Tag: COVID-19

Research is a key part of the fight against COVID-19

The Scottish Government has announced a set of 50 rapid studies, led by 15 of Scotland’s universities, to research ways to tackle the virus, manage the response and limit the impact it will have the impact on people’s lives. The 50 separate studies include work to: better understand the effects of infection develop and test…

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SQA examination announcement; Universities Scotland comments

Following the announcement from the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) about their plans to provide detail about their alternative certification model for 2020, Professor Andrea Nolan, Convener of Universities Scotland said: “Universities want to take the opportunity to reassure pupils studying for Highers and Advanced Highers that this may not be a normal year but we will…

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Supporting universities during COVID-19

A joint statement by the Scottish Government and Universities Scotland Scottish Government committed to mitigating the effects of COVID-19. Deputy First Minister and Education Secretary John Swinney has reassured university representatives that the Scottish Government will do everything possible to ensure Scotland’s institutions remain world leader and key drivers of the economy. At a meeting…

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An existential challenge: the financial threat facing Scotland’s universities as a result of COVID-19

The impact of the pandemic is still unfolding on our universities, as it is for the rest of the country. However, it is becoming clear that the impacts on higher education will be both significant and long-lasting and there is currently no clear path to sufficient support. Scotland’s universities need a response from the Scottish…

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