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 students across higher … Continue reading The reality of student loans – students' experiences
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 McAlonan is the … Continue reading Scottish government plans new student loan support
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
By Leigh Taylor The Scottish Greens today called for the nationalisation of ScotRail following a Twitter row with dissatisfied customers. The party wants to clamp down on Scotland’s controversial rail service. Claire Miller, transport spokesperson for the Edinburgh Green councillors, … Continue reading Time to ‘clamp down’ on ScotRail’s Abellio amid Twitter row, say Greens
Selection of audio feature interviews with Marc Kerr pro boxer based at Kynoch Club, Glasgow discussing his career ups and downs with advice for aspiring fighters. @MarcyKerr on Twitter Continue reading Marc Kerr, Pro Boxer, The Interviews
By Dane McBeth Scotland has come out as the best area in the UK for workplace diversity in PricewaterhouseCooper’s annual Women In Work Index. Overall the United Kingdom moved up the table to 13th out of 33 countries involved in … Continue reading Ayrshire Organisations Helping To Make Scotland “Best In UK” For Women In Work
By Heather Ryce JANICE KENNEDY was a lecturer of Chemistry and Forensic Investigation at UWS, but gave up full time work to focus her time and energy on the animal charity she founded, CatFlap. CatFlap is a Scottish charity run … Continue reading From Chemistry to Cats!
A report into working conditions of social care staff has called for reform within the sector, urging the Scottish Government to introduce a new watchdog and establish minimum standards. The 18-month study was led by the chief executive of Alzheimer … Continue reading Could “Unfair” Working Conditions Put Students Off Careers In Care?
By Eszter Tarnai A review to change defamation law in Scotland has been launched by the Government today. The aim is to keep up with the ever-changing world of social media in the 21st century. Damaging an individual’s reputation through false communication, or defamation is a growing concern in Scotland, especially online, with the growing popularity of social media. According to Community Safety Minister Ash Denham, who is launching the review, it is time for a change. Defamation does not only concern journalists, but with the use of social media, or even just words, anyone can easily be a victim. … Continue reading Consultation on Scots defamation law – Have your say!
By Jamie Costello The pressure on the Theresa May increases as key figures in Scotlands farming, food and drink industries have this week urged MPs to unite to avoid a no deal Brexit in a joint open letter. Adding to this Scottish agricultural secretary Fergus Ewing has vowed that environment secretary Michael Gove is liable to pay billions of pounds to farmers for a ‘no deal Brexit bill.’ The letter from industry executives warned that leaving the EU without a deal would lead to annual industry loses of £2 billion: “Whilst recognising there is no political consensus yet on a … Continue reading Pressure on May’s government grows