Centre for Research in Education Inclusion and Diversity (CREID)

News archive 2014

All news about CREID in 2014.

An overview of all news of CREID in 2014.

Riddell's article published in BERA's Research Intelligence (1.11.2014)

Professor Sheila Riddell wrote an article entitled "Education and Social Justice in Scotland" addressing various issues on social justice in the education system of Scotland.

Website of HE in Scotland, the Devolution Settlement & the Referendum on Independence referenced (1.8.2014)

The website of the project is referenced by Informed Scotland as a resource on skills and workforce and independence.

THE on working paper 5 - ESRC project findings (3.7.2014)

The Times Higher Education (THE) published an article on the 3rd July 2014 based on the key informant interviews noted in Working Paper 5 of the ESRC Fellowship project.

TESS on McCluskey's remarks on teachers' role in helping pupils at risk of exclusion (27.06.2014)

Julia Horton from the Times Educational Supplement Scotland (TESS) published a story (27th June 2014) quoting Gillean McCluskey's remarks at the "Preventing and Managing Exclusions" conference.

Media coverage on fees - ESRC project findings (24-25.6.2014)

Several papers (24th and 25th June 2014) picked up various issues, particularly the findings on tuition fees, from the working papers of our ESRC Fellowship project and its dissemination event on the 24th June.

Herald on fees mentioned in the ESRC project (24.6.2014)

The Herald Scotland (24th June 2014) mentioned some of the key informant interviews with some higher education policy makers and stakeholders in Scotland and the rest of the UK as part of the findings of our ESRC Fellowship project.

Herald Scotland on ESRC project KI interviews (24.6.2014)

Andrew Denholm of the Herald Scotland wrote a story (24th June 2014) based on the views of some key informants of the ESRC Fellowship project quoted in our working papers published prior to the dissemination event on the 24th June 2014.

THE on ESRC project dissemination event (12.6.2014)

David Matthews of Times Higher Education (THE) summarised (12th June 2014) various views and research on the impacts of the referendum on Scottish higher education.

Press coverage - NDCS report "Close the Gap" (19.4.2014 & 25.4.2014)

Two articles from the "Youth" page of the Third Force News (25th April 2014), one from the Herald Scotland's Inside Track (29th April 2014), one from Fife Today (7th May 2014), and one from the Evening Telegraph (9th May 2014), quoted findings of a policy briefing "Close the Gap" of the NDCS based on our research project "Post-school transitions of people who are deaf or hard of hearing."

TESS: Riddell's remark on teaching resources about referendum (28.3.2014)

Julia Belgutay of Times Education Supplement Scotland (TESS) wrote a story (28th March 2014) based on d|part's briefing "Who influences the formation of political attitudes and decisions in young people? Evidence from the referendum on Scottish independence." The article also quotes a remark of Sheila Riddell on teachers' attitude towards the use of teaching materials about the referendum in lessons.

Guardian on Blackburn's working paper on grants, loans & fees for university students across UK (29.4.2014 & 1.5.2014)

Two articles from the Guardian (29th April 2014) and an article from Huffington Post (1st May 2014) quoted Lucy Hunter Blackburn's working paper for our ESRC Fellowship project.

Blog article on Scottish Affairs Committee Report (21.3.2014)

Professor Sheila Riddell wrote an article on the blog of "The Future of the UK and Scotland Programme" on the 21st March.

TESS on NDCS report about deaf young people (14.3.2014)

The Times Educational Supplement Scotland (TESS) published two stories on the 14th March 2014 which feature the report of our project "Post-school transitions of people who are deaf or hard of hearing."

Scottish Affairs Committee Report - The Referendum on Separation for Scotland (16.3.2014)

The Scottish Affairs Committee published the report "The Referendum on Separation for Scotland: the impact on higher education, research and tuition fees" on the 16th March 2014.

CREID Annual Report 2013 published

CREID Annual Report, which includes all our research projects, knowledge exchange activities and publications in 2013, is now available to download via the following link:

CREID Briefing 31

CREID Briefing paper "Widening Access to Higher Education: Does Anyone Know What Works?" is now available to download via the following link:

Riddell appointed to a panel member reviewing Wales HE funding & finance (20.2.2014)

South Wales Argus reported (20th February 2014) that an expert panel is commissioned to review the funding of the HE sector and student finance in Wales.

Riddell's remark at Brussels conference quoted (20.2.2014)

Following her presentation "the Scottish Referendum: Implications for the EU" at an event by the ESRC and the UK Research Office in Brussels on 11th February, Riddell was quoted among other speakers by Research Fortnight on the 20th February 2014.

Riddell speaking at ESRC event at Brussels on Scottish Referendum: Implications for the EU (11.2.2014)

Professor Sheila Riddell spoke on "the Scottish Referendum: Implications for the EU" at an event organised by the ESRC and the UK Research Office in Brussels on the 11th February.

THE on debates between Carmichael & Russell at ESRC Seminar 3 (6.2.2014)

David Matthews of Times Higher Education (THE) summarised (6th February 2014) the debates between Alistair Carmichael MP and Michael Russell MSP at our ESRC Fellowship seminar "The Future of Higher Education in Scotland and the UK" on the 29th January 2014.

Prof. Raffe on independence's impacts on research & HE at Scottish Affairs Committee (29.1.2014)

Professor David Raffe was called as a witness to appear before the Scottish Affairs Committee on the 29th January 2014 as part of its inquiry into the Referendum on separation for Scotland.

Blog articles on ESRC Seminar 3 (29.1.2014-3.2.2014)

Following our ESRC Fellowship seminar "The Future of Higher Education in Scotland and the UK on the 29th January 2014, two delegates and our speaker, Dave Watson, published blog articles summarising and expressing their views on the event.

Carmichael's interview following ESRC Seminar 3 (1.2.2014)

The Observer (1st February 2014) published an interview with Alistair Carmichael MP quoting his comments on the remarks made by Michael Russell MSP at our ESRC Fellowship seminar "The Future of Higher Education in Scotland and the UK on the 29th January 2014.

Scottish Parliament’s Education and Culture Committee (30.1.2014)

The Scottish Parliament’s Education and Culture Committee was launched today (30th January 2014) to examine the shape of education and culture in Scotland following the result of the referendum.

Russell's & Carmichael's remarks at ESRC Seminar 3 (29-30.1.2014)

The Scotsman (29th January 2014) and the Herald Scotland (30th January 2014) quoted remarks made by Michael Russell MSP and the response of Alistair Carmichael MP at our ESRC Fellowship seminar "The Future of Higher Education in Scotland and the UK on the 29th January 2014.

Russell's and Carmichael's pre-event remarks (29.1.2014)

BBC News, The Herald Scotland, The Evening Telegraph and the Scotsman (29th January 2014) quoted remarks made by Michael Russell MSP and Alistair Carmichael MP before speaking at our ESRC Fellowship seminar "The Future of Higher Education in Scotland and the UK on the 29th January 2014.

US recommendations on widening access

The Universities Scotland published a report "Action on Access" providing recommendations to achieve further progress on widening access to higher education in Scotland.

TESS on ESRC Fellowship teaching materials (17.1.2014)

Julia Belgutay of the TESS wrote an article on the 17th January 2014 highlighting a set of teaching resources published by CREID under the ESRC Fellowship project.