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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.

More university students arriving straight from college

Figures released by the Scottish Funding Council show record numbers of students are receiving full credit for their college study.
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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Behind the scenes at Going Global part 2

Samantha Lister is back with the second and final part of her blog from Berlin. Samantha is Assistant Registrar at the University of St Andrews and is currently attending The British Council’s Going Global  conference in Berlin. This year, 12 Scottish universities are participating in the annual conference for leaders of international education where local, national,…

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Behind the scenes at Going Global

The British Council’s Going Global is an annual conference for leaders of international education where local, national, regional and global agendas meet. This year, 12 Scottish universities are participating in the conference. To give you a flavour of what’s happening at the conference, we have a series of blogs from Samantha Lister, Assistant Registrar at…

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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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