Univer­si­ties join forces to help forces vet­er­ans

The Scotsman - - Features - By LEWIS MCKEN­ZIE

Two Scot­tish univer­si­ties have joined to­gether to help armed forces vet­er­ans find new ca­reers and adapt to civil­ian life.

Glas­gow Cale­do­nian Uni­ver­sity, Ed­in­burgh Napier Uni­ver­sity and Vet­er­ans Scot­land will jointly host an event to­day in Glas­gow to ex­hibit how univer­si­ties and col­leges can sup­port ex-mil­i­tary per­son­nel and their fam­i­lies. In Scot­land there are around 237,000 vet­er­ans of dif­fer­ent ages, so­cial back­grounds and length of ser­vice.

GCU and ENU are signed up to the Armed Forces Covenant, a prom­ise from the na­tion that those who serve or have served in the mil­i­tary and their fam­i­lies are treated fairly.

The event forms part of the GCU-HM Forces Learn­ing Part­ner­ship, de­signed specif­i­cally for mil­i­tary per­son­nel look­ing to ad­vance their ca­reer or change direc­tion.

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