by Rebecca Weinberg 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 … Continue reading The reality of student loans – students' experiences
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?
By Amber Kane. Tactical voting seems to be sweeping the UK in light of the upcoming general election with voters deciding to strategically target the parties they do not want in government in a bid to root them out of … Continue reading Tactical Voting Sweeps the General Election
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.
By Harris Cumming In the run up to another hectic exam season, students at the University of Edinburgh are growing increasingly concerned as the 8 day strike continues. The strikes, which affect 12 Scottish Universities, seek to improve pay, working conditions and pensions for university staff. As part of the action led by members of the University and College Union (UCU) , pickets are in force in a number of academic buildings across the city. Of those being targeted, the Appleton Tower and David Hume Tower are being fully occupied in an attempt to prevent any access. It has not taken long for this … Continue reading Edinburgh students fear for grades as university strikes persist
Obesity and depression are on the rise among UK young people, according to a large-scale study led by the University College London. The study was published after the government discussed about how to cut down offensive and body shaming content … Continue reading Researchers at the University College London have found a significant correlation between obesity and depression
A recent report from the Universities and Colleges Union proposed a new system in which students in England, Wales & Northern Ireland would only be able to apply for higher education the day after receiving their exam results. This is … Continue reading Report to Help Students make Better Choices
Christmas is finally here and there’s nothing like the yearly festivities in Glasgow, but this year it is bigger and better. There are more stalls (including vegan food options), a wider variety of food, a vast range of activities and … Continue reading Glasgow Loves Christmas
By Fiona Mackie TODAY is the harrowing 17-year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attack carried out on the World Trade Centre in New York. September 11 will forever be remembered for the series of four planes that attacked the United States, with two hijacked planes ultimately striking the World Trade Centre. The attack took 2,977 lives. The number of British casualties was 67. Many students today were barely alive when the attacks took place. Darren Kyle, 20, a former Journalism student at the University of the West of Scotland said: “The attack on the World Trade Centre is the most … Continue reading Anniversary of 9/11
BY LEA FABBRINI AYR – The lack of regulation on letting agents is leaving students without a place to live, even when the academic session has already started. Students are left with having to commute to Ayr from as far … Continue reading Students VS Letting Agents?