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General Election 2019: Universities Scotland manifesto

The higher education policies we want political parties to adopt in their own manifestos for the upcoming UK General Election.

Universities' priorities for the 2020/21 Scottish Budget

Universities see this year’s budget from the Scottish Government as a pivotal point in our future.
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 comment on investment in additional counsellors for universities

Responding to today’s (1 November) announcement by the Scottish Government that it will invest in 80 new counsellors across colleges and universities, Deputy Director of Universities Scotland, David Lott said: “The investment in counsellors for universities is a welcome one. Student mental health is incredibly important and we are delighted to be working across the…

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Come join our team!

We have a new vacancy in our team for a Senior Policy Officer. The successful applicant will work in an exciting role at the heart of higher education policy and across multiple areas of expertise. With a particular initial focus in the role on the sector’s resourcing and governance, the successful applicant will work with…

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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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