Leadership for a sustainable future – Webinar

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CMS Scotland is delighted to be working in partnership with The Scotsman to deliver a virtual event on leadership for a sustainable future. Sustainability has increasingly been on the agenda of business, investors, funders, the public sector and third sector. The pandemic has accelerated change and sharpened focus in this area. These challenging times are […]

Open Banking and the financial data revolution

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Revolutions pit the old order against the new.  An unlikely source of just such a clash is currently happening in financial services. The Open Banking revolution, as it has come to be known, is a direct result of the EU Directive on payment services (PSD 2). This rather dull sounding piece of legislation is ripping open the banking sector’s […]

In the Know

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2020: the year ahead. Maybe? It’s been a strange old decade, the 2010s. We’ve seen interest rates go places we thought impossible, central banks do things we never expected and, here in the UK, had more than our fair share of votes. A new year beckons, so the time is upon me to channel the […]

The Future of Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

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The NHS is world-renowned for its cradle-to-grave provision of healthcare that’s free at the point of use. As the fifth largest employer in the world, most Britons know someone who works within the healthcare system, and it holds a special place in many hearts around the UK. Since its founding in 1948, it has grappled […]

Either you’re good or you’re dead

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More than anything else, one thing has been at the top of our mind lately: in business, if you’re not the cheapest or the best, you’re toast. This really hit home to me when I travelled to the US in May 2018 to hunt for companies to invest in. I visited numerous companies that were […]

The Benefits of a Student Industry Placement

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During the summer, I undertook a research project as part of my Master’s degree in Stratified Medicine and Pharmacological Innovation at the University of Glasgow. My project involved looking at a particular gene involved in cardiovascular disease, and sequencing this gene from various strains of rat models. While I was part of the research team […]

University to the workplace: acquiring the skills required for a successful and fulfilling career

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The transition between university and the workplace is difficult. The ever increasing competitiveness between recent graduates for jobs and internships causes a great deal of stress; the endless hours spent filling out application forms and sending CVs, only to receive rejection after rejection is demoralising . With so many degrees, particularly in Life Sciences, I […]