pandemic



Stop comparing life-taking events to the Holocaust

10th April 2021

Is it fair to compare things like the pandemic to the Holocaust? Maybe not.  Antisemitism occurs in subtle ways. One of the most common examples? Comparing everything to the Holocaust.  Over the past year, I have seen many posts on social media about humanitarian crises such as the pandemic, the Black Lives Matter movement, and ...


‘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 ...


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 ...


It only took a pandemic to feel like me

30th March 2021

This past year has allowed for much needed improvements in the realm of accessibility. Our columnist Haneul Lee reflects on the opportunities that the pandemic has created for her.  As a student who has had multiple permanent disabilities all my life, and one who is attending one of the oldest universities in Scotland, you can ...


Shop workers experienced increased abuse from customers during Covid-19 pandemic

26th March 2021

88% of retail workers experience verbal abuse and 60% threatened by customers according to figures from USDAW. Shop workers, a part-time job held by many students to support their studies, have experienced increased abuse on the job during the Covid-19 pandemic according to figures from trade union USDAW (Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers). ...


Translating artworks into the language of gastronomy

28th February 2021

 Artistic appetizers at the Uffizi Gallery. Although various forms of technology have increasingly been applied by cultural heritage institutions, the Covid-19 pandemic has sent them further into the digital space where all of us, whether we like it or not, are living at the moment. Among many galleries and museums worldwide, the Uffizi Gallery in ...


Students studying abroad in Scotland report positive experience in spite of Covid-19

27th February 2021

 At a time when students may be feeling particularly isolated, a selection of international students expressed their satisfaction with Scotland. A Scotland.org survey found that, in general, students studying abroad in Scotland during Covid-19 have found it to be a positive experience. An influx of 50,000 international students from over 150 countries come to Scotland ...


Review: Malcolm & Marie

26th February 2021

Robin Fodor reviews the drama set over the course of one night, filmed during the pandemic. John David Washington, last seen by people who like that sort of thing in Christopher Nolan’s failed attempt to save cinema, Tenet, joins the surname-less Zendaya: they are Malcolm and Marie. Malcolm is a film director, not unlike Malcolm ...


Alcohol sales in Britain fell during the initial lockdown period, Glasgow study finds

25th February 2021

The study was conducted by the University of Glasgow in conjunction with Public Health Scotland. A joint study by the University of Glasgow and Public Health Scotland found that alcohol sales of pure alcohol per adult fell by 6% during the period between mid-March and mid-July 2020. Although there was a rise in the amount ...


University continues making a profit despite pandemic

24th February 2021

The news of the University’s financial success comes at a time when tensions across the UK are continuing to rise between university institutions and students. A report of the University of Glasgow’s finances for the 2019/20 academic year shows the University made a profit of £45.7m after taxes and other expenses were calculated. Despite concerns ...