Tag: Employability, enterprise and entrepreneurship

Universities Scotland response to Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee inquiry on Scottish Government Draft Budget 2019-20

Universities Scotland has responded to the Scottish Parliament’s Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee’s inquiry on the Scottish Government Draft Budget 2019-20. The inquiry asked about the role of enterprise agencies in supporting and growing good quality employment and the role of the apprenticeship levy. You can read our submission here.

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Developing an entrepreneurial mindset

Scotland’s universities are driving a culture of entrepreneurship on campus. Lynne Russell At Queen Margaret tells us what this means for students at Queen Margaret University Edinburgh.  Returning to work from holiday is often a chore however, on this occasion my spirits were lifted as soon as I entered the atrium at Queen Margaret University….

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Brief for Scottish Conservative’s Business debate on the Abolition of the Scottish Funding Council Board

The Scottish Conservative business debate on 1 March 2017 is based on the motion entitled: “Abolition of the Scottish Funding Council” in the name of Liz Smith MSP. This is in the context of the Phase One Report from the Scottish Government’s Enterprise and Skills Review. The Report recommended the creation of a new ‘super…

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Letter to Cabinet Secretary Brown on SFC governance structures in creating new enterprise and skills super-board

Cabinet Secretary for the Economy, Jobs and Fair Work, Mr Keith Brown MSP gave evidence to Holyrood’s Education and Skills Committee on 7 December on the Enterprise and Skills Review. Professor Andrea Nolan wrote to him following that session, in her capacity as US Convener, to set out our views on the design principles that…

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Members’ Business on Supporting Women-led Business in Global Entrepreneurship Week

As part of a Members’ Debate on Supporting Women-led Business in Global Entrepreneurship Week, Universities Scotland submitted a briefing detailing what Scottish Higher Education Institutes are doing to help support women-led business. The briefing contains information on research undertaken by Scottish researchers, how Making It Happen is making it happen and how Interface is assisting…

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Response to Apprenticeship Levy consultation by Scottish Government

We were pleased to submit views to the Scottish Government’s consultation on how it should use its share of the UK Apprencticeship Levy as transferred to Scotland from the UK Government. As employers, Scotland’s universities support the use of apprenticeships. We think the volume of apprenticeships available should be demand-led and we are keen to…

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Universities Scotland responds to the Scottish Government’s Enterprise and Skills Review

We have been pleased to respond to a call for evidence from Economy Secretary Keith Brown MSP, as part of the end-to-end review of enterprise and skills support in Scotland that he is leading. Scotland’s 19 higher education institutions are committed to delivering impact in Scotland and the wider world and want to work as…

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