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Coronavirus Cases Soar in Scotland

This article was originally submitted on the 26th March As Covid restrictions ease across the UK and Europe, hospital cases have continued to hit record highs in Scotland. Last week,…

What do the latest coronavirus restrictions mean for students?

Coronavirus restrictions in Scotland began to ease on 17 January, as large outdoor events were permitted to resume. Mandatory face coverings remain in place on public transport and in public…

Online exams and Restriction Exhaustion

In an unsurprising yet disappointing move, Durham University announced this week that its exams for the 2021/22 period will remain online. Edinburgh will not be far behind: in an email…

Covid looms over COP26

While at least 25,000 delegates are flying in to attend the COP26 summit in Glasgow, Scotland’s covid cases are a tenth of that number, standing at 2,566 new cases and…

Covid Limbo: Are we all in it together?

I’d like to start by saying that I understand the frustration felt by students world-over. Time and time again we are to blame for whatever social crisis is at play…

Covid fines imposed for second year

Students studying at the University of Edinburgh this year have once again been required to sign a Covid-19 related code of conduct in order to matriculate. The ‘Good Citizen Guide’,…

Shut up about ‘freedom’, lets be smart for once

The notion that covid is over and we should all get back to how our lives were before is inherently absurd and anyone who believes it is either selfish or…

Hybrid learning set to continue

On Monday, students at the University of Edinburgh received an email from Vice-Principal Colm Harmon outlining the university’s plans for the next academic year commencing in September 2021, in which…