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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

Supporting students through the transition from school to university

7 March 2019
On #UniMentalHealthDay, Professor Steve West and Stuart Rimmer call for better support for students transitioning from school to university.

The Augar review must be judged on Britain’s best interests

5 March 2019
Universities UK Chief Executive Alistair Jarvis sets out five tests by which the Augar review should be judged.

"Sorry everyone, but we need to talk about Brexit."

12 February 2019
Universities UK International Director Vivienne Stern on the conversations the sector is having as we head towards the Brexit denouement.