Briefings & Evidence

Submission to the Education, Children and Young People’s Committee on pre-budget scrutiny for 2025/26

We have submitted a response to the Scottish Parliament’s Education, Children and Young People’s Committee ahead of our appearance on Tuesday 12 June on their pre-budget scrutiny session for FY 2025/26.

In our response, we have highlighted some key areas including:

  • The university sector has faced real terms cuts for almost a decade, creating a very precarious financial position. This follows a high reduction of £28.5 million in the last academic year, building upon cuts in previous years.
  • There has been a significant plummet in the last two international student recruitment cycles, undermining the model of cross- subsidy that the Scottish Government funding model relies upon.
  • The number of opportunities for Scottish-domiciled undergraduates remains at a near record high.

You can read our full submission here.