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Scotland’s universities launch Consistent Core of Care for students during the pandemic

Scotland’s 19 universities and higher education institutions have today [Wednesday 30 September] confirmed a package of ten measures they are using to support student wellbeing, as students adjust to a different learning and wider student experience in the first semester of the academic year, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. This will ensure that…

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Scotland’s universities will need bespoke support from UK and Scottish Governments to get through COVID-19 crisis

Universities Scotland has today [Monday 4 May] responded to the UK Government’s announcement of a package of support measures for students and universities designed to respond to the unprecedented circumstances created by the COVID-19 pandemic. Whilst further clarity is needed on some of the details of the package from a devolved perspective, today’s announcement is…

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COVID-19

We have created this page in order to keep all the relevant information you need to know about higher education in Scotland and COVID-19 in one place. NEWS Scotland’s universities launch Consistent Core of Care for students during the pandemic. [30 September 2020]. Read here. Preventing the spread of coronavirus in universities: new guidelines for students….

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Vacancy: Senior Policy Officer (Research, Innovation & Health) – Maternity Cover

We have a maternity leave cover vacancy in our team for a Senior Policy Officer, leading on Research, Innovation and Health. As the successful applicant, you will work in an exciting role at the heart of higher education policy and across multiple areas of expertise, with a strong focus on universities’ research, innovation and knowledge…

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Scotland’s universities stay open and introduce measures to minimise impact of COVID-19 on students and staff

Universities Scotland has today [Friday 13 March] issued a statement on behalf of Scotland’s 19 universities and higher education institutions to offer clarity on the sector’s preparedness for the potential impact of COVID-19. Commenting on the statement, Alastair Sim, Director of Universities Scotland, said: “Universities have no plans to close. They are closely following the…

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Student survey shows huge support for the value of university education

New research shows that a large majority of students and recent graduates believe that going to university is valuable experience and are positive about the benefits of a university degree. Research by ComsRes for Universities UK found that students and graduates recognise that universities broadens their horizons, with 83% of respondents agreeing that university helps…

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