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Scotland's universities stay open amidst COVID-19 epidemic

Universities have no plans to close. They are closely following the public health advice as they plan to manage the likely impact of COVID-19 and minimise the disruption experienced by students and staff over the coming days and weeks.

Universities Scotland moves to home working for staff

In line with advice from the UK and Scottish Governments, Universities Scotland staff will be working from home from the end of today (Tues 17 March) until the public health advice changes. We will be contactable on mobiles and by email. We look forward to continuing to work with you in these unprecedented circumstances.
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 respond to the cancellation of the school exam diet in Scotland

Following the announcement that this year’s diet of exams have been cancelled, Director of Alastair Sim said: “The decision to cancel the school exam diet has clearly been incredibly difficult for the Scottish Government and Qualifications body. Universities support the need to put pupil safety and wellbeing first and so we recognise the need for…

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Universities Scotland moves to home working for staff

In line with advice from the UK and Scottish Governments, Universities Scotland staff will be working from home from the end of today (Tuesday, 17 March)  until the public health advice changes. We are also cancelling face-to-face meetings with immediate effect and looking to put arrangements in place to hold video-conferencing where possible. We will…

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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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