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Our Response to the Resource Spending Review

Universities Scotland responds to the Scottish Government's resource spending review.

Universities Scotland's New Leadership Team

Universities Scotland are delighted to announce our new Convener Professor Sally Mapstone and Vice Convener Sir Paul Grice.
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Queen’s Birthday Honours recognises Dame Sally Mapstone

Professor Sally Mapstone has been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in her Platinum Jubilee year. Sally has been made a DBE for her extraordinary services to higher education. Dame Sally has been Principal and Vice Chancellor the University of St Andrews since 2016. She has been Vice Convener of Universities Scotland since 2020 and…

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Response to resource spending review

The Scottish Government published its resource spending review today, setting out its high-level spending intentions to 2026/27. It includes an indicative, combined allocation for higher education and further education. The combined budget is set to be flat in cash terms for the next four years at £1,501 million. Responding to the announcement, which represents a…

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