Education News Team

Education News Team

Written 42 posts

Results Day – finding support and celebrating success

5th August 2019

Over the past few weeks, we have been celebrating the broad successes of young people in the Senior Phase, from S4-S6, on social media. The range of awards, qualifications and progression routes at all Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) levels available from S4-S6 is vast, coupled with the opportunity to experience learning opportunities through…

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Richard Lochhead, Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science

10th July 2019

  For the tens of thousands of final year students who have recently graduated across Scotland, it’s been a special time. I remember it well. Twenty-five years ago I was celebrating with friends and family at my graduation from the University of Stirling and can vividly recall the mixture of relief, pride, excitement and a…

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International Summit of the Teaching Profession

15th March 2019

Today the Scottish Government and the Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) have agreed three commitments of joint working for the year ahead as part of this year’s International Summit of the Teaching Profession (ISTP) held in Helsinki. Commenting on the three joint agreements to improve Scottish education Deputy First Minister John Swinney said: “The International…

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Widening access to higher education

7th February 2019

On Wednesday 6 February, Minister for Further and Higher Education Richard Lochhead met with the Commissioner for Fair Access Professor Sir Peter Scott and other members of the Access Delivery Group to discuss progress on widening access to higher education. The Access Delivery Group is made up of key stakeholders from across the education sector…

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Update on progress in education

6th February 2019

International Council of Education Advisers sixth meeting underway. Progress on improving collaboration between schools and updating Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) will be on the agenda during the sixth meeting of the International Council of Education Advisers (ICEA).   The ICEA previously identified CfE as a key strength of the Scottish education system – calling it ‘the…

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Higher Education Minister comments on #SupportStudyAbroad campaign

6th February 2019

Commenting on the Universities UK #SupportStudyAbroad campaign, Higher Education Minister Richard Lochhead said: “Students and young people benefit hugely from studying, training or working through Erasmus+, with proportionally more people from Scotland taking part than any other country in the UK. It is deeply worrying that the UK Government’s inaction and lack of clarity has…

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Month in review – further education, higher education and science

1st February 2019

Round up including welcome further and higher education statistics, a report on the science landscape in Scotland and steps to improve student mental health.

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Update on financial redress

1st February 2019

The Scottish Government has updated the Education & Skills Committee on progress to establish a financial redress scheme for survivors of abuse in care in Scotland from 2021, and an advance payment scheme for survivors who are elderly or ill from this April.  Commenting following the Budget Bill passing Stage 1, Deputy First Minister John…

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Minister Joins International Students’ Christmas Lunch

24th December 2018

Higher Education Minister Richard Lochhead got into the Christmas spirit at a festive lunch with an international twist. Christmas arrived early at Queen Margaret University as international students came together before heading home to the four corners of the globe. Higher Education Minister Richard Lochhead joined the students for the festivities and also met with…

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Guest blog: “Having our say was very important, especially in the Year of Young People” -George Wyeth

28th November 2018

George Wyeth is Grange House Captain, Pupil Council member and Sports Ambassador at Musselburgh Grammar School. As part of the team that ran a recent meeting of the Scottish Education Council and contributed agenda items, George’s accounts the experience here. Follow @ScotGovEdu On the 21 November 2018, Musselburgh Grammar School was lucky enough to host…

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