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

   

SHE Software expand into new office as headcount increases

Scottish technology company SHE Software continues its ongoing expansion, doubling the size of its i...

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University of Glasgow to share in £80m quantum tech funding boost

The University of Glasgow’s world-leading expertise in quantum technology has been given a boost w...

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Eight mental health research networks announced by UKRI

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has announced eight new mental health networks to bring together r...

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Blog

   

Forge ahead

On Friday the 28th of September, from 10am to 5pm, Explorathon 2018 will be hosted in the iconic For...

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Explorathon Extravaganza is back!

Explorathon 2018 is set to ignite a passion for research in families and friends across Glasgow for ...

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Explorathon '18: The secret (and dangerous) world of space junk

Space debris has a kind of sci-fi kudos attached to it. Space Debris. Space Junk. It almost sounds c...

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Events

   

MCM Scotland Comic Con

A US-style comic con and celebration of superheroes, sci-fi, TV, gaming, trading cards, toys, anime ...

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Brick Wonders

Architectural gems in Lego, created by Warren Elsmore....

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Big Green Weekend BioBlitz Bonanza

Celebration of Glasgow's diverse community and natural wildlife, with a communal picnic share, forag...

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