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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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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Universities welcome SQA exam results

Universities Scotland has welcomed the publication of SQA exam results across Scotland. Today, statistical data released by UCAS show that as of 9 August: 60.1% of Scottish students gained a place at their firm choice university, up from the pre-pandemic level of 57.5% in 2019. This is a new record. 29,630 students have accepted a…

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Message to university applicants ahead of results day

We understand that the days ahead of results day, Tuesday 9 August, are always an anxious time for learners and we want to offer reassurance to applicants. Universities know that this year has been another difficult one for those working towards senior phase qualifications. It is the first year since 2019 that exams have returned…

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