Sheila Riddell

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Sheila
Riddell
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Professor of Inclusion and Diversity / Director of Research & Knowledge Exchange / Director of CREID
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University of Edinburgh
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The future of higher education lies at the heart of the debate on Scottish independence, and has a strong bearing on individual life chances, social mobility and issues of social justice and social citizenship. This fellowship will inform public debate in the run-up to the referendum by exploring how administrative and parliamentary devolution affects higher education in Scotland, investigating the impact of devolution on cross-border student flows, and illuminating the implications of devolution or independence for present and future higher education policy.

Fellowship project: Higher Education in Scotland, the Devolution Settlement and the Referendum on Independence

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Professor of Inclusion and Diversity

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This working paper draws on findings from an ESRC-funded project entitled Higher Education in Scotland, the Devolution Settlement and the Referendum on Independence, conducted by researchers at the University of Edinburgh between March 2013 and July 2014. The project is part of the ESRC’s Future of... Read more
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by Sheila Riddell, Centre for Research in Education Inclusion and Diversity, University of Edinburgh Higher education may not be the most salient issue for voters in the independence debate.  Nonetheless, it is of great importance economically, socially and culturally and highlights issues with much... Read more
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by Sheila Riddell, ESRC Fellow and Centre for Research in Education Inclusion and Diversity, University of Edinburgh The Scottish Government’s  White Paper on Scotland’s future, published on 26th November 2013, includes a chapter on education, skills and employment, and has a particular focus on the... Read more
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  • 18th December 2018

    Aileen McHarg looks at last week’s decision by the Supreme Court in the UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Legal Continuity) (Scotland) Bill reference which demonstrates both the strength and the weakness of Holyrood as a legislature.

  • 17th December 2018

    The Supreme Court's ruling on the Scottish Continuity Bill gave both sides something but acknowledged that the vast bulk of the Bill was within Holyrood's competence at the time it was passed however, suggests Sionaidh Douglas-Scott, the strong feeling that devolved interests are not taken seriously highlights underlying fractures within the Union.

  • 14th December 2018

    Disagreements about the border between Northern Ireland and Ireland are about more than practical considerations of where customs checks should be performed, says Michael Keating.

  • 14th December 2018

    Derek MacKay’s third budget of this parliamentary session was doomed to be overshadowed by events at Westminster.

  • 12th December 2018

    Although the N-VA has insisted it left the Belgian government to pursue ’principled opposition’ those principle are, says Coree Brown Swan, at the very least informed by a strategy that allows it to maintain policy influence from outside government while countering the electoral threat posed by a resurgent Vlaams Belang.

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