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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

How do visa applications relate to student numbers?

23 February 2017
Eleanor Jubb, Policy Analyst at Universities UK, analyses the latest data on net migration and student visa applications.

Course changes and consumer rights

22 February 2017
William Hammonds, Programme Manager at Universities UK, discusses the challenges facing universities when changes are made to courses.

Is skills education higher education's problem?

10 February 2017
Rod Bristow, President of Pearson UK & Core Markets, argues that the higher education sector is ideally placed to deliver on the industrial strategy.