Tag: Funding

Universities Scotland response to Review of Post-18 Education and Funding in England

The UK Government’s Review of Post-18 Education and Funding in England made a call for evidence which Universities Scotland has responded to. Our evidence focuses on student choice, specifically the ability of applicants to make a choice to study at any institution within the UK higher education system unaffected by policy for university funding and…

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Universities Scotland comments on Ministerial Statement on EU students

Responding to the news the Scottish Government will continue to fund EU students up to the 2019-20 student cohort, Professor Andrea Nolan, Convener of Universities Scotland said: “We welcome today’s news that EU students starting in 2019-20 will have the cost of their tuition met by the Scottish Government. We are delighted that the Scottish…

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Universities Scotland responds to Scottish Government budget for 2018/19

The Finance Secretary, Derek Mackay, has announced a revenue budget for higher education institutions of £1,024.9 million in 2018/19 which is a 1.1 per cent increase in higher education revenue spending, compared to the previous year. This increase to the revenue budget should enable the real terms protection of universities’ Teaching Grant, which was our…

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Universities launch campaign to promote the real value of the Teaching Grant

Scotland’s 19 Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) have today launched a campaign, ahead of the Scottish Government’s budget next week, highlighting the importance of the higher education Teaching Grant. The positive campaign, the real value of T, raises awareness and understanding of the importance of the higher education Teaching Grant through the stories of ten staff,…

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Education Select Committee inquiry: Value for Money in Higher Education

Universities Scotland has submitted written evidence to the UK Parliament’s Education Select Committee. The inquiry, Value for Money in Higher Education, invited submissions on issues such as graduate outcomes, senior management pay in universities and the role of the Office for Students. You can read or download our full response here. Our submission highlights the world-class performance…

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Going for Growth: our case for investment in the 2017 Scottish Government Spending Review

Ahead of the Scottish Government’s 2017 Spending Review, Universities Scotland has prepared Going for Growth, our proposals for funding the Higher Education sector. We believe the Spending Review material sets out a well-evidenced case for investment in the sector.  We believe it is proportionately ambitious in what are still very difficult times for the public finances….

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Education and Skills Committee debate on SFC, SQA, SDS and Education Scotland

On Thursday 12 January 2017, the Scottish Parliament’s Education and Skills Committee held a debate on its pre-budget scrutiny of four education bodies: Scottish Funding Council, Scottish Qualifications Authority, Skills Development Scotland and Education Scotland. Universities Scotland has been active throughout this debate, contributing evidence to the committee’s inquiry, focusing on the role of the…

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Supplementary evidence to the Education and Skills Committee pre-budget scrutiny of the Scottish Funding Council

Universities Scotland submitted evidence to the Education and Skills Committee’s pre-budget inquiry of the Scottish Funding Council. You can read that submission here. Given the changing context surrounding the Enterprise and Skills Review and in light of media reports, Universities Scotland thought it appropriate to offer supplementary evidence to the Committee’s pre-budget scrutiny to inform the…

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Education and Skills Committee’s pre-budget scrutiny on Scottish Funding Council

We have submitted written evidence to the Scottish Parliament’s Education and Skills Committee’s pre-budget scrutiny on the Scottish Funding Council (SFC). You can read or download our full response here. The paper makes clear that member institutions value the work of the SFC and its ‘buffer’ role between Scottish Government Ministers and institutions. The paper…

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Written evidence to Education & Skills Committee session 7 September 2016

Our Convener, Professor Andrea Nolan, is giving evidence to the Education and Skills Committee of the Scottish Parliament on Wednesday 7 September as part of a session themed on further and higher education . We have submitted a short brief on the opportunities and challenges facing Scottish higher education in advance of this session. You…

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