Science & Tech



What does the pledge about methane mean?

4th November 2021

Writer Kaitlyn Whitsitt discusses the methane pledge at COP26, its problems, and the importance of reducing global emissions of this less-talked-about greenhouse gas. On 18 September, the European Commission published a press release announcing the Global Methane Pledge, which was presented at the Major Economies Forum the day before. At that date, the plan surrounding ...


What’s going on with COP26?

3rd November 2021

Science & Tech Editor Matt Laing gives us a brief overview of what COP26 is, and what the discussions occurring over this fortnight will involve, with regular coverage to follow. Held from 31 October to 12 November, Glasgow is playing host to the UN Global Climate Change Conference – number 26. For nearly two weeks ...


The perils of poaching: is it eliminating the ecosystem?

21st October 2021

Whether for paychecks, power, or pleasure, poaching has serious implications for us all. What kind of person enjoys hunting, killing, and capturing wild animals for fun, for money, or for sport? It wouldn’t be me. Yet, for some reason, poaching persists as a pertinent problem, worldwide. Thousands of species of animals – from elephants and ...


The tests you don’t need to study for

15th October 2021

Health scares and pharmacy trips: what do we test for, and how does it work? “Getting tested” is a hot topic just now, given that none of us can escape Covid-19 and the constant threat of isolation, but what other tests should we be aware of, why are they relevant to us, and how can ...


Surely chasing fears can’t be… fun?

13th October 2021

Science & Tech Editor Matt Laing discusses why thrill-seeking isn’t so “crazy” after all. What is it with those bunch of nutters trekking across crazy landscapes to hurl themselves off cliffs, as a means of “exploration”? It may be a fair question, but one that annoys me as a self-professed adventure sports addict. For most ...


Demystifying the UN climate report

21st September 2021

The UN issues its latest report outlining the severity of climate change and the implications on the whole of humanity. On the morning of Sunday 8th August, flooded villages and jet setting holiday-makers alike awoke to gut-wrenching news: the UN had issued its latest and most drastic findings on climate change. The report outlined an ...


Climate, Covid, and Christianity

21st September 2021

One writer’s perspective on the age-old debate. Moving to university is one of the biggest single events in most students’ lives. It is a time for discovering new ideas and learning about yourself and how your value system operates. With an estimated 66% of practising Christians leaving their faith for a year or more between ...


Proceed with caution: avoiding Covid this freshers’ week

15th September 2021

Writer Emma Duncan discusses how to navigate the lack of Covid restrictions this freshers’ week Last year, Murano Street Student Village lived up to its architectural profile: a prison. 600 freshers were self-isolating by the second week of the academic year and it had become apparent that the government asking students nicely to obey social ...


Zoom-free Fridays for all!

30th April 2021

We are all feeling Zoom fatigue – maybe it’s time to take a break. One thing we can say for certain is that Zoom has been the saving grace of this pandemic. It has allowed us to continue to live a somewhat normal life whether that is studying, working, or socialising. However, over a year ...


NFTs: what are they good for?

27th April 2021

NFTs could be a saviour for future art but contribute to climate change and the worst of capitalism. The virtual world is difficult to navigate at the best of times, and with the rapid pace of evolution that modern technology undergoes nowadays, it is near impossible to keep up to date with the latest trends. ...