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UCU Scotland comment ahead of debate on the higher education governance bill

28 October 2015 | last updated: 10 December 2015

UCU Scotland today called for proper scrutiny of universities ahead of this afternoon's Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party debate on governance in Scottish universities

UCU Scotland official, Mary Senior, said: 'The time has come for proper scrutiny of our universities and we strongly support measures in the higher education governance bill for elected chairs of governing bodies and student and trade union nominees sitting at the top table.
'University principals and senior managers need to stop carping from the sidelines and work with the rest of us to agree a solution which works for the sector.'
The union yesterday wrote to its members and branches encouraging them to write to their MSPs urging them support the bill.  A copy of the letter is available from the press office.