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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

  • COVID-19 safety is top priority, say Principals. Shared statement to students is published as universities start back [14 September 2020]. Read here.
  • Universities Scotland response to research support package from UK Government. [29 June 2020]. Read here.
  • Universities Scotland comments on Advisory Group on Economic Recovery report. [23 June 2020]. Read here.
  • Social media materials produced for colleges and universities to support victims of Gender Based Violence during lockdown. Joint statement with Scottish Funding Council, Advance HE, #EmilyTest and NUS Scotland. [4 June 2020]. Read here.
  • UK Government plans to introduce student number controls on Scotland’s universities are unacceptable. [30 May 2020]. Read here.
  • Colleges and universities preparing for phased return. Joint statement with Scottish Government, Universities Scotland and Colleges Scotland [27 May 2020]. Read here.
  • Universities Scotland response to additional research funding from Scottish Government. [6 May 2020]. Read here.
  • Universities Scotland statement on fair assessment at university during COVID-19. [6 May 2020]. Read here.
  • Universities Scotland responds to UK Government’s announcement of a package of support measures for students and universities. Universities Scotland Convener reacts. [4 May 2020]. Read here.
  • Universities Scotland comments on Scottish Government’s 50 rapid studies project funding. Universities Scotland Director reacts. [28 April 2020]. Read here.
  • Universities Scotland comments on SQA exams 2020 plans. A statement from the Convener of Universities Scotland. [21 April 2020]. Read here.
  • Supporting universities during COVID-19. A joint statement by the Scottish Government and Universities Scotland. [10 April 2020]. Read here.
  • COVID-19 will not derail universities’ progress on widening access. Press release from Universities Scotland. [6 April 2020]. Read here.
  • School exam diet cancellation. Press release from Universities Scotland. [19 March 2020] Read here.
  • Scotland’s universities stay open and introduce measures to minimise impact of COVID-19 on students and staff. Press release from Universities Scotland. [13 March 2020]. Read here.

 

BRIEFINGS

  • The impact of COVID-19 on higher education [update]. We have submitted evidence to the Scottish Parliament’s Education and Skills Committee about the impact of COVID-19 on the higher education sector in Scotland. Read here.
  • Scotland’s Recovery – Universities’ Role. What universities can do to face the challenges ahead. Read here.
  • Submission to the Scottish Government’s Advisory Group on Economic Recovery. Read here.
  • UK Government’s planned introduction of Temporary Student Number Controls. The brief outlines the impact of the proposed policy to introduce student number controls on Scotland’s universities. Read here.
  • The impact of COVID-19 on higher education. We have submitted evidence to the Scottish Parliament’s Education and Skills Committee about the impact of COVID-19 on the higher education sector in Scotland as part of their work programme. Read here.
  • Fair Assessment at university during COVID-19. The brief offers reassurance that every university in Scotland is applying a criterion of fairness  to arrangements for academic assessment as adapted during the pandemic. Read here.
  • An existential challenge: the financial threat facing Scottish universities are a result of COVID-19 [9 April 2020]. Read here.

 

#WeAreTogether

  • How Scotland’s universities are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. [Updated regularly]. Read here.

 

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