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

   

Smarter living on Glasgow's horizon

Glasgow has recently received €4.1 million for the development of sustainable solutions in a new s...

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Success at the Higher Education Awards for GCOSI partners

For the third year running, the University of Glasgow has been presented with the overall Higher Edu...

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StoriiCare - ‘The Facebook for Care’ launches £300k crowdfunding campaign

A new care sector startup, backed by investors who exited to the likes of iZettle and Fanduel, has j...

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Blog

   

Glasgow vacancy alert for a Graduate eLearning Developer

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a graduate eLearning developer, through our partner, Enigma P...

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The possibilities are endless

Encouraging collaboration between the STEM and creative sectors has the potential to deliver solutio...

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Terrific tech jobs around Glasgow

Are you looking for a new job in the tech industry? There's a variety of brilliant and interesting v...

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Events

   

Mugstock Festival

Boutique festival organised on a not-for-profit basis, featuring music, food, drink, theatre, art, c...

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Cosmic Collisions

A public lecture series featuring talks from professors of cosmology and space science plus exhibiti...

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Gravitational Waves

Science showcase that displays and explains the materials science at the heart of the international ...

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