Coronavirus



The road(map) not taken

2nd March 2021

Johnson and Sturgeon took two very different approaches to announcing their lockdown easing roadmaps, but which was right? Boris Johnson and Nicola Sturgeon have both announced their roadmaps for easing restrictions, a welcome hint towards a post-Covid world as we near the anniversary of the beginning of the first lockdown. Yet, the two announcements took ...


Students studying abroad in Scotland report positive experience in spite of Covid-19

27th February 2021

 At a time when students may be feeling particularly isolated, a selection of international students expressed their satisfaction with Scotland. A Scotland.org survey found that, in general, students studying abroad in Scotland during Covid-19 have found it to be a positive experience. An influx of 50,000 international students from over 150 countries come to Scotland ...


University continues making a profit despite pandemic

24th February 2021

The news of the University’s financial success comes at a time when tensions across the UK are continuing to rise between university institutions and students. A report of the University of Glasgow’s finances for the 2019/20 academic year shows the University made a profit of £45.7m after taxes and other expenses were calculated. Despite concerns ...


Dentistry students required to repeat an academic year

23rd February 2021

Dental students will be subsidised with a bursary of up to £6,750 to cover the costs of this decision. All Scottish dental students will be forced to repeat a year of their studies because of the interruption of practical teaching due to Covid-19. This affects all dental students at the universities of Glasgow, Dundee, and ...


Time to call Father Christmas!

21st December 2020

With the madness of Covid and 2020, Santa’s grotto is going online. 2020 has seen many dreams smashed into tiny pieces, but many companies throughout the UK are working hard behind the scenes to ensure that children still have the chance to believe in the magic of Christmas. This year, Santa is taking to Zoom, ...


When will you get vaccinated?

18th December 2020

Keir Smith explains why students may need to wait a while to receive the Covid-19 vaccination. A new horizon seems to be upon us regarding the fight against Covid-19. The emergence of a host of vaccines reaching the trial phase presents the much-needed opportunity to return to normal. This is an important milestone for a ...


Endless news consumption doesn’t benefit any of us

15th December 2020

There is such a thing as too much news. Some days, keeping up with the news can feel like you’re drowning. In our age of information, the “bad stuff” can feel inescapable – 86% of us reach for our phones within an hour of waking up, 33% within five minutes. The news is no longer ...


Self love and sex toys in the time of isolation

15th December 2020

It’s a long winter if you don’t have anyone to warm you up – so why not heat up the bedroom on your own? The first time I ever bought and used a sex toy I had just had a terrible breakup. It was a little bullet vibrator which cost about a tenner, but it ...


Lockdown… but at what cost?

10th December 2020

Writer Joseph Holland argues that constant lockdowns aren’t a valid solution to the pandemic. But at what cost? That’s the story of coronavirus. The tragic loss of life, liberty, and livelihoods throughout 2020 is too much to begin to quantify. One thing which is for certain is that nobody could ever have predicted that the ...


Legal bid to force universities to pay tuition fee refunds due to Covid-19 launched

4th December 2020

This bid is being fuelled by the argument that the education that students receive has suffered due to changes made in response to the Covid-19 outbreak. A legal bid aiming to get university students refunds for their tuition fees due to the changes in teaching formats required because of Covid-19 restrictions was launched on Friday ...