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Scottish Universities Science School – exhibition and sponsorship opportunities.

2018-12-05T15:07:46+00:00December 5th, 2018|

The 2019 Scottish Universities Science School   will take place on Thursday 17th – Friday 18th January 2019   at the Golden Jubilee Hotel, Clydebank, Glasgow.   Approximately 240 PGDE science students will be participating in this flagship event. Why not also participate as an exhibitor  or sponsor.    Click on the link that follows for more details:  SSERC18_SUSS A5_ [...]

Experience digital skills professional learning at SSERC

2018-11-26T16:22:18+00:00November 26th, 2018|

On the 29th November  2018, we are testing our new digital skills accommodation and digital accessories by offering a free professional learning opportunity. Thursday 29th November 2018.      1.30 pm - 3.30pm Gain an understanding of the National advice and guidance on Technologies, Computing Science and how this can be embedded meaningfully within context across Early-First level [...]

New Publications

2018-11-12T12:12:03+00:00November 12th, 2018|

Some hard work has been going on in the background . . .it's not all beer and skittles here at SSERC. We (well, I) have now updated our documents on: New and Expectant Mothers - No significant changes to the advice itself but the document has been revised in light of CLP/GHS with a revised [...]

Hazardous Chemicals v Hazcards

2018-11-07T11:45:15+00:00November 7th, 2018|

FOr the vast majority of our Scottish users, this is not an issue. We are aware, however, that some of the independent schools do follow the English curriculum: with GCSEs and A-levels. Much of the documentation for these courses specifically references CLEAPSS Hazcards in the H&S information. There is generally very little difference in the [...]

Consultancy opportunity with SSERC

2018-12-10T21:54:45+00:00November 2nd, 2018|

Consultant required: Supporting the Young STEM Leader Programme. The Young STEM Leader Programme is derived from the Scottish Government’s STEM Strategy for Education and Training, specifically that there will be the establishment of a new Young STEM Leaders programme to stimulate and strengthen the development of peer mentoring and inspiration in STEM for children and [...]

Want to influence our secondary STEM professional learning programme ?

2018-10-16T20:45:15+00:00October 16th, 2018|

SSERC is in the process of establishing a secondary education advisory forum that will support the organisation in ensuring that our STEM professional learning offering continues to meet the current and future needs of the teaching profession. The terms of reference for the advisory forum are: To represent the secondary biology, chemistry, physics, design technology, and [...]

A voyage to Antarctica

2018-10-09T11:53:38+00:00October 9th, 2018|

Imagine seeing the following abstract from a CV Post doctoral researcher. Biochemist. Microbiologist. Scientist. STEM Ambassador. Mountain Leader General outdoor enthusiast. Then think that this person is currently participating in a one year leadership programme that culminates in three week voyage to the Antarctic. I wonder what conclusion you might form about this person. I wonder [...]

Supporting the Foundation Apprenticeship programme at SSERC

2018-10-09T11:40:17+00:00October 9th, 2018|

Foundation Apprenticeships are a Skills Development Scotland initiative, providing new, work-based learning opportunities for S5 and S6 learners. It enables them to complete elements of a Modern Apprenticeship while still at school. Learners work towards a Foundation Apprenticeship alongside their other subjects — their National 5s and Highers. They'll also spend part of the school week [...]

Asbestos in Bunsen burner gauzes

2018-11-07T11:36:06+00:00August 31st, 2018|

The HSE has alerted us to the possible contamination of a small number of ceramic-centred, Bunsen burner gauzes with asbestos. At present this it limited to two suppliers who are not major players in Scotland but further testing is being done and HSE’s investigations are ongoing. If further suppliers become involved, we will keep you [...]