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  1. Student support - placements: equality impact assessment summary

    Equality impact assessment (EQIA) relating to the introduction of living cost support for students on paid placements.

  2. Student support - regulations consolidation: equalities impact assessment summary

    Equalities impact assessment (EQIA) identifying positive impacts for students by opening up student support to those in the relevant categories, allowing the opportunity for them to access further and higher education in Scotland.

  3. Student support - previous study timeline: equality impact assessment

    Equality impact assessment (EQIA) identifying that in general, positive impacts as a result of reducing the period in which previous study is considered to 20 years, would have a positive impact for all students, as it allows a new cohort of students to access financial support for education.

  4. Student support - extending the residency criteria for Ukrainian students: equalities impact assessment

    Equalities impact assessment (EQIA) identifying that extending the current student support system would advance opportunities for all Ukrainians who have applied to be settled in Scotland under the relevant schemes. Any indirect discrimination was justified.

  5. Equally Safe - short life delivery plan: summer 2022 to autumn 2023

    A refresh of the Equally Safe Delivery Plan outlining the joint commitment of the Scottish Government and COSLA to preventing and eradicating all forms of violence against women and girls and tackling the underpinning attitudes that perpetuate it.

  6. STEM education and training strategy - refresh: annual report

    Annual report of progress on delivery of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education and training strategy. Sets out a range of actions by education and other stakeholders under each of the four themes of the strategy.

  7. Adult learning strategy: equality impact assessment

    Equality impact assessment (EQIA) for the adult learning strategy.

  8. Adult learning strategy: island and communities impact assessment

    Island and communities impact assessment for the adult learning strategy.

  9. Adult learning strategy: fairer Scotland duty summary

    Fairer Scotland Duty Assessment for the adult learning strategy.

  10. Adult learning strategy 2022 to 2027

    The Adult Learning Strategy sets out our actions to improve life chances for adult learners across Scotland. It outlines how we will ensure that there are accessible opportunities for adults to learn throughout their lives.

  11. Adult learning strategy: easy read

    An easy read version of the Adult Learning Strategy.

  12. Free tuition for displaced Ukrainian students

    Costs covered from start of academic year.

  13. Coronavirus (COVID-19) higher education, further education and community learning and development: wider harms

    This paper considers the indirect, wider harms of the pandemic on students, learners and staff within the Further Education, Higher Education and Community Learning and Development sectors from the perspective of stakeholders and drawing on the findings or relevant reports relating to these sectors.

  14. University of Strathclyde – further education teaching programme: consultation

    A consultation to seek views on the proposed further education teaching programme to be delivered by the University of Strathclyde.

  15. SAAS Care Experienced Students Bursary (CESB) - Higher Education (HE) students: timing of payments - equality impact assessment

    Equality impact assessment (EQIA) on the introduction of offering students in receipt of the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) care-experienced bursary the choice to receive their bursary payments over 12 months rather than term time.

  16. Community equipment and housing adaptations: draft guidance

    New draft guidance providing guidance to health boards, local authorities and their partners on the provision of equipment and home adaptations to aid daily living.

  17. Community equipment and housing adaptations: draft guidance - executive summary

    Executive summary of new guidance relating to the provision of community equipment and housing adaptations to aid daily living for health boards, local authorities and their partners.

  18. A Culture Strategy for Scotland

    A Culture Strategy for Scotland shows how important culture is to Scotland’s prosperity and sets the future direction for supporting culture in Scotland.

  19. New national education bodies

    Reforms to support learners and teachers.

  20. Putting Learners at the Centre: Towards a Future Vision for Scottish Education

    Report provided to Scottish Ministers by Professor Ken Muir on the replacement of the Scottish Qualifications Authority, reform of Education Scotland and removal of its inspection function.

  21. Skills: shared outcomes framework

    This framework is the means by which Skills Development Scotland and the Scottish Funding Council will monitor and report on collaborative projects that contribute to overarching skills outcomes, set in the National Strategy for Economic Transformation and the missions of the Future Skills action plan.

  22. Young Person's Guarantee: measurement and evaluation framework

    Outlines how we will assess the impact of the Young Person's Guarantee. This includes evaluation work that helps us to understand the experiences of young people and employers accessing the Guarantee and help us improve targeted support where needed.

  23. Cost of living support

    Financial lifeline for students.

  24. Young Person's Guarantee - employment and education landscape: current evidence - overview

    This evidence paper provides an overview of the current evidence on the employment and education landscape for young people aged 16 to 24 in Scotland, with equalities and Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD) breakdowns provided where possible.

  25. Heat networks delivery plan - draft: consultation

    This draft heat network delivery plan sets out how the provisions of the Heat Networks (Scotland) Act 2021, and related policies, will contribute to increased heat networks across Scotland. It also outlines the proposed regulatory regime for the heat networks sector in Scotland.

