Tag: Funding

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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Universities Scotland responds to SFC’s Coherence and Sustainability Review

Universities Scotland has welcomed the publication of Coherence and Sustainability: A review of Tertiary Education and Research by the sector’s funding body, the Scottish Funding Council. The report makes a number of recommendations for the Scottish Government to consider. The report was commissioned by the Scottish Government in June 2020 with Universities Scotland responding to…

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What’s in the manifestos for higher education?

Boab Thomson is a Public Affairs & Communications Executive at Universities Scotland. After the publication of the party manifestos ahead of May’s 2021 Scottish Parliament elections, Boab looks at what each party has to say about higher education and what that might mean for the sector in the next session of Parliament. Without stating the…

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Universities Scotland response to SFC publication of additional and indicative funding allocations

Responding to the publication of the Scottish Funding Council’s additional funding allocations for 2020/21 and indicative allocations for 2021/22, Universities Scotland Director Alastair Sim said: “Universities welcome the increased resources allocated today by the Scottish Funding Council. The additional funding for 2020/21 is recognition of the work universities have done to support students through the pandemic….

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