Ayrshire Organisations Helping To Make Scotland “Best In UK” For Women In Work

By Dane McBeth Scotland has come out as the best area in the UK for workplace diversity in PricewaterhouseCooper’s annual Women In Work Index. Overall the United Kingdom moved up the table to 13th out of 33 countries involved in the analysis. However the report highlights that progress for women in the workplace is slow with an overall average gender pay gap of 15% between men … Continue reading Ayrshire Organisations Helping To Make Scotland “Best In UK” For Women In Work

From Chemistry to Cats!

By Heather Ryce JANICE KENNEDY was a lecturer of Chemistry and Forensic Investigation at UWS, but gave up full time work to focus her time and energy on the animal charity she founded, CatFlap. CatFlap is a Scottish charity run from Janice’s home in Bearsden and is responsible for rescuing and rehoming over 4000 cats to date. The charity receives no Government funding and depends … Continue reading From Chemistry to Cats!

Could “Unfair” Working Conditions Put Students Off Careers In Care?

A report into working conditions of social care staff has called for reform within the sector, urging the Scottish Government to introduce a new watchdog and establish minimum standards. The 18-month study was led by the chief executive of Alzheimer Scotland Henry Simmons and Lilian Macer from Unison. Findings published by the Fair Work Convention conclude that many of the over 200 thousand workers within … Continue reading Could “Unfair” Working Conditions Put Students Off Careers In Care?

Consultation on Scots defamation law – Have your say!

By Eszter Tarnai A review to change defamation law in Scotland has been launched by the Government today. The aim is to keep up with the ever-changing world of social media in the 21st century. Damaging an individual’s reputation through false communication, or defamation is a growing concern in Scotland, especially online, with the growing popularity of social media. According to Community Safety Minister Ash … Continue reading Consultation on Scots defamation law – Have your say!

Pressure on May’s government grows

By Jamie Costello The pressure on the Theresa May increases as key figures in Scotlands farming, food and drink industries have this week urged MPs to unite to avoid a no deal Brexit in a joint open letter. Adding to this Scottish agricultural secretary Fergus Ewing has vowed that environment secretary Michael Gove is liable to pay billions of pounds to farmers for a ‘no … Continue reading Pressure on May’s government grows

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Two Scottish Universities Team Up to Help Veterans

By Yasmin Bray   Glasgow Caledonian University and Edinburgh Napier University will hold a joint event on Tuesday, aiming to educate other universities and colleges on how they can help veterans and their families. Some of the speakers at the event in Glasgow include HQ Scotland Colonel Sandy Fitzpatrick, MSPs Annie Wells and Maurice Corry, Deputy Commander of 51 Infantry Brigade and Scottish Veterans Commissioner … Continue reading Two Scottish Universities Team Up to Help Veterans

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

Netflix Giant to Adapt Beloved Roald Dahl Books into Movies

BY FIONA MACKIE NETFLIX announced yesterday on Twitter that the online streaming service will be remaking Roald Dahl’s best known books in animation form. This will include well – known favourites Matilda and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, along with The BFG, George’s Marvellous Medicine, and The Twits. Roald Dahl is still incredibly popular with his works today, despite his last book Esio Trot being … Continue reading Netflix Giant to Adapt Beloved Roald Dahl Books into Movies