Informed Scotland September 2014 – A month of ‘firsts’


As well as the skills shortages, partnerships, action plans, research reports and consultations, September was a month of ‘firsts’:

The General Teaching Council for Scotland accredited a teacher education course run outwith Scotland for the first time – the PGCE top up course at University of Northampton.

The University of the West of Scotland and the Gaiety Theatre established the first partnership Learning Theatre, including a BA in Technical Theatre.

OPITO is organising the first National Oil & Gas Skills Week in November.

University of the Highlands & Islands launched the first crowd funded university Scholarship Fund in Scotland.

And Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh created a ‘world first’ Masters in Dispute Resolution!

A number of surveys and statistical reports normally published in September were absent – presumably caught up in the Referendum ‘hiatus’. It’s to be hoped when organisations catch up, they don’t all publish at once…

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