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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

Brexit day is here; but where next for the UK's immigration system?

31 January 2020
On the day that the UK leaves the European Union, UUK's Karmjit Kaur sets out what immigration reforms are needed to ensure the system is fit for purpose.

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How we communicate student finance needs a rethink

16 December 2019
NEON's Graeme Atherton explains why the cost of higher education needs to be communicated to students more effectively.

General election 2019: what the parties say on higher education

27 November 2019
UUK's Karmjit Kaur takes a look at the policy commitments on higher education in party manifestos ahead of the general election.