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UCU Scotland celebrates funding to save Crichton Campus

20 August 2007 | last updated: 14 December 2015

UCU Scotland today celebrated the Scottish Executive's announcement of additional funding to allow Glasgow University to remain at the Crichton Campus.

In February Glasgow University announced that it was halting admission of undergraduates to Crichton Campus. A decision that would have led to the university stopping all its provision at the campus and the removal of Arts and Humanities from the curriculum.

There has been cross-party support to keep Glasgow University at Crichton ever since the university announced its decision to pull out of the campus. However, concerns about institutional autonomy around the delivery of the relatively small amount of funding required looked like sealing Crichton's fate.

Today's announcement of targeted funding, including funding for overheads, for the campus means Glasgow University can now continue to operate at Crichton Campus, said UCU.

UCU Scotland President Terry Brotherstone said: 'This is wonderful news for students in the South West of Scotland as Glasgow University has been persuaded to stay in Crichton. We supported the campaign at Crichton and wrote to the cabinet secretary for education, Fiona Hyslop MSP, asking her to intervene. She has heeded our plea and acted quickly to save provision at Crichton.'

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