pandemic



Under pressure, pushing down on me…

28th February 2022

Hollie Moir explores the pressures faced by university students juggling part-time jobs and full-time university loads through the pandemic.  Alexa, play Surface Pressure from the Encanto Soundtrack. Now, this article will not tackle the pressures of being the middle sister of a magical Colombian family, but it will discuss something that most students can relate ...


Cut your teachers some slack

28th February 2022

The added stress of the pandemic has made life harder for teachers, too.  It’s a Tuesday morning at 8:30am. Three years ago you’d be on the train, heading for the city towards your impending 9am lecture in the Boyd Orr building with a Starbucks latte in hand. Now, you are in bed – still pyjama-clad ...


Following the economic pandemic panic, Glasgow’s Principal discusses the issue of inflation

16th January 2022

Professor Sir Anton Muscatelli writes on why inflation is the biggest test yet for central bank independence in The Conversation. Sir Anton Muscatelli, Principal of the University of Glasgow, has published an article about the current state of economic inflation during the Covid-19 pandemic.  In his essay for The Conversation, the economist discussed a rate ...


Do they know there’s a pandemic at all?

24th December 2021

Basilia Weir examines the faults of the UK government throughout the pandemic, highlighting the most recent scandal of the Christmas parties held last year. I don’t know about you, but I wasn’t surprised to learn that the Conservatives had a Christmas party last year when Covid-19 cases were on the rise and indoor socialising was ...


Home Away from Home: Aberdeen

5th September 2021

Ishani Mukherjee found peace amongst the pandemic in locked-down Aberdeen Identifying and finding “home” in a new place is strange. The world has been capsized since the pandemic hit. How does one claim a space they have barely known, or how do you let go of your plans of thriving in a new city while ...


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). ...