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Plans revealed for Fettes College replica to be built in China

Fettes College have signed a deal to open a replica in China in a bid to appeal to the growing number of wealthy middle class families in the Far East.

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The news will give students something to celebrate. Picture: TSPL

Top Scots graduates make £61,000 five years after leaving uni

Graduates in Scotland can expect to earn more than their counterparts across the rest of Britain five years after leaving university, with top salaries of £61,000.

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Glasgow University graduates celebrate ' but is their joy likely to be short-lived away from the education treadmill? Picture: John Devlin

John McLellan: What is that First really worth?

Grade inflation calls into question the real value of the degree classification, writes John McLellan.

Opinion
The Edinburgh school will be copied in the nominally communist country right down to the house system and leafy grounds. Picture: TSPL

Recreation inspired by Edinburgh’s Fettes College to open in China

One of Scotland’s most prestigious colleges has signed a deal to recreate the esteemed school in China.

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Evros Stakis announced in 2013 that he would open an HQ for his company ' including a nursery for up to 100 children ' in central Edinburgh.

Son of Stakis on the naughty step after £100k nursery firm folds without opening

A children’s nursery franchise set up by the son of a millionaire Scots hotel magnate has been struck off the companies register five years after it raised over £100,000 through a crowdfunding website – without opening a single nursery.

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Rebekah Widdowfield is the CEO of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

Rebekah Widdowfield: Enlightened dialogue need to build the world we live in

Where can you go for ideas, insights and inspiration? Whose information and advice can you trust in an age of fake news? Where can you engage in dialogue and debate on the changes affecting our day to day lives and the kind of society you want?

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Ruth Davidson, Scottish Conservative leader. (Picture: PA)

Ruth Davidson: SNP are ‘rigging education stats’

Ruth Davidson has accused the Scottish Government of “rigging the stats” in a bid to “con” parents in a row over literacy and numeracy.

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Data Lab students take part in an innovation workshop. The postgraduate course is expanding to meet demand

Applications open for largest ever intake of Data Lab MSc students

A collaboration between Scottish universities and a government-backed data centre is to welcome its biggest ever cohort of postgraduate students.

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It's conjectured that soon, work will not be a place, but a series of tasks, and global information sharing will allow each of those tasks to be carried out by individuals best suited to do them

Looking for a career change? How about a job that doesn’t exist yet?

How do you stay employable when the job market is constantly changing? Is there a way to stay ahead of the game when new jobs are evolving all the time?

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Attainment gap widens in Scotland’s colleges

Scotland’s colleges have seen a widening of the attainment gap which sees poor students outperformed by those from richer backgrounds, a new report has revealed.

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All schools and nurseries in East Dunbartonshire are to shut for four days due to industrial action.

All East Dunbartonshire schools to shut for strike action

All schools and nurseries in East Dunbartonshire are to shut for four days due to industrial action.

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Award-winning children's author Julia Donaldson. Picture: Contributed

Scottish library closures soar as council cuts bite

Dozens of libraries across Scotland have been closed in the past 12 months – and the figure has doubled in the space of a year.

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John Swinney hails ‘real improvement’ in closing attainment gap

Education Secretary John Swinney hailed the “real improvement” in Scotland’s schools after new figures showed more youngsters from the most deprived communities going to on work, training or further study.

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"The reality is still that men outnumber women in professions such as engineering and technology, in the financial sector and in the boardroom."

‘Single-sex schools give girls courage and opportunity to develop’

Aberdeen head teacher believes single-sex schools allow girls to escape gender stereotypes.

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Calls have been made for more diversity in top teaching roles

Calls for action to increase diversity in top teaching roles

Calls have been made for more diversity in top teaching roles, as figures show just a “handful” in Scotland come from an ethnic minority

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The Unions into Schools project is helping youngsters to learn about their rights at work. Picture: Frazer Band

Pupil workforce facing harassment by sex pests

Scotland’s teenage school pupils are facing sexual harassment from employers and customers at their part-time jobs, say union officials.

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Glasgow School of Art engulfed in flames for a second time

Glasgow School of Art has gone up in flames for the second time in four years, last night.

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Stirling University MA provides clear course to fintech success

Stirling University MA provides clear course to fintech success

The new degree will build on academic strengths in data and analytics to equip graduates with skills for fintech sector.

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Jordan Butler is the founder and CEO of Heavy Sound, an East Lothian-based community interest company that specialises in delivering music and arts-based services to young people. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Rap tutorials help troubled Scots school pupils turn the page

Some of Scotland’s most troubled children, many of whom have experienced trauma, are having their lives turned around by the opportunity to learn music through hip-hop and rap.

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Flexible options are at the centre of planning for new Masters degree

Why the University of Glasgow is the place to get ahead in fintech

Flexible options are at the centre of planning for new Masters degree, finds David Lee
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