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

Academics descend on UWS Ayr campus.

By Susie Paterson The Scottish Educational Research Association (SERA) is holding its annual conference this week at UWS Ayr Campus. One hundred and twenty five academics in Education from around the world have gathered to discuss and share ideas on researching education to improve learning around the world. I asked Derek Robertson, from the University of Dundee what he got from 3 days of conference? … Continue reading Academics descend on UWS Ayr campus.

£8,100 a year for every student?

By Petya Plachkova A new report, commissioned by the Scottish Government was filed earlier this week. The file suggests that all college and university students should have an income of at least £8,100 a year.  This includes loans and bursaries, determined by personal circumstances. The review looked at the financial stability of all students and considered whether it met the needs of the ones in … Continue reading £8,100 a year for every student?