UWS: Our new funds to support international students

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

COVID-19 forced Million people to Work from Home

By Nora Garcia Workers from different enterprises and companies around the world, have been working from their homes for weeks now. Coronavirus is affecting everyone in all of the different sectors. Company workers are at a high risk of contracting … Continue reading COVID-19 forced Million people to Work from Home

Glasgow's empty streets as Scotland goes into Lockdown due to COVID 19

By Zainab Arowoshere Following the prime Minister’s announcement some days ago to only leave home when it is absolutely necessary, and all non essential shops to be closed immediately to stop the outbreak of the disease. The Scottish First Minister … Continue reading Glasgow's empty streets as Scotland goes into Lockdown due to COVID 19

Can Covid-19 kill love? All the secrets to survive dating and being in a relationship

By Alice Liana Galli Dating at the time of Covid-19 can be challenging, especially with the new rules set in place all over Scotland yesterday. Without being able to leave the house- except for the bare necessities like going grocery shopping, exercising once a day, going to work or to the pharmacy- meeting new people or spending time with our lovers is almost impossible. But can Covid-19 really kill love? According to the sexual health and consent educator Samantha Bitty, love can survive the ongoing pandemic even in isolation. How? Using creativity and moving personal intimacy from in person to … Continue reading Can Covid-19 kill love? All the secrets to survive dating and being in a relationship

Facing Covid-19 while young and "Invincible"

By Alice Liana Galli The Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon warns that coronavirus advice “shouldn’t be seen as optional” but as a set of rules to be followed by everyone. That includes young people who she says are showing “sense of invincibility” during the ongoing pandemic. The warning follows the rise of the Scottish death-toll to 14 from Covid-19. Speaking on BBC radio Scotland Good morning Scotland programme earlier today, Nicola Sturgeon declared that the rules put in place by the Scottish Government are the key to slowing down the spread of the virus and reduce its peak impact, and … Continue reading Facing Covid-19 while young and "Invincible"

UWS Students respond to Campus Closure

BY Gordon McColm At twenty to eleven last night UWS students received the latest announcement from their academic leadership. As of 5pm this afternoon, campuses would be officially closed. Not a particular surprise as the outbreak of the coronavirus in Scotland continues to escalate. Cases in Ayrshire today climbed to 34. A few of the staff and students who have been on campus since face-to-face lectures were suspended last week, said that it had been ‘quiet’. For some students the announcement has helped. Suzanne left university accommodation last week, heading home to work remotely there. She says she feels justified … Continue reading UWS Students respond to Campus Closure