Education and Skills Development

Skills are at the heart of the city's economy, and higher education provides the skills for specialist, well-paid work.

Skills are at the heart of Glasgow and West of Scotland’s growing economy, and higher education provides the skills for specialist, well-paid work. One of the UK’s largest knowledge bases of five higher education institutions, including four universities, and three further education colleges provides a pipeline of well-qualified graduates, giving Glasgow a competitive edge.

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Innovative Scholarship for Glasgow’s Future Engineers

The project: In collaboration with the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA), the Glasgow School College Business Partnership delivers an innovative scholarship programme in Electrical Engineering, providing young people with a unique pathway into a range of careers. 

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Inspiring Learning Through Models of Engagement

The project: MUSE (Models of University and Schools Engagement) is one of twelve RCUK funded projects in the Schools and University Partnership Initiative (SUPI). Developed by Strathclyde University, it is the only SUPI project based in Scotland.

The challenge: The project aspires to enhance the school curriculum, raising aspiration and attainment by supporting pupils to develop their own research skills and generating an interest in ...

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Fission fizz - a food forensic investigation

The project: Food Forensics – Fission Fizz

The challenge: The project was designed to provide young people with a real life practical example of a food forensic investigation. ...

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OPAL explore nature: citizen science initiative

The project: The Open Air Laboratories (OPAL) network is a UK wide citizen science initiative that allows people to get hands-on with nature, whatever age, background or level of ability.

Funded by the Big Lottery Fund it began in 2007, operating across England. Since January 2014, it has begun expanding into Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland thanks to a further grant. The OPAL ...

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My World of Work at Glasgow Science Centre

The project:  My World of Work at Glasgow Science Centre

The challenge: Where could a science career take you? Glasgow Science Centre and Skills Development Scotland (SDS) are working together to raise awareness of the SDS all age web service “My World ...

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News

   

Strathclyde-led research develops world’s highest gain high-power laser amplifier

The world’s highest gain high power laser amplifier - by many orders of magnitude – has been dev...

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Green campaign to grow sustainable business tourism

Glasgow has unveiled a new ‘green conventions team’ which will champion the city’s credentials...

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Innovation Showcase call for high-growth Scottish companies

High-growth Scottish companies have an opportunity to get in front of an influential business audien...

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Blog

   

6 exciting vacancies in tech right now in the West of Scotland

Our partner, Enigma People Solutions round up some of the most interesting vacancies in electronics ...

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Storage Vault unlocks the secret of online branding

Mirroring your physical brand online can be a challenge for many businesses. Fraser Sutherland, Prop...

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Bringing Valley culture to Glasgow’s waterfront

As specialists in mobile and web technologies, SwarmOnline use cutting edge applications to deliver ...

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Events

   

Be Experimental Tots Science Labs

Parent and child preschool science club for ages 2-5, where kids can take part in experiments and in...

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How can Music and Technology Help People with Dementia

Sally Magnusson and Dr Caroline Holland discuss the importance of music in helping those living with...

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Society of Architectural Historians 70th Annual International Conference

The 70th annual meeting of the Society of Architectural Historians....

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