High turnout for public lecture in honour of David Raffe

There was a great response to the lecture in honour of Professor David Raffe, chaired by Professor Rowena Arshad OBE (above) and delivered by Professor Lindsay Paterson, with over 125 people squeezing into the venue. David, in his roles as Professor of Sociology of Education at the University of Edinburgh and Director of its Centre for Educational Sociology, … Continued

Qualifications across borders

CES Associate John Hart is a member of the UNESCO Expert Group on World Reference Levels (WRLs). The group was set up in at the end of 2015 to respond to the growing need for a reliable and manageable way to supplement and simplify the current processes of comparing, matching and recognising qualifications and credentials world-wide.  John … Continued

David Raffe special issue

We’re pleased to announce that a special issue of the Journal of Education and Work (volume 30, 2017) in honour of Professor David Raffe has now been published. It can be accessed at: The special issue “Bridging Divides – social science, educational policy and the improvement of education and training systems: an appreciation of … Continued

CES at 3rd International Enhancement in Higher Education Conference 2017

  Dr Cathy Howieson of CES, along with Keith MacAskill of Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, co-presented a paper entitled “Widening Participation Transition Support at Three Scottish Univerities” (click title to view or download).  This was based on the the report “Access and Beyond Supporting: Widening Participation Students in Three Scottish Universities“, which Dr Howieson co-authored with … Continued