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22 Mar 2018

Get shot of your disposable coffee cups

Author: Sybille Rush, member of SFC’s Sustainability Group

In Scotland we use about 200 million disposable coffee cups every year, but that’s ok we can just recycle them can’t we? Actually no! Find out why reusable coffee cups are flying off the shelves and into SFC.
08 Mar 2018

Scotland’s universities battle to save us from antimicrobial Armageddon

Author: Professor Mike Barrett, SULSA Director

Is an antimicrobial resistance Armageddon upon us? Professor Mike Barrett, SULSA Director, shows how Scotland’s universities are leading the way in addressing the antimicrobial resistance challenge.
19 Dec 2017

Trans equality in further and higher education?

Author: Dr Matson Lawrence, Research Associate, Trans.Edu Scotland

We can and should do better – trans equality in further and higher education.
06 Dec 2017

Closing the gender gap

Author: Mike Cantlay, Chair of the Scottish Funding Council

Following SFC’s first national gender conference, Mike Cantlay looks at progress towards gender equality in further and higher education.
02 Nov 2017

Making the most of the nation’s young talent

Author: John Kemp, Interim Chief Executive of the Scottish Funding Council

First published as an Agenda article in the Herald, John makes the argument for fairer access to higher education.
31 Oct 2017

Widening participation through contextualised admissions

Author: Professor Vikki Boliver, School of Applied Social Sciences, Durham University

Prof. Vikki Boliver looks at how considering an applicant’s qualifications in light of their circumstances is key to ensuring potential is not overlooked.
04 Oct 2017

Ten things you should know when you graduate

Author: Professor Alice Brown, former Chair of the Scottish Funding Council

Based on a speech to students graduating from Edinburgh College, this piece looks back at Alice’s own career and forward to the students’ life after graduation.
19 Sep 2017

Tearing down walls to build the future

Author: Professor Mike Ferguson, Regius Professor of Life Sciences and Academic Lead for Research Strategy at the University of Dundee

Professor Mike Ferguson from the University of Dundee tells the story behind the success of the Dundee’s ground-breaking Discovery Centre.
15 Sep 2017

How Scottish students are digging together to build history

Author: Andrew Youngson, Senior Policy Officer, Research and Innovation

Over the last eight years tens of thousands of items spanning 55 million years of history and pre-history have been found by archaeologists working alongside the project team at one of Europe’s biggest current construction projects.
14 Sep 2017

Telling the stories of women entrepreneurs

Author: Stephen Crowe, Assistant Director, Communications, Scottish Funding Council

How females in business and academia are forging Scotland’s future economy - helped by SFC-funded Interface