covid-19



UofG study finds lower socioeconomic status correlates with higher Covid-19 risk

19th April 2022

The study is the first to look at Covid-19 risk level with both socioeconomic status and lifestyle factors. A recent study led by the University of Glasgow has found that unhealthy lifestyles correlate with increased risk of severe Covid-19, with risks even higher among those low on the socioeconomic ladder. The study is the first ...


The consequences of inaccessible Covid-19 tests

28th February 2022

The University of Glasgow needs to find a way to make lateral flow tests more accessible to its students.  I have always been fond of checking my mailbox to see if I got a new postcard, letter or new stamp to add to my collection. I have been doing this since I was 16 years ...


How to cross borders, post-Brexit and post-Covid-19

17th November 2021

Claire Thomson navigates through the complicated border crossings we face after Brexit and Covid-19. Travelling abroad has never been the most straightforward thing in the world, but it definitely wasn’t as much of a nightmare as it is nowadays. For the majority of countries in Europe, Brexit did not make a massive difference to short ...


Covid-19: An illness or an inconvenience?

22nd October 2021

How have attitudes towards Covid-19 changed from the start of the pandemic to now? Covid-19 will not be eradicated for a long time, forcing us to integrate safety procedures into daily life as things begin to “open up”. Even with the protection of the vaccination programme we still must act cautiously. However, student attitudes towards ...


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 ...


What the Rangers celebration in George Square really means

25th April 2021

With Rangers fans breaching Covid-19 guidelines to celebrate the end of a taxing nine years, questions must be asked regarding violence associated with Scottish football as fans wreak havoc on the streets of Glasgow. On 7 March, hundreds of Rangers fans encroached upon Glasgow’s historic George Square, where they showed their city pride by destroying ...


New report on student experiences in the pandemic released

5th April 2021

Two-thirds of students feel their mental health has been negatively impacted, compared to only 14% who cite positive benefits. Two thirds of students feel their mental health has been negatively impacted during the Covid-19 pandemic, new research has found.  This data comes from a recent report produced by the Higher Education Policy titled: “Students’ views ...


The ethical decisions behind Covid-19

25th February 2021

There are not always the resources to treat everybody, so who should be saved? We are living not only in a climate crisis, a health crisis, and an economic crisis: we also have the less mainstream ethical crisis to contend with of choosing who and what gets treated during this pandemic. The ethics of healthcare ...


Twelve days of Covid-mas

19th December 2020

On the twelfth month of Covid, Boris gave to me… Among all of 2020’s crazy events, the impact of Covid-19 has taken centre stage of every news bulletin. Even Brexit has been overshadowed in the British media by the government’s chaotic handling of the pandemic, giving us plenty to reflect on at the end of ...