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

   

ScotlandIS launches groundbreaking insight into public sector ICT expenditure

The public sector is one of the most important vertical markets for Scotland’s digital technologie...

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Shortlist announced for Scotland's Life Sciences Award 2018

Some of Scotland's most dynamic life sciences companies and business leaders have been shortlisted f...

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UK-wide chemistry award for Strathclyde student

A PhD student at the University of Strathclyde has won a UK-wide award, recognising her potential to...

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Blog

   

6 digital & software vacancies across Glasgow

Our partner, Enigma People Solutions has been working with some great clients on a host of different...

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Explore the dark side of social media

How is social media changing people's lives and perception of themselves? Join the debate at Explora...

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Unlock local research whilst you shop

With under 2 weeks to go until Explorathon 2017 – Scotland’s European Researchers’ Night (29-3...

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Events

   

Stargazing at Mugdock

Learn some fascinating facts about space then search the January skies for winter constellations and...

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Get Into Coding

Free October holiday activity where kids can try their hand at coding with micro:bit....

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Ice Age Mammoth

Ann Ainsworth, Curator of Geology, explains how the Ice Age woolly mammoth survived life in the cold...

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