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Shona Struthers, CEO of Colleges Scotland, has joined the ‘choose to challenge’ message of this year’s International Women’s Day. Speaking to mark the global celebration she said: “It’s so important that, today in particular, we celebrate female leaders in all walks of life, not just for their own achievements but to inspire future female leaders.
“The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day is ‘choose to challenge’ and I would urge everyone to challenge discrimination or lack of opportunity wherever they encounter it.
“In the college sector, we’re very fortunate to have many amazing and talented female role models who are helping to educate and ensure the success of future generations of female leaders.
“On behalf of Colleges Scotland, I wish everyone a happy International Women’s Day.”
Shona Struthers, Chief Executive of Colleges Scotland https://youtu.be/fUBdAHTnZNo
Audrey Cumberford, Principal of Edinburgh College https://youtu.be/FT6m_75Zk10
Angela Cox, Principal of Borders College https://youtu.be/_od4fj8pQSE
Aileen McKechnie, Principal & CEO, South Lanarkshire College https://youtu.be/19F6jui7X8g
The EIS-FELA has voted in favour of industrial action. The action being taken by EIS-FELA is extremely disappointing after what has already been a very difficult and challenging year for staff and students across Scotland.
Following the First Minister’s announcement earlier this week, colleges are now able to bring 5% of students back onto campus for face-to-face teaching where it’s essential. Online and remote learning will, however, continue to be the norm for the vast majority of students because of the ongoing restrictions.
The Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science, Richard Lochhead MSP, has written to every student in Scotland today and sent them a video message.
Read our news release: pdf Supporting Students - Thursday 25 February 2021 (109 KB)
Colleges Scotland has commented the EIS-FELA ballot for industrial action which opened today (Friday, 5 February 2021).