Palo Alto Networks Raises Awareness About Cyber-security At UWS

By Fethi Benaissa Phil Taylor, a networks and security engineer at Palo Alto Networks, has delivered a lecture on cyber-security this morning at UWS campus in Ayr. Mr Taylor was invited to speak to the data journalism students. Afterwards he spoke exclusively to a group of Broadcast Journalism students who came to learn more about how to protect their online activity. Palo Alto Networks is … Continue reading Palo Alto Networks Raises Awareness About Cyber-security At UWS

SNP member teacher blasts the Scottish Government’s record on education

By Jack Ewing   In a letter to the First Minister, published in the Scottish Education Journal, a teacher from Fife criticised the Scottish government saying that he saw ‘little evidence’ of education being a top priority for the government. Dean Scott, from Fife, said the government was using education as a ‘bargaining chip’ and for ‘political point scoring’. Scott, who is an SNP member, … Continue reading SNP member teacher blasts the Scottish Government’s record on education

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