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

01 Mar 2021

Promoting work-based learning through the pandemic

Author: John Robertson, Director of Corporate Affairs, Skills Development Scotland

At the start of Scottish Apprenticeship Week, John Robertson, SDS’s Director of Corporate Affairs, talks about the importance of putting the spotlight on work-based learning pathways.
23 Feb 2021

We must act decisively to tackle racism

Author: Professor Sir Anton Muscatelli, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow Principal, Professor Sir Anton Muscatelli, writes about the institution’s response to racism on campus.
04 Feb 2021

Ensuring an innovative future

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

The 2021 CAN DO Innovation Summit was a platform for sharing hard won insights and exciting new ideas for the future according to Dr Stuart Fancey, SFC’s Director of Research and Innovation.
14 Jan 2021

Putting public health into action: how a school nurse is benefiting from SFC-funded studies with the University of Aberdeen

Author: Malcolm Triggs, University of Aberdeen

One of almost 800 recipients of a fully funded place on one of the University of Aberdeen’s online short courses this year, school nurse Emily Rodger shares how she’s applying her studies in public health within her school community.
22 Dec 2020

Widening Access to education is crucial – especially during a global pandemic

Author: James Dunphy, Director of Access, Learning and Outcomes

This year COVID-19 has upturned so many areas of society and the education sector is no different. Our Director of Access, Learning and Outcomes, James Dunphy explains why the pandemic makes our goals to widen access even more important.
08 Dec 2020

The Critical Engineer: change through the lens of Covid

Author: Paul Fagan, Head of Enterprise and Employability at West College Scotland

Paul Fagan describes how West College Scotland, the University of the Highlands and Islands and Forth Valley College have developed their Meta-skills (to help SMEs develop theirs).
03 Dec 2020

Nothing stops college innovation

Author: Morven Pritchard, SFC Research and Innovation

SFC’s Morven Pritchard looks at how colleges have adapted to keep their College Innovation Funds on track despite the pandemic.
17 Nov 2020

Growing a Miracle Tree - How Moringa is being used in Malawi to enhance food security

Author: Professor Wendy Russell – University of Aberdeen

Through this GCRF project in partnership with Africa Growing, the potential of Moringa to contribute to scaled-up nutrition programs in Malawi was explored and a palatable Moringa formulation, which maintained the bioavailability of the nutrients was developed.
09 Oct 2020

Improving the point of care for vector based diseases by introducing field-based labs in Uganda.

Author: Louise Mitchell, Research Marketing Executive, University of Glasgow

Louise Mitchell describes how Dr Christina Faust and colleagues at the University of Glasgow have developed a portable field laboratory that can be deployed quickly in areas with vector-borne diseases.
22 Sep 2020

Creating a Counselling and Wellbeing service during Lockdown

Author: Kim Reid, Student Advice Coordinator, Forth Valley College

As external Counselling and Wellbeing services around colleges often work to capacity, in order to support students fully, colleges offer their own Counselling and Wellbeing service – even during a national lockdown.