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Riddell's presentation on ASL at Scotland Policy Conference (27 Nov 2019)

Professor Sheila Riddell was invited to give a keynote speech at the keynote seminar "Additional support for learning in Scotland: identifying needs, improving delivery, and support for the teaching workforce" organised by the Scotland Policy Conferences at the Royal Society of Edinburgh on the 27th November 2019.

Riddell's presentation at Umeå University (21-22 Nov 2019)

Professor Sheila Riddell was invited to speak at the symposium "Research, Policy and Practice- Current Influences on Special Education" organised by Umeå University in Swede on the 21st-22nd November 2019.

'Postcode lottery' flawed for access to university, The Sunday Times reported (10 Nov 2019)

A study conducted by Professor Lindsay Paterson, Lucy Hunter Blackburn and Dr Elisabet Weedon suggests that positive discrimination measures used in Scotland in an attempt to open up universities to more students from poorer backgrounds by reducing requirements based on postcodes are seriously flawed. The research findings were noted by John Boothman from the Sunday Times on the 10th November 2019.

Riddell's presentation on disability to the 50 Years of Sociology at Glasgow seminar (10-11 Sep 2019)

Professor Sheila Riddell is invited to speak at the seminar "50 Years of Sociology at Glasgow" organised by the Department of Sociology at the University of Glasgow on the 10-11th September 2019.

Riddell's presentation on special and inclusive education to ECER 2019 (3 Sep 2019)

Professor Sheila Riddell gave a session paper entitled "The Rights Of Children With Special And Additional Support Needs In England And Scotland: A Cross-Border Comparative Study." and a presentation entitled "Tensions between policy rhetoric and classroom reality" to the ECER 2019 Annual Conference "Education in an Era of Risk – the Role of Educational Research for the Future" in Hamburg on the 3rd September 2019.

Riddell comments on the struggle of grant-aided special schools to fill their places (22 Jul 2019)

Professor Sheila Riddell was interviewed by Emma Seith from Tes Scotland about the struggle of some grant-aided special schools to fill their places in face of declining rolls in recent years.

Riddell's presentation on social justice and widening access in Scottish HE at the SRHE seminar (8 Jul 2019)

Professor Sheila Riddell is invited to speak at the seminar "Higher Education in Colleges: International Perspectives on Opportunities and Challenges" organised by the Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE) on the 8th July 2019.

Project film 'The Rights of Children with Additional Support Needs: From Paper to Practice' released

The project film "The Rights of Children with Additional Support Needs: From Paper to Practice" of our ESRC-funded project "Autonomy, Rights and Children with Special Needs: A New Paradigm?" is now released.

Riddell's presentation on disability, gender and social class at the Interdisciplinary International Symposium (28 Jun 2019)

Professor Sheila Riddell is invited to speak at the Interdisciplinary International Symposium "Disability Studies and Participation in Higher Education" at the University of Innsbruck, Austria between 27th and 29th June 2019.

Riddell interviewed by Education Law Consultant on declining CSPs (25 Apr 2019)

Professor Sheila Riddell was interviewed by The Education Law Consultant to express her views on a decline of (co-ordinated support plan) CSPs in the latest issue of their newsletter "The Additional Support Needs Update" (Issue 4, Spring 2019).

Evidence on ASN by Riddell to Scottish Parliament Education and Skills Committee (27 Feb 2019)

Professor Sheila Riddell provided evidence to the Scottish Parliament Education and Skills Committee during its work on ASN in 2017.

Two presentations by Professor Riddell in Spain (19 and 21 Feb 2019)

Professor Sheila Riddell gave two presentations in Spain. One was on children with Additional Support Needs in Scotland and another was about designing and selecting qualitative samples.

Riddell suggests ways to tackle declining CSPs (10 Feb 2019)

Professor Sheila Riddell was interviewed by The Herald Scotland on a growing concern over a steady decline of (co-ordinated support plan) CSPs since the Additional Support for Learning Act was introduced in 2004.

Op-ed piece by Professor Riddell in The Herald on ASN support (15 Jan 2019)

Professor Sheila Riddell was invited to write an op-ed piece on ASN support for The Herald on the 15th January 2019.

Riddell's presentation on LLL and adults with disabilities at NCSE Research Conference (20 Nov 2018)

Professor Sheila Riddell is invited to speak at the National Council for Special Education (NCSE) Research Conference 2018. Her presentation is entitled "Lifelong Learning and Transitions for Adults with Disabilities".

Riddell's presentation on ASN provision in education (31 Oct 2018)

Professor Sheila Riddell gave a presentation on the rights of children with ASN and, drawing on recent research, to identify challenges in their implementation to a seminar "ASN Provision in Education: Meeting the Needs of Young People". This seminar was organised by the Holyrood Magazine at COSLA in Edinburgh on the 31st October 2018.