Coronavirus



High levels of anxiety and PTSD found among nurses and care staff dealing with Covid-19

21st October 2020

Glasgow’s Dr David MacTaggart estimates 43% of Northern Italy’s care staff have been left with moderate to severe symptoms of anxiety and PTSD working during the pandemic. A recent study has revealed high levels of anxiety and PTSD amongst nursing and care home staff resulting from dealing with Covid-19.  In the first detailed on the ...


NUS calls for additional support for students isolating

5th October 2020

Calls for consideration for student health and wellbeing have been made following the rise in numbers of students self-isolating. The National Union of Students Scotland (NUS Scotland) has made a call for additional support to be in place for students self-isolating. Matt Crilly, the NUS Scotland president, made a statement on the matter: “It is ...


Students in Isolation

2nd October 2020

Views Editor Hailie Pentleton considers the impact of isolation on this year’s freshers.  As Murano and Cairncross residents enter their second week of self-isolation, there is a lot to be said about who is to blame for the current pandemonium. Last week, 172 University of Glasgow students were confirmed to have contracted Covid-19. Subsequently, around ...


Rector candidate Junaid Ashraf says University has fallen short to support students

1st October 2020

Ashraf released a video statement on Facebook advising students to support one another and collect through the student bodies and societies. Candidate for Rector Junaid Ashraf has released a statement accusing the University of Glasgow of “falling short” to support students during the Covid-19 pandemic. Releasing a statement on his Facebook page (Junaid Ashraf, University ...


FAKE NEWS ALERT: Covid-19 leaflets spreading false information invade campus

30th September 2020

The Glasgow Guardian can report leaflets of misinformation were being handed out to students on library hill on 29 September. Leaflets with misinformation regarding Covid-19 have been handed out on campus, The Glasgow Guardian can report. The leaflets, which The Glasgow Guardian has obtained a digital copy of, contains false information about the ongoing pandemic ...


“Significant” support announced for students in halls of residence

26th September 2020

The University has announced the measures it will be taking to provide students residing in halls with support, including one month’s rent rebate and £50 for supplies. The University has announced “significant” extra support measures for students in halls of residence. The measures include a four-week rebate of rent for all students, £50 credited for ...


UCU condemns approach of Universities Scotland guidance which “blames students”

26th September 2020

The guidance introduces a new yellow and red card system to discipline students. The University and College Union (UCU) has condemned the approach of Universities Scotland guidance which they say “blames students” for Covid-19 spikes. In response to a dramatic rise in Covid-19 cases on campuses across the country, including 172 confirmed at the University ...


Speaking to the students at the centre of the Glasgow University outbreak

24th September 2020

We speak to students isolating at Cairncross House and Murano Street Student Village to find out what it’s really been like. As of yesterday, 124 students at the University of Glasgow have tested positive for coronavirus, and 600 students are currently self-isolating. The outbreak is currently affecting students living at the Murano Street Student Village ...


Police disperse street parties at Murano halls

23rd September 2020

University tells The Glasgow Guardian those caught breaking the rules will face disciplinary action. Multiple freshers’ parties in the University of Glasgow’s Murano student village have been broken up by police over the past week for violating Scottish government guidelines on social gatherings. Due to numerous violations of the rules, with parties spilling out onto ...


A tale of two cities: the Glasgow and Aberdeen local lockdowns

23rd September 2020

Writer Dorota Dziki takes to twitter to understand difference between the Glasgow and Aberdeen local lockdowns. At the beginning of March, the coronavirus lockdown flipped our lives upside down, and in August and September, just as we were adjusting to our new reality and appreciating the re-opening of our favourite shops, pubs and restaurants, Aberdeen ...