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Number of students seeking counselling in Scotland soars over past four years
Sat, 29 Apr 2017 02:09:26 +0200
Number looking for help almost doubles at some universities
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Right amount of worrying can be good for you
Sat, 29 Apr 2017 01:56:52 +0200
NO need to fret – worrying is good for you, according to research.
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Most Scottish colleges running at a loss sparking fears for future
Sat, 29 Apr 2017 01:12:36 +0200
THE vast majority of Scotland’s colleges are running at a loss sparking concerns over the future financial viability of the sector.
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Think tank warns direct pupil funding scheme 'undermined’ by ministers
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 01:09:27 +0200
A GROUNDBREAKING scheme to improve education by giving headteachers more power is being undermined by too much direction from ministers, according to a think tank.
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Campaigners call for end to blanket restrictions on gay men blood donors
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 18:13:01 +0200
EQUALITY campaigners have called for an end to "outdated and discriminatory" rules which ban gay and bisexual men from donating blood.
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John Swinney urges state and private schools to work together
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 01:07:06 +0200
PRIVATE and state schools should collaborate to drive up standards of education, John Swinney has said.
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Owners of Rosepark fatal fire care home apply to open new Lanarkshire premises
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:11:18 +0200
THE OWNERS of a care home where 14 residents died following a fire have applied for planning permission to develop a new multi-million pound facility close to where the tragedy struck.
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Tayside woman died days after doctors 'discounted' signs of brain haemorrhage
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:21:09 +0200
A WOMAN collapsed a died days after doctors mistook "red flag warnings" of a brain haemorrhage for neck pain and sent her home from hospital, an investigation has found.
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Scotland's oldest university tops league table
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 01:07:01 +0200
SCOTLAND'S oldest university has been ranked the third best in the UK behind Oxford and Cambridge, according to a new league table.
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Entries invited for The Herald's prestigious Higher Education Awards
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 01:06:58 +0200
THE Herald is seeking entries for its third annual Higher Education Awards which recognise the outstanding contribution to society made by colleges and universities across Scotland.
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MSPs told how dozens of patients waited at hospital A&E for up to 17 hours
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 22:56:54 +0200
A hospital kept dozens of patients in accident and emergency for up to 17 hours because of a "surge in demand" for care following the Easter weekend, MSPs have been told.
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A&E departments miss waiting-times target
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 22:51:51 +0200
Scotland's accident-and-emergency (A&E) departments have again missed a key waiting-times target.
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College lecturers to strike after management talks fail to resolve dispute
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 22:31:39 +0200
A strike by lecturers is to go ahead after fresh talks between management and union leaders ended without agreement.
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Brain scans 'can identify those at risk of early death'
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 10:00:00 +0200
BRAIN scans could be used to identify people at risk of early death and cognitive decline, according to results of a study involving more than 600 Scots.
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School testing plans 'setting up pupils to fail' warns trade unionist
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:07:57 +0200
THE introduction of standardised testing for Scottish primary school pupils has been condemned by a senior trade unionist.
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Ambulance service given £6.3m for community treatment push
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:21:57 +0200
Extra funding of £6.3 million has been announced to help Scottish Ambulance Service staff treat more patients at home or in the community.
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Paramedics 'work to rule' warning over workloads
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 15:40:00 +0200
PARAMEDICS are considering industrial action over increasing workloads which a report claims is putting patients at risk.
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Medicine, dentistry and law courses dominated by women in Scotland
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 01:07:29 +0200
GIRLS are continuing to dominate leading professions such as medicine, dentistry and the law, according to new analysis.
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Council backs down over pupil fund to help children from poorer backgrounds
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 01:07:26 +0200
ONE of Scotland’s largest councils has backed down in a row with ministers over the use of a multi-million pound fund to help pupils from poorer backgrounds. North Lanarkshire Council had been threatened with losing more than £8m from the Pupil Equity...
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Three Scottish colleges hit serious financial problems
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 01:09:19 +0200
THREE Scottish colleges have been reported to the Scottish Parliament by watchdogs because of concerns over their financial health.
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Primary teachers could be cut despite school recruitment crisis
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 01:09:17 +0200
THE number of primary school teachers being trained in Scotland is to be cut despite a recruitment crisis.
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University course to fast-track maths and science teachers
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 01:08:59 +0200
A SCOTTISH university has launched a fast-track course to address classroom shortages of science and mathematics teachers.
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Plans for mandatory headship qualifications "exacerbate" school leadership crisis
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 01:10:16 +0200
PLANS for every new headteacher in Scotland to have a mandatory qualification from 2019 will exacerbate the current leadership crisis in schools, ministers have been told.
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Questions on PFI school deals must be answered, MSPs told
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 16:28:49 +0200
Questions must be answered over "disastrous" private finance initiative (PFI) deals for schools, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said.
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Specialist negotiators drafted in as college pay row intensifies
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 16:25:00 +0200
SPECIALIST negotiators have been drafted in as a last resort to solve an increasingly bitter battle over pay and conditions in Scotland’s college sector.
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