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SFC blogs published since 2018 are available to view below. See SFC archived content for earlier blogs.

29 Nov 2022

Foundations for a future of change

Author: Rufus Logan, Assistant Director, Capital and Climate Change

Rufus Logan, SFC’s Assistant Director for Capital and Climate Change, explains the part the new College Infrastructure Strategy is playing in creating the thriving college estates of the future.
23 Nov 2022

European Exchange to look at the impact of humans on marine life

Author: Emily Hague, PhD researcher based within the Marine Spatial Analysis Group at Heriot-Watt University.

PHD research, Emily Hague describes how SFC’s Saltire Emerging Researcher Scheme helped her in collaborating with researchers in Ireland and Denmark.
18 Nov 2022

Researching natural economy solutions for just transition

Author: Professor Wayne Powell, Principal and CEO, SRUC

As COP27 draws to a close, Professor Wayne Powell, Principal and CEO of Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC), writes about how SRUC is helping to address the challenges associated with the natural economy.
24 Oct 2022

Testing a revised approach to skills alignment

Author: Karen Watt, Chief Executive, Scottish Funding Council

SFC Chief Executive, Karen Watt, describes the Regional Pathfinders and SFC’s role in developing a revised approach to skills alignment.
04 Oct 2022

Skills for the green revolution

Author: Simon Hewitt, Principal of Dundee and Angus College

To coincide with the 2022 Scotsman Green Skills Conference, college principal, Simon Hewitt, describes how Scotland’s colleges are providing skills for the green revolution and putting partnerships at the heart of future success.
30 Sep 2022

SFC colleagues contribute to tackling the climate crisis

Author: SFC Communications Team

This Climate Week we want to share some of the things that staff at SFC have been doing in their own lives to help in fighting the climate crisis.
27 Sep 2022

Supporting Scotland to net zero

Author: Hazel Dalgard, Senior Policy Analysis Officer, Scottish Funding Council

This Climate Week Hazel Dalgard takes a look at how Scotland’s colleges and universities are responding to the climate crisis following a summer of increased heatwaves, floods and droughts.
27 May 2022

Reach out and aim high

Author: Roma Coull, second year law student, University of Aberdeen; and Megan Innes, graduate access and articulation trainee, University of Aberdeen

Reach is an SFC-funded widening access project for eligible secondary state school students interested in becoming a doctor, lawyer, dentist or vet. Here, Reach alumni write and talk about their experiences.
16 May 2022

Partnerships and creativity pave way to NHS careers

Author: Rachel McFadden, Lecturer, West Lothian College

Rachel McFadden, a lecturer at West Lothian College, explains how her Health and Social Care students have been able to progress despite obstacles created by the pandemic.
12 May 2022

Why the REF matters

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

Dr Stuart Fancey, SFC’s Director of Research and Innovation, looks at the part the REF plays in supporting and developing the quality of Scottish research.