“This makes it a very compelling resource and really helps university staff better understand the challenges student carers face in juggling their unpaid care role alongside studying.” Shona Littlejohn OU Scotland
The University of the Highlands and Islands partnership has been awarded £100,000 to help students who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Every Health Board in Scotland has recorded positive test results for Covid today, 8th of January. Orkney’s cumulative total now stands at 42.
The 4 nations of the UK have reached an agreement over the easing of restrictions over the Christmas period.
New Carers Trust Scotland research shows the key challenges for Scotland’s student carer population.
£560million to the Highlands and Islands, Moray and Perthshire economies, 6,200 jobs supported
Constituency LibDem MSPs for the Northern Isles, Liam McArthur (Orkney) and Beatrice Wishart(Shetland) have asked how a differentiated approach to the current limitations across Scotland during the Covid pandemic could be applied.
Richard Lochead also thanked students for ” playing their role at this very difficult time when they are trying to benefit from further and higher education against a backdrop of a global pandemic.”
The University of the Highlands and Islands has developed a series of podcasts to support students and graduates at this time of global uncertainty.
The module will help college practitioners to better understand the challenges faced by many student carers and provides guidance on how to improve support for these students at college.