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

21 Feb 2023

Quality in colleges and universities - we’re not that different

Author: Nichola Kett, Head of Quality Assurance and Enhancement, University of Edinburgh

Nichola Kett, Head of Quality Assurance and Enhancement at Edinburgh University, reflects on her SFC secondment as we progress with the development of a common approach to quality in the tertiary sector.
09 Feb 2023

Scotland at the Heart of Meeting Global Challenges

Author: Dr Cat Ball, Assistant Director, Research & Innovation, SFC

Dr Cat Ball, Assistant Director of Research and Innovation, talks about SFC’s role in supporting Scottish university research to address national and international challenges.
21 Dec 2022

Anti-Racism at Edinburgh College

Author: Sue Clyne, Director of HR and OD at Edinburgh College

Edinburgh College's Sue Clyne discusses the anti-racism work undertaken at the college which led to it winning the Inclusive College Award at this year’s CDN College Awards.
20 Dec 2022

Graduate Apprenticeships – what an opportunity!

Author: Professor Sally Smith, Head of Graduate Apprenticeships and Skills Development, Edinburgh Napier University

To complement the publication of the annual progress report for Graduate Apprenticeships (GAs), Professor Sally Smith writes about the benefits of GAs for individuals, employers and universities.
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.