  26. Curriculum for Excellence review: implementation framework

    A framework for how we will address the recommendations in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) report, ‘Scotland’s Curriculum for Excellence: Into the Future’. This will include using the analysis and advice set out in Professor Stobart’s working paper on assessment in secondary education.

  27. Tertiary education and research - Scottish Funding Council review: Scottish Government response

    Our response to the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) review of Coherence and Sustainability: A Review of Tertiary Education and Research which we committed to respond to under our Programme for Government. We welcome and broadly accept the review recommendations.

  28. Education Scotland and the Scottish Qualifications Authority: consultation

    A consultation on the replacement of the Scottish Qualifications Authority and the reform of Education Scotland.

  29. Period Products (Free Provision) (Scotland) Act 2021: guidance – September 2021

    Guidance for responsible bodies about the exercise of the functions conferred on them by the Period Products (Free Provision) (Scotland) Act 2021.

  30. University of the Highlands and Islands - further education teaching programme: consultation analysis

    Analysis of the University of the Highlands and Islands further education teaching programme consultation, which ran from 18 May 2021 to 29 June 2021.

  31. Young Scots work promise

    £70 million investment in youth employment.

  32. Young Person's Guarantee - implementation: progress report

    Report highlighting the progress made against the initial recommendations contained within the Youth Guarantee - No-one Left Behind: initial report, as well as outlining the next steps against the commitments made in the supporting activity plan.

  33. Support for students impacted by COVID-19

    £20 million of additional funding.

  34. Expanding the national vaccination programme

    Roll-out to include international students.

  35. Education recovery: next steps

    SQA and Education Scotland to be reformed.

  36. STEM teacher education bursary: eligibility criteria

    Details of the eligibility criteria for the STEM teacher education bursary.

  37. Support for international students

    Rules relaxed to help those needing financial support.

  38. Focus on completing courses

    Group meets to consider ways to support students.

  39. Support for students in hardship

    £30 million of additional funding.  

  40. Erasmus+ exchange programme

    Joint statement confirms work will continue to secure the benefits of programme.

  41. College and university returns postponed

    Changes reflect current status of coronavirus, reality of new strain, and rise in cases in recent weeks.

  42. Financial support for students

    Extra £5 million to help those facing hardship.

  43. Extra funding for student associations

    £750,000 to assist with more welfare advice on campuses.

  44. Staggered return to campus for university students

    Further COVID testing before restart of new term.

  45. Community learning and development plans: guidance - 2021 to 2024

    Guidance document setting out our expectations for education authorities and their partners when meeting duties in community learning and development (CLD) planning for 2021 to 2024 as per The Requirements for Community Learning and Development (Scotland) Regulations 2013.

  46. Residential outdoor education centres fund opens

    £2 million package of support.

  47. Helping students home at the end of term

    Plans to support students to return safely.

  48. Help for residential outdoor education centres

    £2 million package of support.

  49. Embracing global citizenship

    Survey reflects pupils’ positive attitudes and respect for others.

  50. SQA awards 2021

    Plans for Highers to go ahead; National 5 exams replaced.

  51. Supporting education staff

    COVID-19 antibody survey.

  52. Support for self-isolating students

    Minister says physical and mental wellbeing the priority

  53. Student accommodation guidance on visits home

    Students encouraged to stay on campus.

  54. Boost for Scottish youth work

    New fund to help education recovery from COVID-19.

  55. Health guidance for students

    Clinicians outline when to seek a COVID-19 test.

  56. Safe return to campuses

    Updated guidance for colleges, universities and student accommodation.

  57. Support for 178,180 students tops £1 billion

    Non-repayable bursaries and grants rise 13.4%.

  58. Higher Education Student Support for Scotland 2019-2020

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  59. Tackling child poverty: second year progress report (2019-2020)

    The second annual progress report for 'Every child, every chance: tackling child poverty delivery plan 2018-2022'.

  60. SQA results

    Downgraded results scrapped; qualifications to be based on teacher judgement.

  61. Results Day

    138,000 learners receive their results.

  62. Funding boost for science centres

    Extra £2m to mitigate the impact of  COVID-19.

  63. Update on HE and FE support

    New EU students to start paying for Scottish places from 2021/22

  64. Promoting skills and employment

    Expert report welcomed.

  65. Safe return to college and university

    Guidance maps out full reopening of Scottish campuses.  

  66. School leaver destinations

    Proportion of young people in work, training or further study remains high.

  67. School leaver follow-up destinations

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  68. Summer support for students

    Earlier financial help for those facing hardship.

