July 21 2016

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

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

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

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

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 […]

June 03 2016
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The Herald’s Higher Education Awards 2016 announce finalists

Universities Scotland has welcomed the announcement of the finalists for the second year of the The Herald’s Higher Education Awards. The awards, in association with the University of the West of Scotland, comprise 12 categories that look to recognise the outstanding achievements of colleges and universities. We are supporting the awards this year and have sponsored […]

May 31 2016

Tavish Scott MSP appointed Education and Sport spokesperson for Scottish Liberal Democrat Party

Scottish LibDem leader, Willie Rennie MSP, has announced his party’s team of spokespeople. The team, with a gender balance of seven women and five men, sees Tavish Scott MSP (Shetland Islands) a former leader of the party, take up the role of spokesperson on Education and sport. The newly elected MSP Mike Rumbles (North East Scotland) […]

May 27 2016

Reaction to Sutton Trust report: Access in Scotland

Universities Scotland responded to a report on access to university published today [Friday, 27 May] by the Sutton Trust. The report, Access in Scotland, is a comparative assessment of widening access policy and performance across the UK. Commenting on the report, a spokesperson said: “Universities deeply share the First Minister’s commitment to enabling people to realise their […]

May 26 2016
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Universities Scotland responds to the Final Report of the Growing Value Scotland Task Force

Responding to the publication today, Thursday 26 May, of the Final Report of the Growing Value Scotland Task Force by the National Centre for Universities and Business (NCUB), Universities Scotland’s Director, Alastair Sim said:   “Scottish business leaders make clear in this report that support for our universities is vital if the nation is to […]

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