For the vast majority of today’s undergraduates, a university degree is viewed primarily as a necessary staging post on their career path.3 comments
Tributes have been paid to a 14-year-old boy who was found dead in his home weeks after revealing he was gay online.
There are often, in these columns, calls for the government to take action, and criticism of it for failing to do so, or that the action it does takes is not as effective as it is claimed. Recently we have highlighted the problems in Scottish education, particularly in closing the attainment gap – one of First Minister Nichola Sturgeon’s key priorities . Recent figures showed that academic standards were down, and the Sutton Trust published a report that showed the attainment gap was widening.2 comments
A record number of young people in Scotland’s most deprived communities are continuing their education, undergoing training or getting a job after they leave school, according to the latest figures.8 comments
There has been much talk about closing the attainment gap in Scottish education – put more plainly, that means getting those children in disadvantaged areas the help they need to get better qualifications from schooling to give them a better chance at higher earnings and thereby leaving the huge and comprehensive penalties of poverty behind them.35 comments
One of Scotland’s most prominent legal figures is in the running to become the next rector of the University of Glasgow.12 comments
The number of specialist library staff in Scottish schools has dropped by almost a third since 2010, official figures reveal.14 comments