Tags : Covid-19

What Freshers’ Week Is Like In The Middle Of A

Freshers’ week. The first steps of freedom for students across the country. It has a reputation for providing some of the messiest, yet most memorable nights out, and marks the beginning of an undergraduate’s university career.  Since I started watching ‘StudyTubers’ on Youtube from the grand old age of fourteen, when my biggest worry was […]Read More

Keir Starmer’s Message to Conference: Take Another Look At Labour

Against the backdrop of a global pandemic, the Labour Party’s Conference was always going to look very different through its virtual format. Held between 19th-22nd September 2020, it was a strong start to the party conference season, with its leadership challenging the government’s Covid-19 response and appealing to the many, not the few. In this […]Read More

Helping the Homeless: Can’t or Won’t?

As recently reported by Metro, the start of September didn’t just mark the end of ‘Eat out to Help Out’ and back to school – it also marked the day in which dozens of rough sleepers were turfed out back onto the streets after three months of being housed in hotels. As society (and more […]Read More

Theatre News: Edinburgh Fringe On Track To Reach £200k Fundraising

The Edinburgh Fringe is likely to reach its final fundraising goal of £200,000. FringeMakers has currently raised over £180,000 through its fundraising campaign. The campaign has seen the success of digital fundraiser AJ Bell Fringe on Friday, a weekly Fringe variety show. The final instalment will take place on Friday 28 August, with drag queen […]Read More

Don’t Let COVID-19 Make Our Society Any Less Compassionate

On February 15 this year, Caroline Flack of Love Island fame was reported to have committed suicide. Just under a month later, on March 11, the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak a global pandemic. In the wake of both events, we were given a simple message: be kind. Don’t say anything […]Read More

‘This Is Us’ Is The Guide To Anxiety-Management We All

In a world where we’re constantly surrounded by the uncertainties and anxieties of the future, television often unsuccessfully attempts to offer some form of escapism from an incredibly bleak and sombre reality. Whilst we can’t really forget the need to social distance, wear face masks, or the looming threat of another lockdown, This Is Us […]Read More

Who Cares? How COVID-19 Has Impacted Looked-After-Children

Throughout the pandemic, emphasis has been broadly placed on keeping the elderly safe – an unsurprising priority, given that risk of severe illness from COVID-19 increases with age.  As a result, ways of protecting both carers and residents of elderly care-homes has dominated news streams.  What has attracted less attention, however, is the social and mental impact that […]Read More

Keeping Up With the Coronavirus: The Second Wave

By now, everyone has heard the foreshadowing of the ominous second wave of COVID-19. Banded around by politicians, journalists, and everyday people alike, it is feared more than the initial wave. Not necessarily because we know it’s definitely coming, but because we don’t know when. No one wishes to live through a national lockdown for […]Read More

Restoring the Status-Quo Should Not Be our Post-COVID Goal

The pandemic lockdowns sparked changes in society that would have been unthinkable just last year. Trapped indoors, the crisis has deprived everyone of their normal routines and transformed the way many of us think of the world surrounding us.  It has forced us to reshape our priorities and values and this is something that must […]Read More