Universities Scotland comment on Ministerial Statement: SQA Exam Results 2020

Commenting on today’s Ministerial Statement from the Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills, Universities Scotland Convener Gerry McCormac said:

“Universities will do everything possible to ensure that all those who can benefit from higher education have the opportunity to attend university. They will look at the circumstances of each applicant who has had their Highers results improved as a result of today’s announcement, to ensure that wherever possible they can start a course this term.

“With university finances under severe pressure because of the coronavirus pandemic, it’s important that every student is a fully-funded student so universities can offer the quality of experience they deserve. We welcome the Scottish Government’s recognition of the need for additional funded places for students. We look forward to receiving the data related to how many additional places are needed and the detail regarding the relaxation of rules limiting universities’ recruitment of Scottish students.”