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August 16 2016
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Universities Scotland responds to the Scottish Government’s Enterprise and Skills Review

We have been pleased to respond to a call for evidence from Economy Secretary Keith Brown MSP, as part of the end-to-end review of enterprise and skills support in Scotland that he is leading. Scotland’s 19 higher education institutions are committed to delivering impact in Scotland and the wider world and want to work as […]

August 09 2016
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Results day brings university success for Scots

Higher results day has brought good news for Scottish students today (Tuesday 9 August) with a 5 per cent increase in the number of Scots accepted into a Scottish university for 2016/17 academic year compared to the same point last year. As of midnight last night 28,300 Scottish students had accepted a place at one […]

August 02 2016
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Response to Home Office Tier 4 visa pilot for international students

Universities Scotland was asked for comment on the UK Government’s new pilot exercise on the Tier 4 visa scheme open to international students who have studied masters programmes in four UK universities. Details of the scheme can be found on p93 of this Home Office guidance.  A spokesperson from Universities Scotland said: “We welcome the fact […]

July 31 2016
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Professor Andrea Nolan announced as Convener of Universities Scotland

Universities Scotland, the organisation which represents all 19 of Scotland’s higher education institutions welcomes Professor Andrea Nolan as its Convener for a period of two years, from today, 1 August 2016 to 31 July 2018. Professor Andrea Nolan, Principal and Vice-Chancellor at Edinburgh Napier University, was elected to the post by her peer group of […]

July 21 2016
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Joint Statement: Scottish Government and Universities Scotland on EU Staff and Research

In a joint statement today the Scottish Government and Universities Scotland have made clear that the contribution of EU researchers to our excellent research as well as to our economy, society and culture is valued.  Researchers in Scotland also continue to benefit from freedom of movement across the EU, enabling them to collaborate or to […]

July 08 2016
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Graduates from Scotland’s universities secure best levels of employment in the UK

New UK Performance Indicator figures published by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) show 95.1 per cent of graduates from Scotland’s universities in 2014/15 secured employment or further study six months after graduation – the highest levels in the UK. Graduates from Scotland’s universities were more likely to be in employment or further study than […]

July 07 2016
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Audit Scotland report warns of risks to university funding for teaching, research, capital and overall sustainability

Audit Scotland has today [Thursday, 7 July 2016] published a broad audit of higher education funding and student support. The audit warns of a number of ‘underlying risks’ to Scotland’s university sector as a result of mounting funding pressures. It calls on the Scottish Government to ensure ‘its approach to funding higher education is sustainable […]

July 01 2016
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Joint Statement: Scottish Government and Universities Scotland on the outcome of the EU Referendum

Under EU law, students from EU Member States applying for undergraduate degrees at Scottish universities are currently eligible for free tuition. JOINT STATEMENT: SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT AND UNIVERSITIES SCOTLAND ON THE OUTCOME OF THE EU REFERENDUM We welcome the contribution EU students make to our society, culture and economy. EU students add to the diversity of [...]
June 30 2016
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Great news for graduates from Scotland’s universities as their prospects for graduate level jobs outstrip England

Statistics released today, Thursday 30 June 2016, show a higher rate of positive destinations for Scottish graduates compared to last year, and demonstrate that yet again 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. The statistics by the Higher […]

June 24 2016
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Reaction to the result of the EU referendum

A spokesperson from Universities Scotland said: “The electorate has made its choice and we respect its decision. This outcome has a number of significant and direct implications for Scotland’s universities but the most important thing right now is to advise EU staff and students working and studying in our Scottish institutions that nothing changes overnight […]

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