covid 19



‘We’re in a global pandemic!’ – but students still have deadlines

9th April 2021

We’re bombarded with people telling us to take it easy in the current circumstances, but what if you still have commitments and deadlines to complete? Anyone with access to social media in the last year will be well aware of both extremes of the pandemic productivity narrative. At the beginning of the outbreak, toxic productivity ...


QMU launch new service ‘QMUnity’

29th March 2021

QMUnity hopes to provide socialising, friendship and wellbeing opportunities as lockdown restrictions are lifted. The Queen Margaret Union (QMU) has launched a new student charitable service called “QMUnity”. Described as a “socialisation” service, it will be run by students, for students. There will be a number of volunteers led by the charity and campaigns convenor, ...


University under fire for giving higher-paid staff a larger Covid-19 bonus

26th March 2021

Staff on the lowest salaries will receive the least. The University of Glasgow has faced a Twitter backlash as the University’s “Covid bonus” for staff results in the highest earners receiving the greatest cut.  Former rector, Aamer Anwar, reveals the staff bonus will vary depending on your current salary, with the lowest earners receiving £250 ...


Error 404: internet not found

2nd March 2021

To tackle digital deprivation, Sophia Smith argues that the university should provide WiFi access for students separated from campus. Like many others I’m currently studying at home, missing my West End flat. The privacy and adultness of it all seems like a distant memory. I’m starting to forget what the reading room looks like, and ...


How to wipe out humanity

9th February 2021

Covid-19 may not kill us all, but we’re not completely safe. Over the last 13 months, the world has become engrossed in the tragedy of the Covid-19 pandemic. Now, as we enter 2021, we are in the third year during which this virus has shaped and shifted the very foundations of our society. As I ...


New Year, New Glasgow University

1st February 2021

UofG has a lot of growing to do this year. As we step into the first days and weeks of a new year, it’s customary to pause and take stock of our lives, to look inward, and decide which habits we wish to shed and which we want to continue, and in doing so we ...


MRC-Glasgow CVR to have Covid-19 drug screening and resistance hub with new project named CRUSH

29th January 2021

Located at the Garscube campus, CRUSH (Covid-19 Drug-Screening and Resistance Hub) hopes to be a key player in the research of pharmaceuticals effective against Covid-19. A Covid-19 drug screening and resistance hub, costing £2.5m, is to be created at the MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research (CVR). The hub, which will be located on ...


Is this the end of the cinematic experience?

30th December 2020

With the recent closure of Cineworld and Picturehouse cinemas, many are asking the horrifying question: is this the end of the cinema industry? My gut answer to this question is no, I do not think this will be the end of cinemas. Cinemas offer a unique viewing experience that cannot be mimicked. I think that ...


Christmas dinner: delivered

21st December 2020

These restaurants ship Christmas right to your door. The coronavirus pandemic has turned the country upside down, and has forced us to find new ways to celebrate the big occasions. This Christmas, many people will be spending the festive season alone or in smaller groups, and questioning whether the hassle of preparing and cooking a ...


The immunity issue with coronavirus

20th December 2020

With all this talk about vaccines, Sofia Della Sala discusses immunity in people who have already had Covid-19. There has been a lot of talk lately about our immunity towards Covid-19 and the antibodies associated with it. Before we get into the nitty-gritty of the topic, let’s quickly define what antibodies are and why we ...