ONE of Scotland’s most successful captains of industry has called for a culture change in the way youngsters are prepared for the “world of work”, including classroom lessons on the workplace.6 comments
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Discrimination against EU students at Scottish universities does not sit well with Scotland’s place in Europe, writes Denis Edwards9 comments
THE Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of the Highlands and Islands has announced he is to retire at the end of the year.
THE Capital is set for hundreds of jobs and a home energy revolution after engineers opened a world-leading research centre to pioneer advances in carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology.2 comments
STUDENT leaders and human rights workers have demanded Edinburgh University dumps its shareholding in a firm that helps make “killer” attack drones for the American military machine.16 comments
In the hit X-Men movie franchise, Hollywood actor Brian Cox portrays a scientist determined to expose mutants as a threat to humanity.5 comments
GOD, they say, loves a trier, but even His affection was tested to the limit last week on discovering the latest attempt by Reform Scotland (RF) to influence the country’s education system.1 comment
BOSSES at the newly merged Edinburgh College have unveiled a landmark £5 million investment aimed at transforming its oldest campus into a “state-of-the-art” education gateway.6 comments
END of term used to mean the chance to take a board game to school or, if you were lucky, the chance to wear jeans and a T-shirt instead of your uniform.20 comments
A SPECIAL needs school in the Capital has scooped a major national award for its use of technology to aid learning.
SCOTLAND’S Justice Minister has met pupils and parents at a city primary after they took part in a pioneering scheme designed to strengthen bonds between schools and families.
A NEW chief executive has been announced to lead Scotland’s independent self-regulating professional body for teaching.
The Royal Blind School, one of Scotland’s most prestigious special schools, has appointed a new headteacher.
TOP universities are becoming more exclusive, with fewer poor students admitted than a decade ago, government advisers warned.1 comment
SOMETHING very interesting is happening in the world of Scottish education.
PARENTS are mounting a bid to create their own “alternative” state school, amid fresh calls for local authorities to provide greater choice within the education system.22 comments
PRIMARY school pupils are to say “thank you” to the babies who have helped them boost their ability to empathise.
AN iconic building where visually impaired children have been taught for almost 180 years is up for sale – and is expected to fetch the Capital’s Royal Blind School millions.2 comments
IT IS a school that looks like any other in the Capital – yet one where daily lessons are conducted in dozens of languages from all corners of the globe.7 comments
THE number of schoolchildren receiving help with English as a second language in the Capital’s schools has more than doubled in only eight years, new figures show.2 comments
MORE than £2million of landscaping improvements in the heart of Dundee are nearing completion, it was announced today.2 comments
Offering colleges equal parity with universities is vital if we are to improve their current status, writes Alison Payne
THE push to encourage more working-class students to go to university could damage Scotland’s colleges and further cement their image as a “lesser choice”, a new report has found.8 comments
STUDENTS leaving Scottish universities are among the most pessimistic in the UK about their chances of securing a graduate job, a survey has found.5 comments
SCOTTISH singer-songwriter Emeli Sande has been handed an honorary degree by Glasgow University for her “outstanding contribution to the music industry.”12 comments
RESEARCHERS at a Scottish university are seeking volunteers for a study to discover whether the blaeberry could play a critical role in the fight against diabetes.
SCOTTISH universities are to recruit more than 700 extra students from poorer backgrounds in a drive to widen access to higher education.
NOT long ago, I found myself trawling through a gift website searching for a present for a friend who had given birth to a boy. Clicking on what I thought was the baby page, I took one look at it, shook my head, and clicked through.
SCOTLAND’S most selective universities are to allow greater access for poorer students and allocate more places to graduates from local colleges.6 comments
A PROJECT to build a state-of-the-art home for Britain’s oldest independent playgroup has taken a “huge step forward” after city finance chiefs approved a new 80-year lease.3 comments
LIKE many Victorian market towns posing as cities, Perth’s local economy is dependent on the vital tourist-fleecing sector.5 comments
ACCESS to Scotland’s universities remains as socially unequal as it was in the mid-1990s, despite the scrapping of tuition fees and attempts to encourage more working-class students, a major study has found.14 comments
SCOTLAND’S universities must “redouble their efforts” on widening access, the Westminster government’s social mobility tsar has warned.
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The Duchess of Cornwall has been installed as chancellor of Aberdeen University, following a ceremony at the university today.4 comments
THE Scottish Government has been urged by a Church minister to allow churches and secularists to run their own state-funded schools as a petition raising the issue of provision of religious observance comes to Holyrood.21 comments
EDUCATION chiefs have unveiled a drive to improve the affordability of childcare by creating a network of “co-operative” providers across the Capital.
RESEARCHERS at a Scottish university are to lead a European wide research project to discover whether advanced laser techniques can be used to both detect and treat bladder cancer.
The disease is one of the most common forms of cancer – particularly among the over-60s – and one of the hardest to diagnose and treat.
THE National Union of Students (NUS) has launched a campaign urging colleges and universities to ban advertising by payday lenders on their campuses.1 comment
SENIOR doctors are to be urged to back calls for the Scottish government to provide free music lessons for primary school children because of the health benefits of learning a musical instrument.
EDUCATION secretary Mike Russell yesterday pledged to cut teachers’ workloads in a move to head off strike action in Scotland’s schools.7 comments
SCOTLAND’S Children’s Commissioner has claimed that touching children is “fundamental” to their development and that the “pendulum of safety has swung too far” in their relationship with adults such as teachers.18 comments
MORE than 1000 Edinburgh primary school pupils are set to compete in one of the Capital’s largest ever school sports events.
A DRIVE to ensure every child in the Capital gets the best start in life is on track, education chiefs have claimed.1 comment
TEACHERS have backed calls for strike action, amid claims a generation of children has fallen victim to the botched delivery of Scotland’s new school curriculum.112 comments
DUNDEE City Council has been forced to pay £100,000 compensation to a former school worker who suffered “obscene” harrassment from male colleagues.49 comments
TWO students at a Scottish university embroiled in a sexism row have been cleared of all charges after a disciplinary hearing ruled that they had no case to answer.
Thousands of public servants are being forced to pay £59 out of their own pockets to prove they are not criminals.27 comments
A pilot scheme that equips school pupils with tablet computers has proved so successful it is to be rolled out to further schools across the Capital.5 comments
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