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

   

Glasgow businesses asked to #SendPlasticPacking

Glasgow Chamber of Commerce and Glasgow Over Plastic are calling on businesses to #SendPlasticPackin...

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Scottish EDGE launches social enterprise category

Scottish EDGE, the UK's biggest business funding competition, will introduce a special category for ...

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SEC reveals plans for £150m expansion

The Scottish Event Campus (SEC) is holding funding talks and has applied for planning permission in ...

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Blog

   

What will you vote as 2018’s image of research?

As the culmination of the University of Strathclyde's annual Images of Research competition approach...

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Engage with Strathclyde 30th April – 4th May

The University of Strathclyde’s annual events programme, “Engage with Strathclyde” takes place...

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Tapping all our STEM Talents: An Educators Perspective

As the Royal Society of Edinburgh embarks on the first major review of 'Tapping all our Talents', Do...

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Events

   

NuVu Summer Tech Camp

World leading innovation school NuVu continues their partnership with Kelvinside Academy to offer a ...

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Brick Wonders

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

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Kids Summer Computing Camp

Summer holiday course where kids can learn all about the world of computing. Separate classes for ag...

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