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We want Scotland to be the nation that solved the challenge of widening access to HE

Our response to the recommendations of the Commission on Widening Access. We set out 3 areas in the Blueprint that we can start work on straight away.


Professor Andrea Nolan announced as Convener

We are delighted to welcome Professor Andrea Nolan as our new Convener from 1 August. Andrea was elected to the role by her peer group of Principals.

Universities Scotland is the representative body of Scotland's 19 higher education institutions. We develop policy on behalf of the university sector and campaign publicly on higher education issues.

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Post study work for international students

There is a broad consensus among universities, colleges and businesses that the reintroduction of a more competitive post study work visa for international students would be of huge social, economic and educational benefit to Scotland.

five point plan for innovation

Five Point Plan for Innovation

Universities have developed a set of actions – a five point plan – to take in partnership with business and support agencies to support the Scottish Government’s ambition that Scotland should become a world-leading entrepreneurial and innovation nation.

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