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COVID-19 and Scottish higher education

Keep up to date with all the latest news, briefings and campaigns on higher education and COVID-19, all in one place.

Scotland’s Recovery – Universities’ Role

The world-leading research and teaching that universities offer can be deployed to accelerate Scotland's recovery from COVID-19.
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.

Recent News

Universities Scotland announce new leadership team

Universities Scotland, the organisation which represents all 19 of Scotland’s higher education institutions welcomes Professor Gerry McCormac as its Convener and Professor Sally Mapstone as Vice Convener for a period of two years from 1 August 2020 to 31 July 2022. Professor Gerry McCormac, Principal & Vice Chancellor at the University of Stirling, was elected…

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Universities Scotland response to research support package from UK Government

Commenting on the UK Government’s announcement of a package to support universities to continue research and innovation activities, Universities Scotland Convener Professor Andrea Nolan said: “I welcome the UK Government’s action to support research in universities across the UK. Research and innovation has been essential in the fight against the virus and will be an even…

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Recent Tweets

  • RT @dundeeuni: We are joining @UniversitiesUK in thanking our staff and students who have gone the extra mile to help others during the Cov…
  • RT @UniWestScotland: UWS graduate apprentice engineer, Aaron McMath, has been playing a role in the fight against coronavirus by producing…
  • RT @jobsacuk: @GSofA is seeking a Deputy Director to provide exceptional academic leadership in learning, teaching and student experience,…
  • RT @UniversitiesUK: Dr David Fitzpatrick is a senior lecturer & programme director for @StirUni Paramedic programme He recently returned…
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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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