By Lewis McLeod Rainbow six siege player Jack ‘Doki’ Robertson was banned from competitive play by Ubisoft and ESL for ‘severe toxicity’, This happened back in October and his ban will run until April 2nd. The moment he was banned … Continue reading Scottish Esports player opens up after ban
A staggering £533.6 million worth of loans were authorised by SAAS in 2018 – 2019, according to a report by Audit Scotland. As 505,800 individuals still had outstanding debt in April 2019, UWS News spoke to various students across higher … Continue reading The reality of student loans – students' experiences
Student loan debt in Scotland has almost tripled since 2010, revealed Audit Scotland in a new report. As students feel ever-increasing pressure about their financial futures following this news, UWS News sought out a professional perspective. Kellie McAlonan is the … Continue reading Scottish government plans new student loan support
by John Murray A veteran’s charity has said a recent Scottish Government report ‘will help break up the myths’ surrounding the problems military personnel face when they leave active service. The Taking the Strategy Forward findings, released yesterday, follow consultations with a range of veteran’s charities, health boards, local authorities and housing associations. It is hoped ‘the new joined up approach’ will help make it easier for soldiers, sailors and airmen to enter or re-join civilian life. Veterans Scotland is one of 80 UK based umbrella charities offering ‘information, advice and guidance’ to ex-military. Spokesperson David Cowan welcomed the findings. … Continue reading More Support For Veterans
By Fraser McLuggage. Christopher Long fired Motherwell into the fifth round of the William Hill Scottish Cup – and a trip to St Mirren – as he scored his first hat-trick for the Lanarkshire club against Dundee, writes Fraser McLuggage. … Continue reading Dundee 0-3 Motherwell: Chris Long hat-trick as Steelmen breeze into Scottish Cup fifth round
By Leigh Taylor An increasing number of Scots are playing a part in saving the lives of those suffering cardiac arrests, according to new data. The figures, showing less Scottish people are dying from cardiac arrests, has brought to light … Continue reading More Scots saving lives through CPR, new figures show
Children using online services will now be protected due to the Code of Practice published today by the Information Commissioner’s office. The ICO is the U. K’s independent authority set up to uphold information rights. The code consists of 15 regulatory standards … Continue reading ‘Code of Practice’ published by the ICO to protect children online.
By Joe James Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon will today vow for her government to lead the way in “redefining” the definition of what it means to be a successful country. In a speech at Edinburgh’s Wealth of Nations 2020 Conference later today, she will suggest that people’s quality of life should be deemed as equally as important as racking up impressive data in regards to economic prosperity. Economic measurements such as GDP have been widely criticised over the years, various attacks suggesting that a tunnel-visioned approach to collating data can oftentimes result in a dismissal of the importance of focusing … Continue reading It's the Quality of Life
By Campbell Finlayson Haggis, neeps and tatties, ceilidh dancing, poems and music, all staples of Burns Night every year, and with the bard’s birthday coming around once again, there will be plenty of this to be seen around the country. … Continue reading Burns Night back with a bang
by Ryan Brown With St. Mirren’s Danny Mullen a notable entry to the Professional Footballer’s Association Scotland’s available players list, just how difficult is it for Scottish football players to find a new club? Former Livingston reserves forward and Celtic … Continue reading How do Scottish football players find new clubs?