  69. Review of further and higher education support

    Scottish Funding Council to consider its model in light of COVID-19.

  70. Colleges and universities preparing for phased return

    Minister reiterates message, Scottish institutions open for business.

  71. Reassurance for students during coronavirus outbreak

    Extra time for prospective students to decide.

  72. Extra hardship payments for students

    Emergency funds offered during coronavirus outbreak.

  73. Update on school closures and exams

    Exams will not go ahead, teaching, learning and support can continue with local flexibility.

  74. Reducing inequity in STEM subjects

    Inspiring people of all ages to upskill and tackle the global climate emergency.

  75. Coronavirus guidance issued for education providers

    Specific advice for students and staff.

  76. Better access to learning

    Digital hubs launched across South of Scotland.

  77. Student support review commitments 2019-2020: EQIA

    Equality impact assessment (EQIA) for the Independent Review of Student Support.

  78. Minister meets Erasmus+ exchange students in Aberdeen

    Efforts to be stepped up to protect further and higher education after Brexit.

  79. New research to focus on estranged students

    Government to work with leading charity on identifying key facts and issues.

  80. Colleges exceed Government student number targets

    Minister welcomes figures which shows more learning opportunities for all.

  81. Indian alumni to help promote studying in Scotland

    Government launches major push to nurture connections across India.

  82. Plan to improve college attainment levels

    New Hub to cut college dropout rate.

  83. More mental health support for students

    Funding to appoint counsellors in colleges and universities.

  84. More money going to more students from SAAS

    £981.5 million worth of support given to 178,810 students.

  85. Higher Education Student Support for Scotland 2018-2019

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  86. More college leavers heading straight into work

    New paths into employment bearing fruit.

  87. Improving access to education for care-experienced students

    Upper age limit of bursary will be removed.

  88. Sanitary products anniversary

    Millions of free period products delivered.

  89. Response to UK Government announcement of new immigration route for international students

  90. Agreement on immigration changes for Scottish higher education

    Parliament calls on UK Government to extend leave to remain and reintroduce post-study work visa.

  91. Student funding in further education

    Research into the financial behaviour of further education students in Scotland, exploring demand for and potential impact of student loans amongst this group.

  92. Costs of learning: student funding guide 2019 to 2020

    Funding guide for learners and students including those going to college or university.

  93. Doubts over Erasmus+ after EU exit

    Concern that UK Government could consider international exchange programme for England only.

  94. Nursing and midwifery students - support: 2019 to 2020

    Booklet explaining available funding to new students undertaking nursing and midwifery degree programmes in Scotland in 2019-2020.

  95. Commissioner for Fair Access annual report 2019: building on progress towards fair access

    Second annual report from Commissioner for Fair Access, in which he assesses the progress on fair access in Scotland.

  96. Education maintenance allowances: 2017 to 2018

    Statistics on Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) recipients and payments made in 2017-2018.

  97. Education Maintenance Allowances 2017-18

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  98. Support for students after EU exit

    Funding available to 'UK Returners' for seven years.

  99. EU exit: action plan for further and higher education

    Our latest understanding of what Brexit would mean for Scotland's further and higher education sectors, and what we as a responsible government are doing to mitigate these risks.

  100. Access to financial support for students expanded

    New funding for postgraduate studies.

  101. Good college governance consultation: analysis of responses

    Analysis of responses to our good college governance consultation which ran from April to May 2017.

  102. STEM strategy for education and training: first annual report

    Overview of progress in the first year of the five year STEM Strategy for Education and Training in Scotland.

  103. More support for student wellbeing

    Mental health services at colleges and universities.

  104. Colleges exceeding targets

    Higher attainment among groups with barriers to learning.

  105. STEM bursary: equality impact assessment 2018

    The EQIA summarises how decision makers balanced the aim of the STEM bursaries against the potential adverse impacts of the policy on groups with protected characteristics.

  106. More financial help for students

    Increase to student bursaries and loan repayment threshold.

  107. Personalised online careers support for all pupils

    Recommendations of Learner Journey Review published.

  108. Tackling sexual violence and harassment on campus

    New toolkit to address gender-based violence in universities and colleges.

  109. Final chance to submit 2017-18 SAAS applications

    Issued on behalf of the Student Awards Agency Scotland.

  110. Quality and equality improve in colleges

    Latest figures for 2016-17 published by Scottish Funding Council.

  111. Scotland’s Budget

    Investing in the NHS, protecting low earners, backing Scotland’s economy.

  112. Independent review of student support

    Minister thanks Review Group for their report.

  113. Student financial support in Scotland: independent review

    Recommendations for improving the higher and further education student support system.

  114. Flexible Workforce Development Fund

    £10 million to deliver in-work training.

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