2020 April



Glasgow and Dundee team up to step up fight against coronavirus

23rd April 2020

  Ollie Rudden Deputy News Editor The Universities of Glasgow and Dundee have united to use their resources in the fight against COVID-19 Scientists at the Universities of Glasgow and Dundee have teamed up to develop biological tools to study COVID-19 and combat the virus together.  The Medical Research Council Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit ...


Slave Free Campus

23rd April 2020

Rachel Stamford News Editor Universities need to tackle modern slavery head on. Euan Healey was at a conference last August hosted by Just Love, an organisation for Christian students who are passionate about social justice, when he wondered what he could do to help those in need. Healey, a second-year History and Politics student at ...


Glasgow University to host major Covid-19 testing facility

13th April 2020

Ollie Rudden Deputy News Editor The University is teaming up with Public Health Scotland to combat the virus. The University has announced that it will host a Covid-19 testing facility within the city in a move to help the UK and Scottish Governments and the NHS fight the spread of the coronavirus. This facility comes ...


Exams 2020 will be the most stressful yet

13th April 2020

Elspeth Macintosh Writer Elspeth Macintosh explains why this year’s exams will be the toughest yet. Exams are arguably one of the most stressful components of any student’s time at university. But with classes being suspended early and a national lockdown underway, this stress is amplified and could cause significant damage to the physical and mental ...


£5m hardship fund for Scottish students announced

13th April 2020

Ollie Rudden Deputy News Editor The £5m emergency financial support is to help students struggling with the Covid-19 lockdown. A £5m package of emergency financial support is being made available for Scottish students who are facing hardship during the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. This £5m package also includes an additional £2.2m Scotland’s Higher Education (HE) Discretionary ...


Online festival celebrated the power of reading and writing during Covid-19

12th April 2020

Clara Punsita Ritthikarn Reporter The festival attracted over 200 authors across the country. More than 200 authors across the country participated in the first virtual international literature festival from 27 March to 11 April to celebrate the power of writing and reading during the Covid-19 public health crisis. Dr Carolyn Jess-Cooke, a multi-awarding winning author ...


QMU postpones their annual general meeting.

11th April 2020

Jordan Hunter Deputy News Editor While the Union has confirmed they do not intend on hosting the AGM until the lockdown order is ceased, they have yet to set a predicted date for when it will occur. Amidst the Covid-19 crisis, QMU has elected to postpone their annual general meeting.  QMU President Courtney Hughes said, ...


Online Youth Skillshare programme to host virtual workshops during Covid-19

11th April 2020

Francesca Di Fazio Reporter Young people as young as 14 years old are able to sign up for the free online workshops. Grassroots network Young Friends of the Earth Scotland will host a series of online workshops from 13 to 26 April to share and discuss activism skills and strategies during the Covid-19 lockdown. The ...


Lent for the modern-day Christian

10th April 2020

  Hannah Patterson Views Editor  In the modern world, is the true meaning of Lent lost? For those of you who don’t know, Lent is a religious observance undertaken by (most) Christian religions, although most people will associate it strongly with Catholics. It lasts for 40 days, starting with Ash Wednesday and ending with Holy ...


COP26: Making grey Glasgow green

5th April 2020

Erin Fowler Writer COP26 can only better Glasgow’s already great environmental success. Glasgow is preparing to host the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in November this year. The conferences aim to bring together over 3,000 delegates made up of heads of state, climate experts, and campaigners in order to agree ...