UCU today welcomed plans to reform Britain's universities from Shadow Universities Minister, Liam Byrne. The union said his contribution, published by the Social Market Foundation (SMF) think tank, should kickstart the debate on how to fund universities ahead of next year's general election.
UCU Scotland is calling on the Scottish government to bring in stronger rules to improve universities' governance. Tomorrow marks the one year anniversary of a code of governance coming into effect and the deadline universities were given to implement the changes the code required of them.
Commenting on a new report looking at widening participation in higher education released today, UCU said there was much more to do if colleges and universities are serious about changing the social make-up of their campuses.