Articles from Colleges Scotland

Scottish Deputy First Minister’s Statement on Exam Results

Commenting on today’s parliamentary statement from the Deputy First Minister and Education Secretary, @JohnSwinney MSP, @ShonaStruthers - Chief Executive of @CollegesScot, said: 

Additional investment in the College Sector in Scotland

@CollegesScot - Commenting on the announcement that the college sector is to receive additional capital investment to support economic recovery, a spokesperson for Colleges Scotland, said: 

Enterprise and Skills Strategic Board sub-group report

@CollegesScot Comment on the Enterprise and Skills Strategic Board Sub-Group Report  Commenting on the report published by the Enterprise and Skills Strategic Board sub-group on Measures to Mitigate the Labour Market Impacts from COVID-19 today (Friday), Shona Struthers, Chief Executive of Colleges Scotland, said:

Colleges Scotland Comment on Advisory Group on Economic Recovery Report

Commenting on the recommendations within the Scottish Government’s Advisory Group on Economic Recovery report, which has been published today (Monday), Shona Struthers, Chief Executive of Colleges Scotland, said:

Colleges Scotland Comment on Scottish Government's Return to Work Package

Scottish Government’s Return to Work Package Commenting on the Scottish Government’s announcement today (Tuesday) of a £230 million package to help stimulate Scotland’s economy following the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Shona Struthers, Chief Executive of Colleges Scotland, said:

Fair Access to Higher Education: Progress and Challenges

@CommFairAccess Annual Report 2020  Commenting on the Commissioner for Fair Access’s Fair Access to Higher Education: Progress and Challenges Annual Report 2020, Shona Struthers, Chief Executive of Colleges Scotland, said:

College sector will play essential role in economic revival post-COVID-19

Joint statement from Scottish Government and Colleges Scotland Following constructive discussions yesterday (Wednesday) between John Swinney MSP, Deputy First Minister and Education Secretary, Richard Lochhead MSP, Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science, Colleges Scotland and college principals, the Scottish Government and Scottish Funding Council have committed to continue working with the college sector to collectively do everything possible to protect students and staff during the COVID-19 crisis and from its inevitable economic repercussions.

Scottish College sector focus on supporting students and staff

College Sector working closely with Scottish Government and key partners to support students and staff during COVID-19 emergency  Following today’s (Thursday) announcement by Deputy First Minster John Swinney that the exam diet has been cancelled, the college sector has vowed to continue working closely with Scottish Government and its agencies, student associations, and trade unions to help quickly put in place measures of support for students and staff, including the more vulnerable within the sector.

Minimising the impact of COVID-19: College Sector Preparedness in Scotland

The discussion and the approach being taken by the college sector to minimise the impact of #Covidー19UK  Colleges Scotland hosted a Video Conference meeting with college principals, senior representatives of Regional Strategic Bodies and institutions’ Coronavirus point of contacts.

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