I've worked as The Herald's education correspondent for the past five years, covering a range of stories from bogus colleges in Glasgow to the state of the nation's schools and the future of university funding. I'm interested in any stories relating to education. I previously worked at The Scotsman, covering politics and home affairs.
A snapshot survey by The Herald has prompted calls for extra funding after it revealed at least 10,000 students are on waiting lists, with the final total likely to be significantly higher.
While 21.5% of 16 to 24-year-olds in Scotland are now out of work, the Scottish Government has slashed teaching budgets for further education institutions – which focus primarily on vocational courses – while spending on universities has been protected.