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Reflections on researchers mental health

Following a recent Researcher Training Sub-Committee Policy Forum, Dr Sara Shinton, Head of Researcher Development / IAD Assistant Director and Ruth Meyer, Senior Policy Officer at Universities Scotland reflect on the event. Scotland’s higher education institutions change lives through world-leading research. The researchers who do this, from PhD students to professors are highly driven and gain […]

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Going Global blog Part 4

Shonagh Maak returns with her fourth and final blog from this year’s Going Global conference. Shonagh is the Internationalisation Manager at the University of Stirling. So my well intentioned efforts of daily blogging on this trip have well and truly failed but in my defence, it has been a pretty hectic few days… Going Global finished on Friday and […]

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Going Global blog Part 3

Shonagh Maak has filed her third blog from Malaysia. Shonagh is the Internationalisation Manager at the University of Stirling. Shonagh is currently in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia attending Going Global 2o18, the leading international education conference. Seven Scottish higher education institutions are not only attending the conference but also meeting representatives from the Malaysian Government before moving onto Indonesia next week. Shonagh is going […]

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Going Global blog Part 2

Shonagh Maak is back with the second part of her blog from Malaysia. Shonagh is the Internationalisation Manager at the University of Stirling. Shonagh is currently in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia attending Going Global 2o18, the leading international education conference. Seven Scottish higher education institutions are not only attending the conference but also meeting representatives from the Malaysian Government before moving onto Indonesia next […]

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Going Global blog Part 1

Our latest blog is from Shonagh Maak who is the Internationalisation Manager at the University of Stirling. Shonagh is currently in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia attending Going Global 2o18, the leading international education conference. Seven Scottish higher education institutions are not only attending the conference but also meeting representatives from the Malaysian Government before moving onto Indonesia […]

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Tapping All Our Talents Review 2018

Our latest blog is a guest post from Professor Lesley Yellowlees, the Chair of the Tapping All Our Talents Review 2018: Women in STEM Review Group. In 2012, the Royal Society of Edinburgh published Tapping All Our Talents, highlighting the stark finding that only 27% of women STEM graduates were going on to STEM careers. […]

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Working to widen access: Jayde’s story

Jayde O’Connor is a fourth-year Psychology student at Glasgow Caledonian University. At our parliamentary reception on Tuesday 6 February, Jayde relayed her experience of the challenges she faced getting into university as a result of very difficult family circumstances in her teens. Watch or read a transcript of her inspiring speech: Hi, I’m Jadye O’Connor and […]

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Convener’s hopes for 2018

Our Convener, Professor Andrea Nolan shares her hopes for 2018 in our first blog of the year. Happy New Year from me and everyone at Universities Scotland. In lieu of New Year’s Resolutions, I thought there was some merit in sharing my hopes for 2018. The year will, much like last year, have Brexit looming […]

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Opportunities from the Industrial Strategy

Ruth Meyer is a Senior Policy Officer covering Research, Health and Knowledge Exchange here at Universities Scotland. After digesting the UK Government’s Industrial Strategy paper, Ruth blogs about the opportunities that exist for Scotland. The UK Government’s white paper on the Industrial Strategy was published last month and there are loads of reasons to be cheerful. […]

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Building partnerships between India and Scotland

Alastair Sim, Director of Universities Scotland: “What a privilege to be in Mumbai to showcase the best of Scottish universities and build new partnerships between Scotland and India. “I’m out here with university leaders and the Deputy First Minister. The most exciting thing for me is how everything we’ve showcased has been about partnerships to […]

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