Tag: Funding

Response to resource spending review

The Scottish Government published its resource spending review today, setting out its high-level spending intentions to 2026/27. It includes an indicative, combined allocation for higher education and further education. The combined budget is set to be flat in cash terms for the next four years at £1,501 million. Responding to the announcement, which represents a…

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Professor Sally Mapstone on University Funding

Professor Sally Mapstone FRSE is the Principal and Vice-Chancellor at the University of St Andrews. She is also the Vice Convener of Universities Scotland and chairs our Admissions Policy Group. Published in The Herald on Friday 27th May 2022.  Since its establishment in 1413 as Scotland’s first university, the University of St Andrews has been…

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Research and innovation at risk with cuts to funding

University leaders are warning that Scotland’s hard won reputation for research and innovation is at risk. The Scottish Funding Council has issued its funding allocations for universities for the next academic year 2022/23 including the Research Excellence Grant. The Research Excellence Grant supports top-quality research with the aim to keep Scotland globally competitive and attractive…

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Universities Scotland supports the announcement of free tuition for displaced Ukrainian students

Responding to the announcement made this morning (Thursday 14 April) by the Scottish Government that displaced Ukrainian students settling in Scotland will be given access to free tuition and living cost support. Universities Scotland’s Director, Alastair Sim, said: “Scotland’s university leaders are appalled at the continuing desperate crisis in Ukraine. We are committed to offering…

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Universities Scotland submission on the impact of the 2022/23 budget allocation for universities

Universities Scotland has submitted financial metrics on higher education funding to the Finance and Public Administration Committee to inform its scrutiny of the 2022/23 Budget. The figures demonstrate the impact of the 2022/23 budget allocation for universities as well as the longer-term financial pressures facing Scotland’s universities. Read the full briefing here.

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Universities Scotland submission to Finance and Public Administration Committee inquiry into Resource Spending Review

Universities Scotland has responded to an inquiry by the Finance and Public Administration Committee on the framework for the Scottish Government’s Resource Spending Review. The Resource Spending Review is to set out spending plans for the remainder of the parliamentary term which support the Scottish Government’s ambitions. The Review was announced alongside the Scottish Budget…

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Universities respond to Scottish Government budget for higher education

Universities Scotland has responded to the Scottish Government’s budget for 2022/23 as published by Finance Secretary Kate Forbes, today. The settlement is likely to mean a real-terms cut to core HE budgets for teaching and research as COVID consequential funding delivered last year to support activity including the delivery of graduate apprenticeships is discontinued with…

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Colleges and unis unite for fair budget claim for students

College and university principals have come together to call on the Scottish Government to deliver for Scotland’s students in December’s budget. Audrey Cumberford, Chair of College Principals and Gerry McCormac, Convener of Universities Scotland have united in a call to the Scottish Government to deliver funding in the budget on 9 December to ensure college…

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Education, Children and Young People Committee to inform pre-2022/23 Budget Scrutiny

The Scottish Parliament’s Education, Children and Young People Committee each year undertakes pre-Budget scrutiny in its area. We have provided a briefing for members of the committee which summarises our full Spending Review case. Our summary provides the context for our budget ask as well as issues we wish the Scottish Government should prioritise in…

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