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

UWS Ayr Campus international students returning to their countries as COVID-19 spreads

By Nora Garcia The UWS Ayr Campus advised last Friday for their students ‘’not to attend campuses from the 16th of March’’ as a consequence of the spread of the coronavirus. After that announcement, UWS International students started to get … Continue reading UWS Ayr Campus international students returning to their countries as COVID-19 spreads

The Student Vote: Who are they voting for and how important is it?

By Dale Eaton Polls suggest that Labour is receiving a landslide of support from students and young people ahead of Thursday’s General Election. An ICM poll from November 29 to December 2 found that 72% of students intend to vote for Labour. The Liberal Democrats are the second favourite amongst students with the Conservatives close behind, however, both are miles behind Labour. The Scottish National Party rank near the bottom of the pack with only 3% of students intending to pledge their vote to Nicola Sturgeon’s party. Despite being so far behind they still rank above the Brexit Party and … Continue reading The Student Vote: Who are they voting for and how important is it?