Universities Scotland were invited by the Scottish Parliament’s Social Justice and Social Security Committee to give evidence on Thursday 15 June 2023 as part of the committee’s inquiry into child poverty and parental employment.
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We were given the opportunity to provide evidence to the Education, Children and Young People Committee on their inquiry into Erasmus+ and the replacement schemes in place across the UK. In our evidence we highlight: Scotland’s students, staff and universities would benefit significantly from the introduction of a two-way mobility scheme in Scotland, that would complement…
Universities Scotland Director, Alastair Sim, has written to the Education, Children and Young People Committee following the evidence session given by the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Graeme Dey MSP, on Wednesday 17 May.
Universities Scotland is extremely disappointed by the Scottish Government’s decision to withdraw £20 million of resource funding allocated to the higher education sector for financial year (FY) 2023/24 and to reverse aspects of the budget decision as supported by the Scottish Parliament in the Budget Bill (now Act) as passed on 21 February 2023.
We have welcomed the opportunity to respond to the Scottish Government’s post-school education, research and skills: interim purpose and principles exercise. We have engaged with the Scottish Government during the consultation phase, which closed on 24 March 2023, culminating in our formal response to their draft.
Ahead of giving evidence on the Disabled Children and Young People (Transitions to Adulthood) (Scotland) Bill at the Scottish Parliament’s Education, Children and Young People Committee on Wednesday 8 February 2023, we have submitted written evidence to the committee.
We have responded to the consultation on the options for change as part of Professor Hayward’s independent review of the future of qualifications and assessment in Scotland. In our submission, we support the opportunity for learners to have diverse opportunities to meet their needs and interests as they move beyond school to college, university, training,…
With the cost-of-living crisis continuing, we have produced a briefing for MSPs and others focusing on the steps being taken by universities across Scotland to support their students.
The brief gives an overview of the range of actions that universities have been actively taking to anticipate and mitigate the pressures in support of their students. The brief includes a range of further actions institutions are keen to explore and a set of actions that universities would like to see Government and other partners take forward.
Universities Scotland has responded to the Scottish Government’s Call for Evidence for the skills delivery independent review. In our submission, we have highlighted the importance of universities’ contribution to skills and how universities are equipping people with the high-level skills that the economy needs. Universities are key players in responding to the challenges of the…