5 places for Glasgow freshers to visit this week

As Freshers Week comes to a close, the excitement of starting uni, maybe even moving to a new city, is starting to wear off. But just because classes start next week, it doesn’t mean the fun has to stop. Here are a few student loan-friendly ways to spend your free time in Glasgow, if you’re […]

Competition Time: Win a uni bundle from Croydex

Get student accommodation ready with this amazing competition from Croydex… This year Croydex has a fantastic bundle lined up for one lucky winner! To enter you must be following either their Twitter, Facebook or Instagram account (or all three to enter multiple times!), share their competition post, and details which university or college you’ll be […]

Travel, teach, and earn money by doing TEFL on your gap year

If you’re interested in travel and want to get paid for it, you should consider teaching English overseas. It’s a great way to see the world, make money and boost your CV. We talk to TEFL Org UK about what’s on offer. There are paid and voluntary positions available all over the globe; from central and South America […]

The Big Interview: Julia Michaels

Breathy vocals, slow beats, raw lyrics with simple chord changes… Issues was one of the major anthems of 2017 that struck a chord with its honesty.

The Psychedelic and Free-Wheelin’ Turbowolf

Turbowolf is a band hard to pin down. Musically they’ve been called everything from metal to rock to punk to psychedelia and the band’s always changing sound is what has gained them a devoted fanbase.

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.

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

The Americans hit Glasgow

Originally from Los Angeles, The Americans are an old school rock n’ roll band with a distinctly contemporary feel.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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 2017

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 […]

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 […]