Blog: Disabled Students at University in Scotland

Posted on Thursday, March 21st, 2019

We very much welcome the latest Discussion Paper on Disabled Students at University from Sir Professor Peter Scott, the Commissioner for Fair Access in Scotland. The paper considers fair access to university in relation to representation, entrant trends, retention and degree outcomes for disabled students.  Lead Scotland is passionate about fair access and we started […]

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Keep Cyber Safe and Pass it On, Inverness 24/4/19

Posted on Thursday, March 7th, 2019

Come along and help us celebrate our 40th anniversary, have afternoon tea and learn something new, in this case staying safe online! the event is being held at the Best Western Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa in the Ness suite on the afternoon of the 24th April, 2019 in Inverness. Please register to tell us […]

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Help us shape Lead Scotland’s 2020 to 2023 Strategic Plan

Posted on Tuesday, March 5th, 2019

Every day people contact our learning, befriending and helpline services looking for options and the right support to begin learning, volunteering, having a say and working within communities across Scotland. Please tell us what you would like us to be doing in 2023 by responding to our strategic planning survey. Answer as many questions as […]

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Would you like to become a non executive director of Lead Scotland?

Posted on Friday, March 1st, 2019

Find out more about Lead Scotland.  Find out more about about trustee duties.  We have a board induction process to help you understand your role. We are looking for a new board member to join our team. We are keen to recruit an individual with a background in fundraising or marketing. Lead Scotland is at […]

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Would you like to become a non executive director of Lead Scotland?

Posted on Friday, March 1st, 2019

Find out more about Lead Scotland.  Find out more about about trustee duties.  We have a board induction process to help you understand your role. We are looking for a new board member to join our team. We are keen to recruit an individual with a background in fundraising or marketing. Lead Scotland is at […]

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Lead’s next empowerment meeting is in Kirkcaldy

Posted on Friday, March 1st, 2019

Come along and help us celebrate our 40th anniversary, have afternoon tea and learn something new! In Fife the topic is participatory budgeting and we will be in St Brycedale Church, St Brycedale Ave, Kirkcaldy KY1 1ET on 28th March, 2019 between 1pm and 3pm. Register to tell us you are coming and share your […]

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Sarah’s story

Posted on Wednesday, January 16th, 2019

Sarah felt increasingly isolated in her final year before graduation. As life with her newly acquired health condition progressed, she struggled to keep up with the increasing demands of her course. Feeling unsupported by her university, she got in touch with Lead Scotland’s disabled students’ helpline. Sarah was diagnosed with ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome going into […]

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Pat’s story

Posted on Friday, November 16th, 2018

“It’s hard…it looks like we are going to have to battle the system once again,” said Pat, after her son Matthew was told he had to find funding for another year at college himself, including the expensive travel costs he would incur as a result of his impairment. The challenges of funding were putting a […]

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Living wage accreditation

Posted on Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

Lead Scotland is very pleased to have become an accredited Living Wage Employer. This means that Lead Scotland voluntarily pays the living wage to all its employees and sub-contractors. The minimum wage, as set by the Government, is at present £7.83 an hour whereas the living wage, the amount calculated on what employees and their families require […]

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Lead Scotland AGM 2018

Posted on Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

In the week when the new national living wage rate was announced and people were shouting “time for change” on  international volunteer managers day we held our AGM, in the very beautiful Perth North Church, an accessible and welcoming venue. We’ve had a good year reaching more learners, befriendees, helpline callers and supporters so the […]

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