Informed Scotland – October issue published

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Another month with very blurred boundaries between sectors – collaboration, and with some quite unexpected partners, is definitely the hottest topic! One of the reports summarised in this issue describes partnership working as ‘part of the DNA of the Scottish [higher education] sector’, leading to ‘research collaboration that leverages excellence’. This attitude to partnerships appears to be evident right across the learning and skills landscape.

Three particularly interesting reports worth highlighting from the Further & Higher Education section – British Council Scotland’s analysis of Scottish higher education’s ‘distinctive assets’; HEA Scotland & NUS Scotland’s Learning Journeys; and Universities Scotland’s Access all Areas.

Education engaging with business has returned to the headlines, kicked off by the Wood report (Commission for Developing Scotland’s Young Workforce – see September’s post). The current issue includes an item about the Glasgow City Council and Glasgow Chamber of Commerce five-year plan to establish partnerships with business in every secondary school. Brings back memories of Glasgow Education Business Partnership…

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