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

   

Virtual reality classrooms and teaching resources to be created by the University of Glasgow

Soon students at the University of Glasgow and around the world will be able travel inside the human...

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Scotland’s young innovators go head to head to tackle the global plastic crisis

A team of young Scots has won VentureJam 2018 with an innovative idea for a jukebox to encourage pla...

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Ultrasonic surgery project wins £6m funding

A research project aiming to find new ways to use ultrasonic tools for complex, robot-assisted surge...

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Blog

   

Equality Through Innovation: The Educator

In our second Equality Through Innovation blog we meet Lise McCaffery, who is inspiring the next gen...

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Equality Through Innovation: The Problem Solver

Equality Through Innovation is a new blog series profiling inspirational social innovators working i...

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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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Events

   

The Future of Fintech

Symposium on the financial services industry with a focus on Finitech. Ticket includes lunch....

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The Galápagos Above and Below

Evening lecture about the Galápagos Islands by David and Jean Ainsley....

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The Mackintosh Festival

Festival celebrating the creative genius of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. The programme includes exhibi...

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