Archive for Scotland

Principal defends plan to axe 95 jobs at university

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 14 March 2011 by Steve

“In an interview with The Herald, Pamela Gillies, principal of Glasgow Caledonian University, said the institution had to make savings of £12 million over the next three years because of public funding cuts …” (more)

[Andrew Denholm, Herald Scotland, 14 March]

Fears for world-class aquaculture institute as university faces £2m deficit

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 13 March 2011 by Steve

“A world-class Scottish academic institution that does vital work to provide food for developing countries is set to axe up to a third of its work force to cope with a cash crisis, Scotland on Sunday has learned …” (more)

[Tom Peterkin, Scotland on Sunday, 13 March]

A Scottish dilemma?

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , on 11 March 2011 by Steve

“Higher education has become a key issue in the developing Scottish election campaign. Or to be more precise, how to fund it has become an issue …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 11 March]

Scottish Labour split over university funding

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 10 March 2011 by Steve

“The full extent of an embarrassing split in Labour’s front bench about Scottish university funding can be revealed today after the party’s education spokesman admitted its no-fees policy is based on a ‘false premise’ …” (more)

[Simon Johnson, Daily Telegraph, 10 March]

Iain Gray confirms Labour university ‘sell-out’

Posted in Fees and access with tags on 9 March 2011 by Steve

“Labour’s Holyrood leader was last night accused of sacrificing Scotland’s universities for his party’s election campaign after ruling out introducing a graduate contribution …” (more)

[Simon Johnson, Daily Telegraph, 9 March]

Scotland urged to introduce tuition fees

Posted in Fees and access with tags on 9 March 2011 by Steve

“Scottish students are facing the possibility of tuition fees after a leaked report from Universities Scotland recommended their introduction and lobby group CBI have said fees will become necessary …” (more)

[Kathryn Richardson, The Journal, 9 March]

Academic sent death threats to Stirling University boss

Posted in Legal issues, Life with tags on 8 March 2011 by Steve

“An academic sent abusive e-mails to a university boss and threatened to slit her throat, a court has heard …” (more)

[BBC News, 8 March]