Student Columns

Embark on a journey of exploration and insight with our monthly student columns at Glass!

Written by talented minds from QUT, these columns are windows into the diverse worlds that captivate our student writers. From deep-cutting insights to artistic expressions, from thought-provoking societal critiques to personal tales of triumph, each column is a unique showcase of what drives our peers.

Join us as we celebrate the power of student voices, offering fresh perspectives and captivating stories from within the QUT community. Discover the heart and intellect of QUT students through their engaging columns, and be inspired to explore your own curiosities along the way.



UnSEXpected is a Glass column dedicated to the things we learn about sex and intimacy through conversations with friends. If you have any unique, funny or interesting stories you’d like to share, please get in touch! This column is a fun, safe and diverse space.

The Scrapbook Guide to Surviving University


This column is brought to you by a second-year writing and film student, who is hoping to save those of you who are struggling with surviving university. The column is devoted to inspiring, motivating, and providing endless support to anyone who needs it, and you can find it all in Glassie’s very own scrapbook. 



WYRDO is a Glass column obsessed with finding the weirdest kinds of literature available! From not-quite-infinite poetry to unbound books and beyond, this is the place for the most deranged writing you’ve (probably) never heard of. 

Grit and Gravel


‘Grit and Gravel’ is a Glass column that delivers you the daily dialogue you hear circling around your social cliques. Alike friendly discussion, it offers holistic opinions to better understand this strange life that we live. 

How to Slive During a Cozzie Livs

Tione Zylstra

‘How to Slive during a Cozzie Livs’ is a column focused on bringing you the ways to live your best life as a broke uni student.

Creature Comforts


With tales about the everyday lives of interesting organisms, we look into how important they are to their local ecology.

Ritualistic Self-Caring


In her monthly column, Jacinta trials new self-care rituals and other forms of bettering yourself, and reports back to us with her experiences. Her goal is to make free forms of self-care that have lasting positive effects more well known and approachable to students and readers alike. 

You Won’t Finish Reading This Article


“You Won’t Finish Reading This Article” is a column focused on YOU and the device you are holding in your hand right now. This piece of glass has changed the world, and it may have changed the way we think.  

Want to be a Student Columnist?

Join the Conversation! Become a Student Columnist 🎙️

Are you a passionate student at QUT with a unique perspective on the world? Do you have a burning desire to share your thoughts, insights, and interests with our vibrant community? We invite you to join our team of esteemed student columnists!

As a student columnist at Glass, you’ll have the chance to shine a spotlight on the topics that matter most to you. Whether you’re a budding scientist, an artist with a vision, a keen observer of society, or anything in between – your voice deserves to be heard.

Share your passion, sharpen your writing skills, and inspire fellow students through thought-provoking articles that will captivate our readers every month. Don’t miss this chance to showcase your expertise and be a part of the dynamic conversations taking place within our QUT community.

Ready to make your mark? Drop us a line at with a brief introduction and the area you’re excited to explore in your columns. Let’s embark on a journey of discovery and enlightenment together!

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