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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 places in Scotland, although they are no longer required in England. From 24 January, restrictions on indoor events also changed to allow for nightclubs to […]

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Online work is the future: let’s follow Portugal’s example

Earlier this month, the Portuguese Parliament approved a law creating new protections for remote workers. Companies can now face fines if they contact employees outside of normal working hours, and they cannot monitor their employees while they work from home. In addition, companies must contribute to expenses incurred by the switch to remote work, including […]

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Vaccine Passports; are they a logistical nightmare?

Despite England rejecting the idea, from the 18th of October, nightclubs in Scotland have required proof of vaccination, or a ‘vaccine passport’, for entry. This has presented many benefits for students, making sure we all feel safer on nights out. As freshers flu has made its way across the student body, it is a relief […]

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Vaccinations for 12 to 15 year-olds – a case of consent and its wider implications

Last week the Health Secretary accepted the decision of the UK Chief Medical Officers (CMOs) to start the vaccination roll-out for people aged 12-15 years old in Scotland. Beginning on Monday, 20th of September, the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine will be offered to young people. Jabs will be given in drop-in clinics and […]

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Fashion In Response To Covid: A Push For Sustainability

Whilst the recent summer Birkenstock trend signalled that maybe the world wasn’t quite ready to rid themselves of lockdown comfort fashion (The Cut reported that sales had ‘tripled’ to a remarkable ‘$800 million’), the recent displays at New York Fashion Week are a far cry away from my grey sweatpants.

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Are we watching Schitt$ for the sake of it?

Completing Netflix might not appear the impossibility it once was due to the impact lockdown has had on the creative industry. But should viewers be alarmed that what is now deemed good watching as the bar has been lowered considerably? Few of the latest releases and mediocre programmes are gaining viral status. A sign of […]

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How TikTok is influencing us all to try new things

Oh, TikTok. Where to start? I was originally one of the TikTok abstainers. Having spent a week on it in lockdown 1.0, I decided it wasn’t for me. I didn’t see the hype and all I got out of it was a 25% increase in my screen time after only a few short days. However, […]

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Never forget: Young people suffered so that old people could live

As we emerge from this nightmare, the sacrifices made by our generation must give way to incomparably more favourable government policy. Yes, I know. Obviously, some young lives were saved by lockdown and of course, it’s not like the elderly haven’t suffered from being locked up. BUT you can’t argue with the crux of it, […]