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Professor Gerry McCormac recognised with knighthood

Our Convener is recognised in the New Year Honours for services to higher education.

January Budget is critical for Scottish HE

The sector asks for an additional £205.9 million in the Budget to move universities into a sustainable funding position.
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 responds to postponed return of students

Responding to the announcement from the Scottish Government on the return of students to university, a spokesperson for Universities Scotland said: “In light of the high prevalence of the virus across the country, it is appropriate that there should be an increased staggering of the return of students to campus. We look forward to receiving…

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Professor Gerry McCormac recognised with a knighthood

Universities Scotland’s Convener, Professor Gerry McCormac, has been recognised with a knighthood in the Queen’s New Year Honours for his extraordinary public service. Professor Sir Gerry McCormac, who has been Principal at the University of Stirling since 2010, was given the honour in recognition of his services to higher education and to the economy. Professor…

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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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