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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
28 Jun 2017

Can it be done?

Author: Sarah Morrison, Manager of LIFT OFF

Sarah Morrison, Manager of SFC-funded LIFT OFF, finds grounds for optimism amongst the challenges of fairer access to university.
31 May 2017

New medical imaging technology has potential for earlier diagnosis

Author: Prof. Adam Waldman, Chair of Neuroradiology, University of Edinburgh Medical School

PET-MRI is powerful new research tool – a combination of imaging technology that is already providing valuable insights into a wide range of diseases, improving treatments and future patient care.
23 May 2017

ClimateLaunchpad 2017 – helping green business ideas take off

Author: Charlotte Waugh, Innovation Manager, The Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI)

Here at the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI), bringing people together to make good ideas happen is the bread and butter of what we do. One of the most rewarding aspects of this is being able to offer entrepreneurs and innovators access to business support, networks and a home at our low carbon hub.
17 May 2017

The Data Revolution

Author: Caroline Stuart, board member of the Scottish Funding Council and Skills Development Scotland.

The data revolution is brimming with opportunities for those who understand how the world is changing. Caroline’s blog is a fascinating insight into digital disruption examining its implications for both business and for education.
11 May 2017

Data Saves Lives

Author: Dr Stuart Fancey, Director of Research and Innovation, Scottish Funding Council

Imagine being able to predict which residents of sheltered housing are at increased risk of a fall or being able to plan ahead for needs of tourists arriving in Scotland’s great cities.