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Understanding the differences and learning from each other
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04 Apr 2024

The recent report on blended provision forms part of an SFC-supported enhancement project. In our guest blog, QAA Scotland’s Alison Eales explores its findings, the research behind them, and the project’s next steps. What did the research say? The key finding is that blended learning is now the norm across the Scottish tertiary sector. Even […]

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Managing our most precious resource
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22 Mar 2024

On UN World Water Day 2024 our special guest blog comes from Scotland Hydro Nation Chair, Professor Andrew Tyler. Professor Tyler argues for a wider understanding of our collective responsibilities in sustainable water management and explains the disruptive nature of his role. Scotland’s identity is epitomised by plentiful water supporting wild, lush and productive lochs […]

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Spaces to flourish
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14 Mar 2024

In our guest blog for University Mental Health Day, Alex Weir writes about three support groups making a real difference to student wellbeing at UHI Perth.  In recent years, Student Services staff at UHI Perth and colleagues across the educational sector have noticed a rising number of students expressing feelings of loneliness and related well-being […]

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Lessons in world-class skills to benefit Scotland
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24 Jan 2024

Martin McGuire, Director for Scotland of WorldSkills UK explains how successful Scotland has been at WorldSkills National finals in 2023 but wants to build on that success. WorldSkills, a global movement of 86 countries including Germany, France, China, India and Brazil, provides a valuable mechanism for benchmarking the quality of skills. Through its competition-based assessment […]

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What is SFC doing to tackle child poverty?
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03 Jan 2024

Interns Maya Zealey and Manuela Vergel joined SFC in our policy team this summer and undertook research into the role of SFC in tackling child poverty. Tackling child poverty is one of the Scottish Government’s highest priorities. The Child Poverty (Scotland) Act 2017 established in statute the government’s targets to tackling the issue of one […]

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Reflections on new and past journeys
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03 Jan 2024

Karen Gray, SFC’s lead for the new Tertiary Quality Enhancement Framework, takes a personal look at the learner journey and at wide-ranging benefits inherent in the new framework. As I take up my new role as Assistant Director for Outcomes, Quality and the Learner Journey, we stand on the brink of launching Scotland’s Tertiary Quality […]

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How WorldSkills helps accelerate talent and skills to meet industry needs
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20 Nov 2023

As the WorldSkills Championships take place this week in Manchester, Michael McGuire, organising partner, looks at how the competition works and how it supports students moving into the industry.

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Colleges enable students to shape their future careers
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17 Nov 2023

This careers week, Jackie Galbraith, Principal at West Lothian College shares how the many partners WLC works with empowers individuals to shape their future careers.

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Why I still love working in the careers team
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13 Nov 2023

This Scottish Careers week, Tracey Innes from the University of Aberdeen tells us why she loves working in the career’s team and why Careers Week is so important.

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