Covid



Pedalling through the pandemic

9th January 2021

Sports reporter Claire explores different ways we can venture on cycling holidays. The Covid-19 lockdown caused an explosion in bicycle sales, increasing cycling in the UK by as much as 200%. This means that the concept of a cycling holiday, or bicycle touring as it is otherwise known, is certainly one that will attract many ...


It’s okay to stay in this holiday season

24th December 2020

There’s still plenty of ways to enjoy Christmas during Covid. Sorry, Halloween lovers — Christmas will always reign supreme in my heart. Is it the feeling of coming in from a cold, dark winter’s night, putting on your pyjamas, and watching Love, Actually for the hundredth time? Maybe the jolt of excitement you feel whenever ...


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 ...


Should we be giving anti-vaxxers a platform?

7th December 2020

With announcement of potential Covid-19 vaccines, our Science and Tech Columnist Sofia considers whether giving anti-vaxxers a platform is dangerous.  We are nearing the Holy Grail. Getting closer to the legendary treasure. We have potential vaccines against Covid-19. Our prayers have finally been answered!  Well, not everyone’s. Despite being in a prolonged pandemic, there are ...


How to make pals in a pandemic

27th October 2020

Caitlin Martin offers some advice on making friends at university amid restrictions. In normal times, starting university is a magical rite of passage full of opportunities to meet those lifelong uni friends you were promised. Freshers’ Week is portrayed as the ultimate coming of age sequence, with the promise that those first few days away ...


The University failed freshers by not having an outbreak plan

16th October 2020

You hardly needed a crystal ball to predict that Covid cases would increase when students moved into halls, so shouldn’t the University have had a plan from the beginning? Every student who has ever been a fresher in halls knows that, sometimes, they’re not all that great. Not only have you just moved in with ...


Imposter syndrome: games to enjoy during quarantine

15th October 2020

Spaceship murders and battle-royale physics-fun are both perfect ways to link up with buddies during Covid-19. Recently, talking with the manager of a West End supermarket, I was told that their higher-ups in London are so convinced that another lockdown is on the cards that shops have already begun to stockpile toilet paper. This made ...


The race to the cure

14th October 2020

As the world races to find a vaccine for Covid-19, we must remember the safety precautions necessary for new medications. Many races have been held over time in the world, from the competitions held during the ancient Olympic Games in Greece, to the race to the moon. Who knew there would be a race in ...


Students organise against the University’s mishandling of Covid-19

9th October 2020

Students across the country have been organising campaigns against rent and inadequate support from universities. Hundreds of students across the UK have been told to self-isolate since starting university only two weeks ago. Last week, the University of Glasgow revealed that there had been an outbreak of Covid-19 among students residing in student halls in ...


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 ...