Teachers’ shocking complaints to Sturgeon

By Nicola Croal  First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon asked teachers in October last year to write letters to the Scottish government about their teaching experiences. The call by Sturgeon was made after an anonymous letter was read out in the Scottish Parliament that claimed staff were told to ”keep our mouths shut.”  A number of the letters expressed concerns about physical and verbal assaults in the … Continue reading Teachers’ shocking complaints to Sturgeon

Teachers due to strike over pay

By Cara Houston Scotland’s largest teaching union has given approval to open a strike ballot over pay rises. Teachers across Scotland have been negotiating a pay rise for over a year with no successful outcome. The Education Institute of Scotland (EIS) have issued a formal notice of the planned ballot to all local authority employers across Scotland, with ballot papers to be provided next month. … Continue reading Teachers due to strike over pay

Report to Help Students make Better Choices

A recent report from the Universities and Colleges Union proposed a new system in which students in England, Wales & Northern Ireland would only be able to apply for higher education the day after receiving their exam results. This is to allow them to make better choices when applying as they can search for course that suits their qualifications. This would also lead to a … Continue reading Report to Help Students make Better Choices

CEO of Edinburgh Fringe Festival “blown away” by UWS students

By Amy Cassidy 26thNovember 2018   When the inspiring become inspired: Performance students at UWS took centre stage at the Inspiring Women Event last week to perform a thought-provoking contemporary piece about Brexit, in front of an audience that included Shona McCarthy, Chief Executive of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and keynote speaker at the event. Shona told her audience when she started to speak that … Continue reading CEO of Edinburgh Fringe Festival “blown away” by UWS students

Football Collective Conference 2018 Opens

By Chris Macmillan THE Football Collective 2018 conference is underway at Scotland’s national stadium and promises two days of academic insight into every form of football. The theme for the conference at Hampden Park is that of ‘challenging the narrative’, and in line with such a theme, the conference was opened with an opening presentation from keynote speaker Solvejg Wolfers, a PhD candidate currently exploring … Continue reading Football Collective Conference 2018 Opens

Up-cycle your old bike or piece of furniture

by Giulia Candussi Whether you are a student looking for a cheap second-hand bicycle or a creative artist who wants to give a new life to an old piece of furniture or you just want to get your hands dirty while doing something good for the community, there’s a place to go: Community Gift Exchange.  The charity shop is located inside the Kyle Shopping Centre … Continue reading Up-cycle your old bike or piece of furniture

Support for Students in Higher Education During World Suicide Prevention Day.

By Erin Kearns. The number of students in higher education in the UK who suffer from mental health issues and suicidal thoughts has risen over the last decade according the the Office for National Statistics. In an effort to combat this, universities and colleges across Scotland are offering confidential, free services to help students in need. World Suicide Prevention Day takes place September 10 each … Continue reading Support for Students in Higher Education During World Suicide Prevention Day.

Scottish Labour Call to Scrap Controversial P1 Testing

By Erin Kearns Scottish Labour have lodged a parliamentary motion at Holyrood calling for the standardised National testing of Primary 1 pupils to be abolished. East Lothian MSP, Iain Gray, pictured above, will table a motion calling for the standardised national testing to be scrapped for the young pupils after feedback from teachers claims that their Primary 1 pupils have been left shaking, crying and … Continue reading Scottish Labour Call to Scrap Controversial P1 Testing

UWS Welcomes Record Number of ERASMUS Students Despite Brexit Fears

By Dane McBeth For many at UWS it’s the first day of term with first year and returning students beginning classes. For students who are part of the Erasmus programme (European Community Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students) in particular, which is an EU student exchange programme, it can be a difficult time with the challenges joining a university in a new country … Continue reading UWS Welcomes Record Number of ERASMUS Students Despite Brexit Fears