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Review: Remote

Remote directed by Mahyad Tousi and Mika Rottenberg is an unsettling depiction of the longing for human contact during quarantine. We follow several days of a woman depicted by Okwui Okpokwasili as she battles her way through boredom and desperation while stuck in her apartment.  It is a very visually pleasing and stimulating experience with […]

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Loneliness in lockdown

The student population is suffering… Over three weeks into the third national lockdown, many students are struggling with the presence of loneliness as they try to continue with their lives from a distance. Said to be a pandemic running parallel to that of Covid-19, loneliness is an issue often relegated to the lives of the […]

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Loneliness at University: re-adjusting expectation

Being lonely is something that we tend to associate with pensioners who live alone. How could a student – youthful, free-spirited, surrounded by like-minded people – ever feel lonely? Well, studies show that loneliness amongst students is actually extremely common. 46 per cent of students in the Uk reported feeling lonely at some point during […]

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Unlonely loneliness: looking at the nature of loneliness in older men

Loneliness is a familiar part of the human experience; however, it is a particularly pressing issue amongst the elderly in the UK. The Office for National Statisticsb(2013) reported that 50 per cent of British citizens above 75 years old live alone. In Scotland, this materialises even more starkly, as research suggests Edinburgh’s pensioners are the […]