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When you are young and disabled, you need to know your rights.

Chris Purnell from Lead Scotland shares his personal experience and wants to make sure as many young disabled people as possible, who are leaving school and starting college or university, know about their rights and where they can get support. 527 more words

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Get your career in the fast lane and become an apprentice!

It’s at this time of the year that the focus again is shifted towards all young adults who need to start planning ahead for the following year with regards to education, and choosing what to do can be both difficult and overwhelming. 317 more words


Teen in hospital after house fire

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Farewell then, OEPS. What comes next?

Guest blog by John Casey, Senior Learning Technologist, City of Glasgow College. Originally published on 6th September on his blog Geronimo’s Cadillac.  

OEPS, (Open Educational Practices Scotland) is coming to an end, it was a 3 year project funded by the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) and operated by the Open University in Scotland – see . 405 more words


Disadvantage, inequality and social mobility: It's not just about schools

‘Our society is stuck in a rut on social mobility,’ writes Institute of Education Director Becky Francis in a blog post published this week. Despite the efforts of successive governments, she writes, ‘the gap between young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and their peers … in education, income, housing, health … continues to yawn’. 1,437 more words

#BeOpen – the value of sharing knowledge through social media

Guest post by Sue Beckingham, National Teaching Fellow and Senior Lecturer (Business Information Systems and Technology) at Sheffield Hallam University. 

I’d like to share with you how I went about developing a valued learning network through the sharing of knowledge using social media. 641 more words


Is University Right For Me?

This is down to personal preferences and what you are looking to get from your experience at university. Think about what you would have liked to achieved by the end of your degree? 725 more words