2020 October



What sport means to me

12th October 2020

Adam Paton gives us his take on University sport, and how it may be an ideal coping mechanism for these trying times. Last academic year, almost 40,000 students in Scotland were members of at least one sports club at university or college. Whether competitive or recreational, as an individual or as part of a team, ...


Room for improvement for palliative care in Scottish hospitals

12th October 2020

Marie Curie and University of Glasgow call for improved care of terminally ill patients. Marie Curie and the University of Glasgow have criticised the care and experience of people dying in hospitals, calling for improved action. A report into Scottish hospitals made by the two organisations has determined that the palliative care offered in hospitals ...


Gender reveal or genital reveal?

12th October 2020

Etumu Schoster considers whether gender reveal parties are a cute celebration or an outdated trend. Earlier this month, a Californian firefighter died battling flames started by a gender reveal party – but debates around the practice have been explosive long before that. When looking at the picture recently shown on The Today Show with Trevor ...


Local MSP Sandra White calls for rethink on replacing furlough scheme

12th October 2020

Her statement comes as businesses warn of job losses coming this Christmas. Sandra White, Scottish National party MSP for Glasgow Kelvin, has released a statement on her official website criticising the UK government on its decision to withdraw the furlough scheme on 31 October. Her criticism comes amid announcements from companies in Glasgow Kelvin warning ...


Researchers say group learning pods can help children

12th October 2020

Study shows five families can form “learning pods” if schools close again. University of Glasgow’s Institute of Health and Wellbeing have created the “Scottish Model for Safe Education” with four Scottish Borders primary schools.  The study highlights the immense pressure that parents were under during the lockdown that began in March 2020, and suggests in ...


Food on Film: Tarantino’s bona fide buffet of visual gastronomy

12th October 2020

The first entry in our Food on Film series, covering the significance of food on-screen. Few filmmakers have proven as able to spin their cinematic obsessions into masterpieces as Quentin Tarantino has. His ideas about violence in modern society will give film fanatics plenty to chatter about for decades to come; those of baser interests ...


Another bump in the road

12th October 2020

With fresh government restrictions being regularly re-introduced, it’s crucial that we adopt measures where possible that help us convene safely and allow society to retain a sense of normality On 4 October 2020, elite athletes took part in the annual London Marathon after it was originally scheduled to be held on 26 April. The 40th ...


Lockdown sees smoking decreased but an increase in alcohol consumption and psychological distress

12th October 2020

A study led by the University of Glasgow has analysed trends during early lockdown. A recently published study led by the University of Glasgow has shown that during the Covid-19 lockdown saw alcohol consumption increase, whilst smoking declined. The study analysed trends in mental health and changes in associated behaviours during the first month of ...


Majority of student paramedics living below the poverty line

11th October 2020

Students claim a lack of financial support from the Scottish government is to blame. Two in three paramedic students have claimed they struggle to put food on the table due to a lack of financial assistance.  A survey carried out by campaign group Pay Student Paramedics found that over 80% struggle to make ends meet ...


Partick Thistle Women hire current men’s first team player as manager

11th October 2020

Partick Thistle striker Brian Graham takes the role of first team manager for the women’s side whilst still playing for the men’s side. In a move that has certainly raised eyebrows across women’s football, Maryhill’s Partick Thistle announced men’s first team striker, Brian Graham, as the new women’s first team manager for the upcoming season ...