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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.

Statement on fair assessment during COVID-19

Scottish higher education institutions offer students the reassurance that fairness will be applied to assessments during the pandemic.
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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Colleges and universities preparing for phased return

Scotland’s colleges and universities are gearing up for a phased campus return for the next academic year as COVID-19 lockdown restrictions are gradually lifted. When institutions suspended face-to-face teaching in March to protect staff and students, they were able to quickly switch to online teaching and assessment, providing students with equipment to access online learning….

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Universities Scotland response to Scottish Government announcement of £75m for university research

The Scottish Government has today [Wednesday 6 May 2020] announced a one-off £75 million increase in funding for Scottish higher education to help mitigate the financial impact of COVID-19 on university research. Professor Andrea Nolan, Convener of Universities Scotland, said: “We welcome the Scottish Government’s recognition of the role research and innovation will play in…

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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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