The first project of the Dumfries Learning Town has got underway, as a groundbreaking ceremony was held at St Joseph's College.
The Dumfries Learning Town, funded by the Scottish Government's Schools for the Future programme, is a 'whole town' approach to facilitating learning; aiming to provide nursery, primary and secondary education.
Graham Construction was selected as principal contractor to deliver the three Phase 1 projects in the DLT programme, which in total will cost £60m.
These are St Joseph's College, North West Campus and 'The Bridge': an 'innovative centre of excellence' available to all of the new schools.
Preparations are underway at the University of Cumbria to welcome hundreds of new students to Carlisle as Freshers Week gets underway on the 18th of September.
The Students' Union are expecting around 1,100 new students to be settling in at campuses in the city:
We're really really looking forward to meeting a lot of the freshers. And we're here to like look after them. So part of the Students' Union's job is to make sure they feel welcome and make sure that they feel at home, so when they get homesick and things like that we're there to like you know be a friendly smiling face.
Staff at Dumfries and Galloway College are joining a national strike across Scotland tomorrow, it's aimed at getting support workers the same pay rise as lecturers.
There'll be picket lines at Dumfries and Stranraer campuses.
Lecturers have been told they will get £450 extra per year - while support workers have been offered £230.
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Students preparing for their first year at the University of Cumbria are being warned about so-called Freshers' Flu.
The term refers to illnesses like fevers, headaches and sore throats, which tend to affect people in their first few weeks at university.
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Many of those opening their results will have been affected by December's floods.
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