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Universities Scotland

Universities Scotland ​Universities Scotland is the national council in Scotland of Universities UK.

Its members are the principals and directors of Scotland's higher education institutions. It develops higher education policy and campaigns on issues where its members have a shared interest.

Higher education is devolved to the Scottish parliament, with funding and policy decisions affecting higher education taken primarily by the Scottish government, Scottish parliament and the Scottish Funding Council.

Universities Scotland works closely with Universities UK on matters that are reserved to Westminster but directly affect universities in Scotland, for example research and immigration policy.

Blog

Does university knowledge exchange need a framework?

13 October 2017
Greg Wade, Programme Manager at UUK, questions the need for a Knowledge Exchange Framework.

The real casualty of the 2012 tuition fees shake-up? Mature and part-time learners

12 October 2017
Peter Horrocks, Vice-Chancellor of the Open University, argues that the real casualty of the 2012 higher education shake-up has gone largely unnoticed.

World Mental Health Day – graduate wellbeing in the workplace

10 October 2017
Paul Farmer, Chief Executive of mental health charity Mind, highlights the importance of bringing mental health from the periphery to the centre of what universities do.