Website URL : http://www.ucu.org.uk/194
UCU Scotland has an autonomous executive which operates under the umbrella of national UCU.
The UCU Scotland executive has representatives from every branch in Scotland.
UCU Scotland raises issues by:
- lobbying the Scottish Parliament
- working with the Scottish Government and MSPs.
We work with and influence:
- Universities Scotland
- The Scottish Funding Council
- Scottish Media
- NUS Scotland
- Scottish representative bodies
Consultation paper on a higher education governance bill
The Scottish Government are consulting on a new bill to reform higher education governance in Scotland. UCU Scotland supports the proposals but wants the Scottish Government to go further. We want open elections for chairs of governing bodies, transparency over principals' pay, a new agreed definition of academic freedom and for governing bodies to be more representative.
We know that those who oppose making higher education more open will make their voices heard. If you agree with UCU's proposals then please consider making your own submission to the consultation and support our call to make our universities more democratic, representative and transparent. The consultation ends on 30 January 2015 so if you want your view to count you'll need to send it by then.
You can download a full copy of UCU's evidence to the consultation here (.pdf) [228kb].
A summary of our evidence and quick guide to making a submission is here (.pdf) [155kb].
You can find the Scottish Government's consultation here.
You can follow UCU Scotland on Twitter: @ucuscotland
Staff support is provided by the Scottish UCU office.