Coronavirus



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 ...


49% of UofG students do not plan on getting a lateral flow Covid-19 test

3rd December 2020

The survey also found that 40% of students felt they didn’t understand how the process of lateral flow testing worked. A survey conducted by The Glasgow Guardian has found that 49% of students are not planning on getting the lateral flow Covid-19 tests offered by the University this winter. The survey questioned 100 students about ...


Freshers 2020: Why I came anyway

28th November 2020

A first year’s outlook into whether starting university this year was worthwhile. For every new student in 2020, one thing has been made abundantly clear: this year is NOT normal. Starting off my university experience amidst a pandemic is something I would have never dreamed I’d be doing, yet here I am! However, it’s obvious ...


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 ...


University of Glasgow study finds that lockdown has had a ‘major impact’ on mental health

8th November 2020

Over a quarter of adults experienced mild to severe depressive symptoms, a 20% increase from pre-Covid-19 lockdown. Research led by the University of Glasgow has shown that lockdown has a profound effect on mental health, with the most devastating impact being caused in the first six weeks.  The study, which assessed over 3000 adults via ...