Sophie Porteous explores the possible shortcomings of the UK government’s proposed plan for students in December so they can travel home for Christmas.
Anti-mask QAnon protest in Exeter attended by 150 A rally against COVID-19 restrictions and child grooming led by QAnon believers took place at Cathedral Green on Saturday afternoon. Anti-mask signs were prevalent, with a small marquee reading “masks are muzzles” and “restore freedom.” One man also held a placard which claimed they were “government lies” […]
Fifth of people experiencing mental health issues due to COVID-19, Exeter research finds A new survey has found that a fifth of people have experienced mental health issues and a third are feeling isolated as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The survey, run by the University of Exeter and ORB International, recorded the […]
Drive-in pantomime coming to Exeter this Christmas The Birmingham Stage Company, in collaboration with Horrible Histories, has organised a Christmas drive-in pantomime to take place amid COVID-19 restrictions. Two performances will be held at Exeter Racecourse on Friday 18 December, at 4:30pm and 7pm. Families will watch the show from the safety of their cars, […]
Lack of women in Covid-reporting Lucy Aylmer writes about the lack of women in the media’s coverage of Covid-19. A special report on women’s underrepresentation in news media has discovered that women’s expertise in the news has been significantly reduced in comparisons to men’s presence in the news. Between 2005-2015 only one in five experts in the news were […]
University of Exeter secures partnership with Halo for rapid Covid-19 tests Exeter University has promised rapid testing and same-day results for students after partnering with Halo, the first commercial provider of a saliva-based PCR test in the UK for Covid-19. The new deal will allow the University to identify coronavirus cases in real-time by obtaining […]
Hope Parish delves into the reality of mental health in the UK’s coronavirus lockdown and what we can do to support ourselves and others.
Students have reported having to wait as long as 52 hours to receive their Rapid Response coronavirus test results, despite the University claiming that they would be received within 24 hours. An initial press release from the University claimed “those participants who take tests in the morning will receive same day results, participants in the […]
Reduced contact hours: “a kick in the teeth” After a week of schedules shifting and changing during Freshers’ Week, many students were confused after timetables finalised on 21 September displayed less contact hours than the average year. Contact hours have been split between synchronous teaching that is timetabled, and asynchronous teaching which is based on […]
147,000 Eat Out to Help Out meals claimed in Exeter 147,000 meals were claimed in Exeter under the Government’s Eat Out to Help Out Scheme, saving diners a total of £662,000 in discount. The scheme, which ran every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 3 August to 31 August, saved diners an average of £4.51 at […]