Additional £10m funding from the Scottish Government

Universities Scotland position: Since the announcement of the Scottish budget Universities Scotland has had helpful discussions with the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning about the cost pressures on universities in 2008-09. We were pleased to be assured that the universities were at the top of the priority list for any additional funding which…

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Salaries of Principals of Scottish higher education institutions

Universities Scotland position: The salary of each Principal is normally decided by a Remuneration Committee of the institution’s Governing Body, independently of the Principal and takes into consideration a number of issues, including comparative salary information from other sectors. The higher education sector in Scotland is a £1.9 billion business and it is imperative that…

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Plagiarism in Scottish universities

Universities Scotland position: The higher education sector in Scotland has an extremely rigorous quality regime in place in order to effectively detect plagiarism. More sophisticated methods are being employed in order to detect plagiarism and many Scottish universities use advanced plagiarism detection software. It is also important to point out that the factor that counts…

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