Archive for Scotland

Glasgow University students resume Hetherington sit-in

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 23 March 2011 by Steve

“Students have re-occupied a Glasgow University building which was cleared on Tuesday amid unprecedented scenes of unrest on campus …” (more)

[BBC News, 23 March]

Glasgow University: Police try to end student protest

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 22 March 2011 by Steve

“Police and campus security are attempting to break up a student occupation at Glasgow University …” (more)

[BBC News, 22 March]

Anger at £3m cut threat to research funding

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 19 March 2011 by Steve

“University principals said the 15% cut would damage the country’s research at a time when it was needed to lead a revival of the ailing economy …” (more)

[Andrew Denholm, Herald Scotland, 19 March]

Legality doubts may scupper plans to charge European students

Posted in Fees and access, Legal issues with tags , , on 19 March 2011 by Steve

“Further doubt has been cast on Scottish Government plans to charge European students up to £1700 a year to stave off the current crisis in university funding. Academics and student representatives argued that the proposals from Michael Russell, the Education Secretary, could be open to challenge on the grounds of discrimination …” (more)

[Andrew Denholm, Herald Scotland, 18 March]

Strike action hits eight Scottish universities

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 17 March 2011 by Steve

“Staff at eight universities in Scotland are taking industrial action in a row over their pensions …” (more)

[BBC News, 17 March]

EU students could be charged to study in Scotland

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , on 16 March 2011 by Steve

“Students from other EU countries could be charged to study in Scotland, the education secretary has revealed. Mike Russell told the Scottish Parliament that, if re-elected, the SNP government would also increase fees to students from other parts of the UK …” (more)

[BBC News, 16 March]

Businesses attack Labour and SNP over university funding

Posted in Fees and access with tags on 16 March 2011 by Steve

“A strong attack on ‘dangerous’ Labour and SNP plans to fund Scottish universities without charging a graduate contribution has been launched by business leaders …” (more)

[Simon Johnson, Daily Telegraph, 16 March]