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Augar Review recommends fees cut to £7,500

The much-anticipated review into post-18 education and funding has landed but what do the recommendations mean for Scotland?

New resource to tackle GBV and mental health

50,000 stickers have been issued to colleges and universities to help people experiencing gender based violence and mental health issues.
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 respond to the second annual report of the Commissioner for Fair Access

Following the publication of the second annual report of the Commissioner for Fair Access, a spokesperson for Universities Scotland said: “There’s a lot in this report that’s designed to keep the pressure on universities and we’ve come to expect that from the Commissioner but there is also a clear recognition of the amount of progress made…

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The economic contribution made by Scottish universities

On Friday (31 May), Universities Scotland were asked to respond to comments made at a seminar about the economic contribution made by Scotland’s universities. Part of our response was printed in Saturday’s edition of The Times. The full statement from our Director, Alastair Sim was: “We’re all working towards the same goal, which is to…

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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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Going for Growth

Universities are ambitious to grow our contribution. To do this, we need to operate sustainably in respect to our core grants. In 2018/19 we are asking for these grants to remain flat in real terms. Looking to 2019/20, we would like to see the beginning of a movement towards sustainable and competitive levels of funding,…

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