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Zoom university: quantity isn’t a replacement for quality

13th November 2020

Michelle Osborne argues that lecturers piling up the workload with online classes is hurting students more than it helps. While doing my daily scroll on Facebook, I came across a GlasKnow post about one of my courses: “I don’t believe for a second that in any other year History 2 had this much workload,” was ...


Vent to views

11th November 2020

Your questions answered by our Views Editors.  Content Warning: Binge eating, disordered eating  I’m a first year and during Fresher’s Week I got into a relationship – like an actual boyfriend and girlfriend relationship. I would never have imagined myself in this situation, mainly because I always thought of first year being the year of ...


Fighting pandemic fatigue: we can’t get complacent

10th November 2020

It’s tempting to abandon pandemic precautions, but we have to resist the urge.  When the first few cases reached Scottish shores, my partner and I began shielding informally, just a week before they officially called lockdown. He’s high risk, I’m hyper-vigilant by nature; it made sense. I quickly developed the habit of calling on my ...


Yes, you’re allowed to be mad right now

10th November 2020

We can only keep calm and carry on for so long. “I cannot believe people are complaining so much. All we’re being asked to do is sit on the couch and watch Netflix! Think about when people had to go through during the war!” This is something that I have heard repeatedly over the last ...


Spare a thought for shielders

10th November 2020

Katherine Prentice reflects on how difficult lockdown was as a shielder and why asking high-risk people to remain inside is a bad idea. Seemingly ever-changing and ever-more confusing restrictions related to the current pandemic have been wearing most of us down lately. Feeling so restricted and constantly having to readjust is hard. It may seem ...


Lockdown and loss: processing grief during a pandemic

10th November 2020

How has the pandemic affected the way that we grieve? Tara Gandhi shares her personal experience. Lockdown feels like it was a lifetime ago. Watching Tiger King, making that whipped coffee and entertaining the idea of learning Tik Tok dances could not be further from the situation we’re in now. The passage of time throughout ...


Editorial: Pausing to give thanks

6th November 2020

In their November editorial, Holly and Jordan pause to give thanks after a turbulent year.  In the UK, Thanksgiving can feel like an alien concept to us. After all, what’s a British Christmas without bitching about your family to your uni friends, complaining about Boris Johnson over the dinner table (which will definitely set off ...


The hijacking of #BeKind

2nd November 2020

Views Columnist Rachel Campbell highlights the hypocrisy that often accompanies the use of #BeKind.  The #BeKind movement arose in response to the death of presenter Caroline Flack, to encourage both individuals and the wider media to think before posting comments which could be detrimental to those on the receiving end. Caroline Flack had posted to ...


A new reality without the arts?

2nd November 2020

Christy O’Hanlon discusses the government’s lack of provisions and support for those in creative industries throughout the pandemic.  I imagine Rishi Sunak, throughout all those months during that dreary lockdown beginning in April, passing his spare time with a chuckle as he looked at a blank television screen. Scratching his head to ponder a thought ...


The Scottish Tories U-turn on free tuition fees isn’t fooling anyone

1st November 2020

Can a leopard truly change its spots? Or is this a thinly veiled attempt to win young votes from the SNP? In 2008, the SNP made higher education completely free for Scottish and EU students. Since 2007, the Scottish Tories have opposed this policy. So, it came as a surprise when Douglas Ross MP, the ...