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Universities Scotland comments on extension of Tier 4 pilot scheme

Responding to the news that the Home Office intends to expand the Tier 4 visa pilot to a further 23 institutions for students on a Masters’ course, including University of Edinburgh and University of Glasgow, Professor Andrea Nolan, Convener of Universities Scotland said: It’s good to see the Home Office expanding the Tier 4 visa…

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Response to UKSCQA consultation on the UK Quality Code

Universities Scotland has responded to a consultation on the review of the UK Quality Code for Higher Education. The UK Standing Committee for Quality Assessment (UKSCQA), the overseers of higher education quality assessment arrangements in the UK, are consulting on a new approach to the Quality Code. The Code, which plays a vital role in providing a…

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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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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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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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Response to Equalities and Human Rights Committee’s call for evidence on Gender Representation on Public Boards Bill

Universities Scotland has responded to the Equalities and Human Rights Committee’s call for evidence on the Gender Representation on Public Boards Bill. Scotland’s 19 higher education institutions are within the scope of this Bill. You can read our response to the call for evidence here.

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Supplementary evidence to Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee on “Audit of higher education in Scottish universities”

The Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills John Swinney MSP was asked by the Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee to give evidence on 2 February 2017. This evidence session was further to a session of the committee on 1 December 2016 where Universities Scotland, the Scottish Government and Scottish Funding Council appeared in front…

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Brief for Public Audit Committee’s consideration of Audit Scotland report on HE

The Public Audit and Post-Legislative Scrutiny Committee will hear evidence from the Auditor General on the Audit Scotland report on higher education in Scottish universities on Thursday 6 October 2016. Universities Scotland shared a briefing with the Committee ahead of this session. Read our brief here.

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