Tag: Students

Disabled Children and Young People (Transitions to Adulthood) (Scotland) Bill: written evidence

Ahead of giving evidence on the Disabled Children and Young People (Transitions to Adulthood) (Scotland) Bill at the Scottish Parliament’s Education, Children and Young People Committee on Wednesday 8 February 2023, we have submitted written evidence to the committee.

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Susana Galván Hernández on Taith

Susana Galván Hernández, Executive Director of Taith has written about Taith, Wales’ new international learning exchange programme. Susana has shared her thoughts on the importance of a student mobility scheme like Taith and the journey it has taken so far. Universities Scotland want to see the Scottish Government introduce a two-way student mobility scheme very…

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Response to Professor Hayward’s Independent Review of Qualifications and Assessment

We have responded to the consultation on the options for change as part of Professor Hayward’s independent review of the future of qualifications and assessment in Scotland. In our submission, we support the opportunity for learners to have diverse opportunities to meet their needs and interests as they move beyond school to college, university, training,…

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Cost-of-living and students

With the cost-of-living crisis continuing, we have produced a briefing for MSPs and others focusing on the steps being taken by universities across Scotland to support their students.

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Student accommodation briefing

The brief gives an overview of the range of actions that universities have been actively taking to anticipate and mitigate the pressures in support of their students. The brief includes a range of further actions institutions are keen to explore and a set of actions that universities would like to see Government and other partners take forward.

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University dedication to widening access continues to reap results

We are welcoming new figures that show more people from disadvantaged areas in Scotland are applying and being accepted into university. The figures come from UK’s shared admissions service for higher education, UCAS, who have released its data resources for the end of the 2022 application cycle. The figures show that the number of applications…

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Universities Scotland’s response to the National Discussion survey

Universities Scotland have submitted their response to the survey for the National Discussion on the future of education in Scotland. Learners in the future will need an education that addresses future environmental, digital, global, economic challenges and acquire the knowledge and skills to thrive. We also need to ensure no one is left behind. Our…

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Scotland’s universities lead the way in widening access to students with care experience

A new report into the educational experience of students with a care background has hailed the progressive approach taken by Scotland’s universities in committing to a care experience guarantee in 2019, highlighting the positive impact it has already had on this group of students. The report, Next Steps: What is the Experience of Students from…

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Cuts to international student numbers should be resisted

Commenting on speculation that the UK Government may look to cut international student numbers, Alastair Sim, Director of Universities Scotland said: “Any attempts to cut international student numbers at Scottish universities would be damaging to universities and the Scottish economy. Every year more than 65,000 students from more than 180 countries study in Scotland. This…

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Actions required to maintain momentum towards the 2030 access targets for Scotland

Dr Kirsty Conlon, our Head of Learning and Teaching and Widening Access Policy shares her thoughts on what steps the soon to be announced Commissioner for Fair Access should be prioritising. A shorter version of this blog appeared on Wonkhe. Universities in Scotland are expecting an announcement on who will be the next Commissioner for…

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