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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

  • Universities Scotland responds to Scottish Government announcement of additional COVID funding [16 February 2021]. Read here.
  • Universities Scotland responds to postponed return of students after Christmas break. [08 January 2021]. Read here.
  • Universities Scotland responds to Ministerial Statement on January return. [8 December 2020]. Read here.
  • Universities Scotland responds to Ministerial Statement on Supporting Students to Return Home Safely at the End of Term. [11 November 2020]. Read here.
  • 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. [24 September 2020]. Read here.
  • Universities Scotland comments on the availability of COVID-19 tests for students. [24 September 2020]. Read here.
  • 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

  • Statement for Scottish school leavers and university applicants in 2021. Scottish universities offer clarity and reassurance for schools leavers who are hoping to go on to university in 2021. Read here.
  • Maintaining fair assessment for university students in academic year 2020/21. Scotland’s higher education institutions have offered reassurance to all students that fairness will continue to be a defining feature of assessment processes. Read here.
  • 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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