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University groundsmen - Australia rugby row has ‘damaged our reputation’

The University of Edinburgh have refused to allow groundsmen to speak about a controversial incident which saw the Australian rugby team thrown off their training pitch just days before their Autumn Test match against Scotland at BT Murrayfield on Saturday.

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Annie Lennox is to become the first ever female chancellor of the Glasgow Caledonian University. Picture: Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Global Citizen

Annie Lennox first female chancellor of Glasgow Caledonian

Singer-songwriter and social activist Annie Lennox is to become the first ever female Chancellor of Glasgow Caledonian University.

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Supporters arrive through the Jeff Astle gates at the Hawthorns before the match between West Bromwich Albion and Chelsea. Astle, a former West Brom striker, died in 2002 from brain injuries.  Picture: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Glasgow-based team to study risks of dementia from football

A Glasgow-based research team will investigate whether former footballers are more likely to suffer from dementia later in life than the general public.

Football
Anita and her daughter

Data science industry attracting more jobs to Scotland

Busy mum Anita George wanted a fresh career with better prospects. The new world of data science was ideal, and an innovative programme gave her the perfect opportunity.

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The proposed extension to the 19th century Teviot Row House student union in Edinburgh proved unpopular. Picture: Contributed

Controversial plan to extend Teviot Row House dropped by university

Controversial plans to modernise the world’s oldest purpose-built student union building in Edinburgh have been dramatically scaled back following an outcry –just months after they were revealed.

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Hazelhead Academy . Picture: Google

Teacher who made lewd and racist comments to pupils struck off

A history teacher who made lewd remarks about “sixty-niners”, “Brazilians” and sex with twins has been struck off the teaching register.

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Some pupils are being taught maths by students from the University of Edinburgh.

Edinburgh school drafts in students to deal with teacher shortage

University students are being drafted in to help teach maths at an Edinburgh secondary school after a job advertisement to fill two vacancies failed to find anyone suitable for interview.

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Third year maths university student to help out while school attempts to fill two vacancies.

University students teaching maths at crisis-hit school

University students are being drafted in to help teach maths at an Edinburgh secondary school after a job advertisement to fill two vacancies failed to find anyone suitable for interview.

Education
Scouts Scotland back calls for LGBT teaching in Scotland's schools.

Scouts Scotland support call for LGBT teaching in schools

Scouts Scotland is supporting calls for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues to be taught in all schools across Scotland.

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Scouts Scotland members will join campaigners and TIE representatives outside Parliament today.

Scouts Scotland back LGBT teaching in schools campaign

Scouts Scotland is supporting calls for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues to be taught in all schools across Scotland.

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The gap in problem-solving skills between rich and poor pupils in Scotland is equivalent to more than two years of education. Picture: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Study identifies gap in problem-solving among Scot pupils

The gap in problem-solving skills between rich and poor pupils in Scotland is equivalent to more than two years of education, according to a major international education survey.

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Graduates' wages across Scotland are on the decrease. Picture: Neil Hanna

Graduate wages slump as minimum income plan proposed

A university education no longer pays the way it once did in Scotland, with workers possessing degrees having seen their relative salaries nosedive over the past decade, new research has shown.

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A snowmobile towed the radar survey probe across Pine Island Glacier in west Antarctica.

Antarctic glacier map to forecast rise of sea levels

New maps of the landscape beneath a major west Antarctic glacier will help forecast the rise of global sea levels, researchers say.

Environment
Review calls for Scottish students to have minimum �8,100 yearly income. Picture: Adam Berry/Getty Images

Calls for Scottish students to have £8,100 yearly income

Scottish students should be entitled to a minimum income of £8,100 a year, a major review of student support has found.

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The principal of the school said the measures were "bureaucratic".

Top private school denies welfare risk over bullying

The headmaster of a prestigious Edinburgh private school last night reacted angrily to claims that pupils’ welfare was at risk after it emerged that the Scottish Government had sent in inspectors to address allegations of bullying.
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Education Secretary John Swinney

Scot maths crisis as too few students choose teaching

Scotland’s classroom recruitment crisis has been laid bare by new figures showing more than half of the target number of training places for maths teachers are empty.

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Young cattle on the beach at East Kilbride, South Uist. Na Meadhoinean, or Middle District, has the strongest Gaelic-speaking community in the world, at 82% per cent. Picture: Allan Milligan/TSPL

University explores benefits of speaking Gaelic in business

A university is to discuss whether speaking one of Scotland’s mother tongues could offer an advantage to businesses.

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One of the signature events of the Year of Young People will be the opening of Dundee's V&A Museum.

£2m line-up of events for Scotland's Year of Young People

A year-long celebration of Scotland’s young people will see them help design and plan the opening of Dundee’s V&A Museum, stage a take-over of the Georgian house that inspired JM Barrie to write Peter Pan and enter a “school of stand-up" at Glasgow’s annual comedy festival.
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