By Harris Cumming In the run up to another hectic exam season, students at the University of Edinburgh are growing increasingly concerned as the 8 day strike continues. The strikes, which affect 12 Scottish Universities, seek to improve pay, working conditions and pensions for university staff. As part of the action led by members of the University and College Union (UCU) , pickets are in force in a number of academic buildings across the city. Of those being targeted, the Appleton Tower and David Hume Tower are being fully occupied in an attempt to prevent any access. It has not taken long for this … Continue reading Edinburgh students fear for grades as university strikes persist
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. … Continue reading SNP member teacher blasts the Scottish Government’s record on education
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 … Continue reading Teachers’ shocking complaints to Sturgeon
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 … Continue reading Teachers due to strike over pay
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 … Continue reading Report to Help Students make Better Choices
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 … Continue reading Scottish Labour Call to Scrap Controversial P1 Testing
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, … Continue reading £8,100 a year for every student?