Wishing a very happy Christmas…

…to all our clients, associates, suppliers and collaborators; to Informed Scotland subscribers; to contacts old and new; to regular visitors to our website and Calendar; and to our followers on @ajentscotland, @InformedScot and LinkedIn. Over the last 12 months we’ve had the pleasure of working with and for some great people and organisations – advising, connecting, […]

Informed Scotland November 2015 – diversity, aspirations, collaboration… & unicorns!

A number of common themes run through this month’s issue. Everyone appears to be talking about enterprise & entrepreneurship, has concerns and is trying to do something about the impact of gender imbalance, and is trying to catch up with or ride the wave of the digital skills revolution. Each month we draw attention to […]

Informed Scotland October 2015 – Enterprising students creating their own learning

The common thread in October was ‘partnership’. Everyone seems to be forging close links with others across all sectors – for knowledge exchange, to share resources and expertise, for research, synergy and employability gains. Well, almost everyone… It was announced that the long-standing partnership for shared education and social work services between Stirling and Clackmannanshire […]

Clyde Gateway – creating a real life legacy

by Natalie Phillips, Project Manager, Education, Business & Community Growth, Clyde Gateway. Continuing our guest blog series featuring Informed Scotland subscribers writing on the theme Making connections across the learning & skills landscape. Clyde Gateway is an urban regeneration company designed to drive inner investment across the east of Glasgow and South Lanarkshire. While that […]

Informed Scotland September 2015 – Announcements, initiatives… & hashtags!

September was a very busy month for major announcements, kicked off on day one by the Scottish Government placing education at the heart of its programme for 2015–16. ‘Schools’ is the dominant section of this month’s digest, with everyone seeming to wait for Education Scotland’s annual Scottish Learning Festival to launch new projects and resources. […]

Enhancing partnership working in teacher education

by Tom Greene, Project Advisor and Joanna Holmes, Project Leader, West Partnership. Continuing our guest blog series featuring Informed Scotland subscribers writing on the theme Making connections across the learning & skills landscape. Following the publication of Teaching Scotland’s Future in 2011, universities and local authorities were invited by Scottish Government to bid for funding […]

Informed Scotland July/August 2015 – So much happening, so much to learn

As usual at this time of year the digest is packed with research studies, surveys, statistics, new courses, and of course exam results. It’s worth finding time to dig deep into some detailed, fascinating reports, including HESA’s Longitudinal survey of 2010/11 graduates, Royal Academy of Engineering’s Dowling Review of Business-University Research Collaborations, UKCES’s studies of […]

Engineering successful partnerships

by Meg Wright, Director, Engineering Development Trust (EDT) Scotland. Continuing our guest blog series featuring Informed Scotland subscribers writing on the theme Making connections across the learning & skills landscape. EDT is a voluntary sector organisation whose mission is to provide STEM (science, technology, engineering & maths) activities and improve employment prospects of our young […]

Who’s where? Informed Scotland Organisations & People Special 2015

The third annual Informed Scotland Organisations & People Special has just been published to coincide with the start of the 2015–16 academic session. It provides a snapshot of an ever-changing landscape. Subscribers find it a useful directory of the main bodies and institutions operating across business, education, community & adult learning, government and wider society, including: Sector-specific skills […]

Informed Scotland June 2015 – Rich pickings & pause for thought

June is always full of statistical releases and major reports and this year is no different. There are some fascinating, rich reports to keep everyone busy over the summer, containing numerous recommendations and pause for thought. Look out for the Creative Industries Sector Skills Investment Plan from SDS, The death of the Saturday job from […]

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