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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

Teaching Excellence Framework: what can we learn from the results?

22 June 2017
William Hammonds, Programme Manager at Universities UK, analyses the results of the Teaching Excellence Framework.

What do students want from their university?

21 June 2017
Emily Darian highlights key findings in today's new report – Education, consumer rights and maintaining trust: what students want from their university.

Slimmed down Queen’s speech: anything for universities?

21 June 2017
Karmjit Kaur, Head of Political Affairs at Universities UK, discusses key points for the higher education sector in the Queen's speech.