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Committee of Scottish Chairs publish a new code of governance

Universities Scotland welcomes the publication of the 2017 edition of the Scottish Code of Good Higher Education Governance. The code, which sets out principles and practices to ensure the effective governance of universities, represents a significant step forward in university transparency, inclusion and accountability. The safeguarding of good governance in HEIs is the responsibility of the […]

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Success for Scottish students as UCAS figures revealed

New figures released today by UCAS, the admissions body, have been welcomed by Universities Scotland. Higher results day has seen a large increase in number of people from most deprived areas going to university in 2017. There has been a 13% increase in the number of placed applicants from Scotland’s 20% most deprived neighbourhoods compared […]

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Developing an entrepreneurial mindset

Scotland’s universities are driving a culture of entrepreneurship on campus. Lynne Russell At Queen Margaret tells us what this means for students at Queen Margaret University Edinburgh.  Returning to work from holiday is often a chore however, on this occasion my spirits were lifted as soon as I entered the atrium at Queen Margaret University. […]

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Graduates of Scottish institutions continue to outperform peers in rest of UK

New statistics published today (29 June 2017) continues the trend that graduates from Scotland’s 19 higher education institutions have better prospects within six months of graduation than their peers in the rest of the UK. Statistics released by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) on Destination of Leavers from Higher Education in the United Kingdom […]

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Graduates 2017: Laura’s story

This month we have a series of blogs from young people who are weeks away from graduating and are about to enter the world of work. In these blogs, the graduates will be discussing how university prepared them for their future careers. Our sixth blog in the series is from Laura McClinton, who graduated last week from […]

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Graduates 2017: Charlotte’s story

This month we have a series of blogs from young people who are weeks away from graduating and are about to enter the world of work. In these blogs, the graduates will be discussing how university prepared them for their future careers. Our fifth blog in the series is from Charlotte Rigden, who is about to graduate […]

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Strong performance for Scotland’s universities in the TEF

Today (Thursday, 22nd June) marks the first publication of the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) results for universities across the UK and participating universities in Scotland. Five Scottish universities decided to take part in the TEF. The TEF was introduced by the UK Government in 2016 with the aim of recognising and rewarding excellence in teaching […]

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Graduates 2017: Eilidh’s story

This month we have a series of blogs from young people who are weeks away from graduating and are about to enter the world of work. In these blogs, the graduates will be discussing how university prepared them for their future careers. Our fourth blog in the series is from Eilidh Macleod, who is about to […]

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Graduates 2017: Kirsty’s story

This month we have a series of blogs from young people who are weeks away from graduating and are about to enter the world of work. In these blogs, the graduates discuss how university has prepared them for their future careers. Our third in the series is from Kirsty Young, who will graduate from Robert Gordon University […]

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