By Alice Liana Galli Facing coronavirus can be challenging, especially if you are a foreign student away from home and you are experiencing financial difficulties. But what is the University doing to support them? According to the International Student Advice Team, a new hardship fund is about to be released. Last night the University of the West of Scotland has officially closed its gates but the decision didn’t stop the International Student Advice Team from working – from home – to a new set of measures to support UWS international students. Speaking the Team earlier today, they reassure that they … Continue reading UWS: Our new funds to support international students
By Sarah Livingston The culmination of a Master’s degree is normally a heavily research based thesis or dissertation, but with the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, some students are having to alter their plans. Universities across Scotland have been closed, following new … Continue reading Thesis and dissertation work: is online research enough?
By Alice Liana Galli A bitter start of the week for colleges’ and universities’ students all across Scotland where the structures have closed due to coronavirus outbreaks. Among them also the students from the University of the West of Scotland based in Ayr. Today, UWS’ students were asked not to attend to their regular classes and embrace online teaching and examinations instead. However, despite course materials are being put online and students have been informed that exams would not be taking place in the usual halls, another major issue is raising concerns among them. What is going to happen to … Continue reading Living in a student campus at the time of COVID-19
by Rebecca Weinberg 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 … Continue reading Scottish government plans new student loan support
By Shannon Lennox According to an independent investigation by VICE there has been an 1000% increase in the number of students leaving university in the UK due to mental health issues. The BBC also found that there has been a … Continue reading Student drop out rates soar due to mental illness.
The infamous Black Friday deals are set to kick off on Friday the 29th of November with some retailers starting their sale a week in advance. With shoppers eager to get the best discount, navigating bargains can be overwhelming. This … Continue reading Students Warned Not to Get Caught Up in the Hype of Black Friday
Today first year nursing students at Ayr campus were presenting posters either to do with depression or obesity as part of a formative assignment. The event was to highlight a health promotion campaign. They researched in groups, produced a poster … Continue reading Foundations of health for students