Graduating in Covid: The impact of the pandemic on younger workers

While older generations are most at risk of becoming seriously ill with Covid-19, the broader impact falls disproportionately heavily on the young. That reality was starkly highlighted in this week’s unemployment figures which show that while unemployment has risen to an average of 4.5% (in the three months up to August), it soars for those…

UK and Scottish Governments under pressure on rules for university students

By Gareth Jones, Newgate Public Affairs With university terms beginning, students have found themselves subject to increasingly tight restrictions on their movements and how they participate in their courses. About 40 universities across the UK have now reported coronavirus cases and thousands of students are self-isolating. Last Thursday, Scottish universities banned students from all socialising…

Covid threat to university exchange scheme

By Isabelle Smurfit, Executive Erasmus is life-changing for many people; giving those who may not otherwise have the opportunity to travel abroad and meet students from around the world. It provides unrivalled international access to work and academic exchanges, with 5,000 institutions signed up across 37 countries. I was lucky enough to spend a year…