Fiona Rice


  • United Kingdom

Personal profile

Personal Statement

I joined the University of Strathclyde in 2017 as a Teaching Associate in Gaelic Education.

I graduated in 2012 with an MA (Hons) Gaelic with Education from the University of Aberdeen. I was then employed as a teacher of Gaelic at Hazlehead Academy, Aberdeen, and latterly Grange Academy in Kilmarnock, where I had overall responsibility for the department. 

I have experience within Gaelic assessments at National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher levels, and have worked with SQA as both an examination writer and marker. From 2013-2017, I was Deputy Lead Verfier for the Gaidhlig national qualifications. 

I am currently undertaking a Doctorate in Education with a focus on Gaelic Medium Education. 

Expertise & Capabilities

MA (Hons) Gaelic with Education

Leadership in Gaelic Medium Education (SCQF 9) Social Enterprise Academy

NQST SQA Gaidhlig National Qualification

Development of resources for Gaelic Medium Education

Teaching Interests

I currently teach across a range of modules:

Module Leader:

PGDE Creative Contexts for Learning: Gaelic Education

Module Tutor:

PGDE Principles, Policy and Practice

PGDE Educational Principles and Perspectives

PGDE Placement Learning, Primary Education (Gaelic Medium)

PGDE Placement Learning, Secondary Education (Gaelic Medium)

PGDE Professional Specialisation

PGDE Creative Contexts for Learning: Social Studies (Primary Education)

PGDE Creative Contexts for Learning: Religious and Moral Education (Primary Education)

BA Primary Education Pedagogy and Placement Learning Year 2

BA Year 4 Policy and Politics in Education

Masters in Education Supervision of dissertation 

Education/Academic qualification

PG Certificate Supporting Teacher Learning , University Of Strathclyde

Award Date: 24 May 2021

Leadership in Gaelic Education, Social Enterprise Academy

Award Date: 3 Dec 2016

Master of Arts, (Hons) Gaelic with Education, University of Aberdeen

Award Date: 5 Jul 2012