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Universities to offer guaranteed places to care leavers

Scottish universities will guarantee offers of university places to care experienced applicants who meet new minimum entry requirements.

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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 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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Scotland’s universities to guarantee offers to care experienced applicants who meet minimum entry requirements

Scotland’s 18 higher education institutions[1] have today (25 July) set out a new commitment that care experienced applicants[2] who meet minimum entry requirements will be guaranteed an offer of an undergraduate place at university. This bold, sector-wide move will be in place for the next admissions cycle, starting this autumn for people looking to start…

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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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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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