Tag: Governance

Universities Scotland announce new elected leadership team

Universities Scotland is delighted to announce that Professor Sally Mapstone has been elected to the role of Convener for a period of two years, from 1 August 2022 to 31 July 2024. Sir Paul Grice will take up the role of Vice Convener for the same period. Universities Scotland represents all 19 of Scotland’s higher…

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Coronavirus (Recovery and Reform) (Scotland) Bill

The Scottish Government is planning to legislate on emergency powers in the event of future public health crises in its Coronavirus (Recovery and Reform) (Scotland) Bill. Universities Scotland gave evidence to the Scottish Parliament’s Education, Children and Young People’s Committee inquiry on the Bill on Wednesday 2 March 2022. We submitted evidence to the committee…

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Universities Scotland announce new leadership team

Universities Scotland, the organisation which represents all 19 of Scotland’s higher education institutions welcomes Professor Gerry McCormac as its Convener and Professor Sally Mapstone as Vice Convener for a period of two years from 1 August 2020 to 31 July 2022. Professor Gerry McCormac, Principal & Vice Chancellor at the University of Stirling, was elected…

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Confidentiality clauses in the Scottish university sector

Universities Scotland members signed off a joint statement on the use of confidentiality clauses in the Scottish university sector in January 2020. You can read the statement here.

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Universities Scotland submission to consultation on a Workplace Parking Levy

Universities Scotland has submitted evidence to the Scottish Parliament’s Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee to inform its inquiry into the Workplace Parking Levy (WPL). The Committee has invited views on the policy as part of their consideration of the Transport (Scotland) Bill, which contains amendments proposing the introduction of a WPL. Our submission recognises that…

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Submission to Funding of EU Structural Fund Priorities in Scotland, post-Brexit

Universities Scotland have submitted evidence to the Scottish Parliament’s Finance and Constitution Committee’s inquiry into the Funding of EU Structural Fund Priorities in Scotland, post-Brexit. Structural funds from the European Union have been important for universities in Scotland. After Brexit, there will be a need to replace structural funds. The UK Government is due to…

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Response to Review of the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers

Universities Scotland has responded to a request from Research Councils UK (RCUK) for input on the Review of the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers. The Concordat, which is an agreement between funders and employers of research staff to improve the employment and support for researchers and research careers in UK higher education, was…

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Committee of Scottish Chairs publish a new code of governance

Universities Scotland welcomes the publication of the 2017 edition of the Scottish Code of Good Higher Education Governance. The code, which sets out principles and practices to ensure the effective governance of universities, represents a significant step forward in university transparency, inclusion and accountability. The safeguarding of good governance in HEIs is the responsibility of the…

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