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Scottish Budget disappointing for universities

The 2020/21 budget from the Scottish Government represents a 0% change in real terms to higher education funding.

Scottish priorities for EU funding successor

Read our submission to a Scottish Government consultation on the replacement of European Structural & Investment Funds.
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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Universities Scotland comments on new points-based immigration system

Following the publication of a proposed new points-based immigration system by the Home Office, the Director of Universities Scotland, Alastair Sim said: “Since the EU referendum, universities in Scotland have been clear that we need an immigration system that recognises the importance of higher education and the value that our sector places on being able…

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Universities Scotland react to Scottish Government Budget

Following yesterday’s Scottish Government Budget published in the Scottish Parliament, which saw a 0% change in real terms to universities budgets, Professor Andrea Nolan, Convener of Universities Scotland said: “This budget gives university funding real terms protection at 0%. The reality is that universities have no more money, in real terms, to spend on students…

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the real value of T

Ahead of the Scottish Government’s 2017 budget, we made a positive case for investment in the university Teaching Grant. Investing in the Teaching Grant is an investment in every student. We asked the Scottish Government to protect the amount of teaching resource spent on each student in real terms in 2018/19. On 14 December, Finance Secretary Derek Mackay…

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