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A Vision for HE in 2030

We have a vision for higher education's contribution to learners, to society, to the economy and to Scotland's place in the world by 2030.

Universities receive strong report card from students

This year’s National Student Survey (NSS) results show students are more satisfied with the quality of their course compared with last year.
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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Scottish universities receive strong report card from students

This year’s National Student Survey (NSS) results have shown that students studying at Scottish universities are more satisfied with the quality of their course compared with last year. Overall satisfaction with courses in Scotland has improved by one per cent since 2018 and now stands at 84 per cent. The figure matches the UK average…

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A Vision for Scotland’s universities in 2030

Alastair Sim, Director of Universities Scotland, takes the long view and sets out our ambition for Scotland’s higher education sector in 2030: Graduation season is the perfect time to launch our Vision for Scottish higher education in 2030 because graduations represent a springboard into the future and a time full of optimism and energy. That’s…

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  • RT @UniversitiesUK: The talent of thousands of research technicians and language assistants from outside the UK help our universities thr…
  • RT @UniversitiesUK: UUK has today joined with a coalition of business and education bodies to call on the next prime minister to reform t…
  • RT @UniversitiesUK: ❗️ "This is a real issue. The proportion of EU students on four year courses or more in Scotland is 96%" The UK Govern…
  • RT @ScotGovEdu: Higher Education Minister @RichardLochhead has written to EU education ministers to reiterate Scotland‘s college…
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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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