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UCU comment on the Scottish Funding Council's announcement of indicative university funding allocations for 2024/25

18 April 2024

Commenting on the Scottish Funding Council's announcement of the indicative funding allocations for universities for the academic year 2024/25, Mary Senior, Scotland official for the University and College Union (UCU), said: "Following on from 10 years of real terms cuts to university finances, this year's cuts to the sector will cause real hardship for and damage to students, staff and universities.  UCU had asked the higher education minister to support post-92 universities with increasing pension costs.  But instead, the pension contribution fund for post-92 institutions is being removed altogether.   This is a slap in the face for post-92 universities and the vital widening access work they do.    With several Scottish universities currently looking to cut jobs, the Scottish Government and Scottish Funding Council need to be doing more to protect Scottish higher education."

Last updated: 18 April 2024