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Briggs congratulates Napier University on armed forces award.

Miles Briggs, Lothian MSP, is congratulating Edinburgh Napier University on winning an award from the Ministry of Defence in recognition of its commitment to the armed forces. The university has been given a silver award under the MOD’s Defence Employer Recognition Scheme as an employer that has made a demonstrable effort to support, recruit and develop armed forces personnel, and shown flexibility towards annual training commitments and the mobilisation of reservists. Miles has tabled a Parliamentary motion commending Napier on its success.

Speaking today Miles said:

“ I congratulate Napier University on winning this prestigious award which rightly recognises the excellent work it is doing to both support staff members with armed forces experience and commitments and to offer flexible entry paths on to degree courses for current for former armed forces personnel.”

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* Please see below the motion as tabled by Miles today.

Motion Number: S5M-07474
Lodged By: Miles Briggs
Date Lodged: 04/09/2017

Title: Napier University Receives Award for Armed Forces Support

Motion Text:

That the Parliament congratulates Edinburgh Napier University on receiving a silver award under the Ministry of Defence’s Defence (MoD) Employer Recognition Scheme; understands that the criteria for the silver award is that an employer has made a demonstrable effort to support, recruit and develop armed forces personnel and shown flexibility toward annual training commitments and the mobilisation of reservists; believes that in 2016 the university also signed the Armed Forces Covenant, committing it to offering existing or former forces personnel a range of flexible entry paths on to degree courses, which acknowledges prior qualifications and relevant experience; understands that the university is proud to be a forces-friendly employer that strives to support new or existing staff from armed forces backgrounds and investing in their future career development; notes that the university also held an armed forces open day in April 2017 where it showcased new research into post-traumatic stress disorder, and commends all those involved with the university in its positive work, which has been recognised by the MoD.

Miles Briggs