story on the DM this morning (c’mon, don’t pretend you don’t check it first thing too) announced that Kim Kardashian West had been robbed at gunpoint while staying in her private residence in Paris. The five robbers – who disguised themselves as police – allegedly made off with millions of pounds worth of jewellery. […]

Uni Open Days: Dos and Don’ts

I’ll be honest. I only went to one open day (incidentally the uni I ended up at) but I didn’t do a very good job. I flocked onto the train with the rest of my year, shuffled around Glasgow uni’s campus in my soaking wet ballet flats, picked up a free bag of goodies and […]

How to prepare for living in halls

Now that your UCAS application is off to the powers that be, your mind might be drifting towards where you’ll be next year. For some, that might mean leaving your family home and heading As if the thought of moving to a new city and starting university or college isn’t scary enough, along with it […]

Tips to battle homesickness

You’re all moved in and the term is in full swing but for some reason your ideal uni life isn’t falling perfectly into place as planned and you’re feeling a bit fed up! Flatmates can become pests, uni workloads can pile up and after one too many smoke alarm encounters you can discover that the […]

Brain food baking

Now that the new term has started, it’s important to keep in mind that it’s time to get your head down and start studying over those lecture notes or for your prelims later this year. Although that’s vital, there is one thing that’s maybe even more important (and definitely more interesting) than all the academics […]

The mistakes every fresher makes… and how to avoid them

The start of university is now upon us, which means new freshers straight out of high school or college ready to start their uni career. And with new intake comes the old mistakes many freshers before them have made. That’s why we thought we would help you out by listing some of the common mistakes made in […]

Packing for uni: personalise your room

If you’re doing some last-minute panic buying before heading off to college or uni, have a gander at the items we’ve pulled together to help you personalise your new bedroom. Head to Primark for cheap duvet covers that’ll liven up your magnolia home, and pick an accent colour for accessories – we went yellow, with […]

The 5 types of flatmates you’ll have in halls

Whether you’re in the process of moving your belongings into your university halls or you’re preparing for the big switch, here’s some characters to look out for in your halls of residence in your fresher year… The one you never see Halfway through fresher’s week, they emerge from the room you all assumed was the cleaner’s […]

STYLE BLOG: Fresher’s essentials

The start of a new academic year symbolises an opportunity to spruce up your wardrobe – you never know who you might be sitting next to in class! We’ve put together some essential items which will look good and go with anything.   Freshers essentials by sourcemagazine featuring wristwatches Topshop petite top £20 – topshop.com H M mini […]

Fresher’s Week: What I wish I’d known

Two weeks before I moved to Glasgow, my parents went on holiday without me for the first time. I took this as a challenge – a test run before the real thing. I learned how to use the washing machine and even attempted to iron some things, but nothing prepared me for the experience known […]

In defence of staying at home

My name’s Lindsay, and I moved out of my childhood home two months ago. I’m, er, 28. I was one of those students who apparently ‘didn’t get the full experience’, because I opted to stick around in my teenage bedroom over moving into halls when I went to university. But I wasn’t alone. These days, […]

Club Spotlight : Surfing! Meet people on your wavelength at uni

Starting uni and wondering what club to join for after-lecture fun? We’ve got a few ideas up our sleeves. This week, we shine the spotlight on the surf club… With weather like this, you’ll want to drop everything and jump on the next train to the coast. So why not learn a new sport to […]

Fresher’s To-Do List

Starting university or college this month? Fresher’s weeks are great opportunities to find out about your new study environment. Here are some pointers on what not to miss… Visit the Union The union will be your social hub. Most unions are a meeting place for groups and societies all over the uni and have loads […]

Student-friendly cooking

You get the shock of your life when you no longer have Chef Mum dishing up your dinner every night after school, but the classic combination takeaways, instant noodles and coffee is not the diet of kings. Cooking is a pretty handy skill to have – and, as Jamie Oliver once said, anyone can learn […]

Top 5 money saving tips for students

It’s the common stereotype that students everywhere are living off instant noodles and energy drinks – and, unfortunately, while this applies to a lot of students, it doesn’t need to. It can be a challenge to save money when you’re used to spending freely without thinking, but there are many great way to cut back on your spending without […]

Common student health problems (and how to beat them)

Let’s be honest – there’s nothing worse than being sick, and at this time of year, illness is rife. While sometimes we’d all we’re all welcome a sick day with open arms – usually when there’s a double maths lesson involved – but overall? It sucks. One of the worst things about being a student […]

Fresher’s: getting off on the right foot

Lectures, socialising, moving out, studying… You’re about to start college or uni, and there’s so much to think about! So how do you make sure you get the right balance of studying and socialising and make the best first impression in the next stage in your life? Student Laura Brown has prepared a guide to […]

The Evolution of Flatmates

You’ve read countless internet forums on what to take to university and you’re ready to become the social butterfly that you were always meant to be. Read on to prepare for the next stage and help your flat-sharing resemble more Happy Families than Jeremy Kyle… September: Fresher Fever Fresher’s week is a beautiful time. A […]

A letter to my fresher self…

The countdown is on – in just a matter of weeks, thousands of Scots will be leaving their memories of sixth year behind them as they stride onwards and upwards university and life as a fresher. So what do you need to know before you head onto the next stage in your life? Recent graduate Kirsty […]

Six Essential Apps for Surviving Your Studies

Make the most of your smartphone and get organised for the new educational year with these handy apps…   Pocket Bookmarking is great but it’s easy to be lazy, hit the button and never go back and check on the site you oh-so-carefully saved. Here is where Pocket comes in. Save web articles from your […]