by Mya Bollan Nurses of the future and nurses of the past are setting up to face the front line in battle against COVID-19 pandemic. The Scottish Government have reached out to student nurses and retired nurses in a bid … Continue reading Student and Retired Nurses Called Up to Battle
By Nora Garcia Millions of people in the UK lost their jobs as coronavirus cases in the country continue to increase. Food brands, restaurants, pubs and stores are closing due to the spread of the virus. Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, … Continue reading Uni students lost their jobs as COVID-19 spreads
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
by Mya Bollan UWS international students might face fierce fares as many are hoping to head home. With the outbreak of coronavirus taking control of the way we live, the UK government and NHS are urging those with symptoms – … Continue reading Coronavirus: UWS International Students to Pay the Price
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
by Rebecca Weinberg The Big Read is an annual event at Edinburgh Napier University, but for the first time ever UWS students are also getting involved. Students are able to vote on which book they would like to receive, free … Continue reading Watch: Edinburgh Napier and UWS vote for free books
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.