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 Science Festival named best Scottish festival for second year

Glasgow Science Festival has been named best festival at the Scottish Hospitality Awards for the sec...

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Strathclyde energy tech spinout receives £2.1m investment

An energy technology company spun out from the University of Strathclyde has received investment wor...

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Gravitational waves expert and chief science advisor to speak at Question of Science dinner

Glasgow Science Centre's annual Question of Science event will feature an incredible speaker along w...

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Blog

   

The Scottish Government’s ambitious climate change targets will boost our bioeconomy

Ian Archer, technical director at the Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre, explains why the c...

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Artificial intelligence and 3D-printed organs: Art of Possible investigates the future of healthcare

Thanks to Scottish innovation, the future of healthcare could involve using 3D-printed organs for tr...

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Your guide to all the STEM events at Aye Write! 2019

Explore what’s on offer at Glasgow’s book festival this March. ...

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Events

   

Bhutan in the Footsteps of George Sherriff

A fabulous exhibition of Sherriff's plant expedition trips to Bhutan in the 1930s and 1940s where he...

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T. rex in Town

Step back in time to the Cretaceous period and meet Trix, the first Tyrannosaurus Rex to go on displ...

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Pint of Science Festival

Finally - a chance to combine our two favourite things - science and drinking. In pubs across the la...

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