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

   

Scottish EDGE awards record £1.8m to startups

Following a £1 million funding increase from Scottish Enterprise, Scottish EDGE has awarded 24 winn...

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Vietnamese officials learn about Scotland's social security system

Vietnamese government officials spent almost two weeks at City of Glasgow College as part of a train...

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Glasgow School of Art alumna wins Turner Prize

Glasgow School of Art alumna Charlotte Prodger has won the 2018 Turner Prize for a film shot entirel...

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Blog

   

Equality Through Innovation: The Comedian

Anna Devitt is using the power of comedy to help disadvantaged young people in Scotland. ...

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Equality Through Innovation: The Diversifier

Pheona Matovu spent years in immigration limbo and is now helping companies to innovate by fostering...

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Optimisation and Uncertainty Quantification: Two Questions for Teachers

In an expanding world with limited resources and increasing complexity, optimisation and computation...

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Events

   

The Mackintosh Festival

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

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Marvellous Meteors -- No Children Required!

A ranger-led event where interested adults can hear a short talk on the stars, before searching the ...

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Stargazing at Mugdock

Learn some fascinating facts about space. ...

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