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

Project Job Role: 
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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    Proposed revisions to the Basque Statute of Autonomy have revealed underlying tensions but the fault lines are not where an outside observer might assume they would be. They are fundamental and political and, explains Michael Keating, unlikely to be resolved by technocratic debate.

  • 16th October 2018

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  • 15th October 2018

    As the buildup to the EU Council meeting reaches fever pitch, Richard Parry explains that deals at dawn may work in Brussels but they don't always play to the home crowd.

  • 13th October 2018

    Theresa May’s efforts to keep her DUP allies onside may, suggests Prof Nicola McEwen, end up easing Nicola Sturgeon’s path to independence following any subsequent referendum on the subject.

  • 12th October 2018

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