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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…

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…

Vaccine walk-in clinic opens at Pollock Halls

A vaccine pop-up clinic has opened at the University of Edinburgh’s Pollock Halls accommodation, offering appointment-free covid vaccinations to students and the public. The clinic is open seven days a…

VP Colm Harmon in conversation: next year on campus

As current students begin to return to campus and new first-year students move into halls of residence this week, The Student sat down with Professor Colm Harmon, Vice Principal Students…

Online Learning: An Absolute Disgrace

Editors note: this article was submitted for publication on or before the 8th September 2021 and reflects information available at that time. It is an absolute disgrace that the majority…

The Student on Covid and Education

A childcare worker’s perspective on UK vaccine rollouts A couple of days ago I received a call from my supervisor to let me know that a co-worker had tested positive…

The Student on Nationalism: a changing and contested idea

Nationalism. A word that means a lot of different things to different people. For some, nationalism is the inspirational promise of liberation from an occupying, tyrannical force. For others, nationalism…

Vaccine nationalism must end

Nationalism has long been an obstacle in the battle against pressing global issues such as climate change, human rights violations and as 2020 has proven; global pandemics. If nations were…