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University finance report a wake-up call to government, says UCU Scotland

UCU Scotland has responded to the Audit Scotland report 'Finances of Scottish Universities' which reveals that universities have been subject to a real terms cut of 12% in the 7 years up to 2017/18.

UCU Scotland comment on funding announcement for universities

UCU Scotland has responded to the Scottish Funding Council's announcement of the indicative funding allocations for universities for 2019/20.

Strike action at Queen Margaret University over job losses is on

A series of strikes over job losses at Edinburgh's Queen Margaret University (QMU) starting on 7 February are on after talks between the university and UCU ended without a satisfactory resolution.

UCU Scotland disappointed at draft budget

UCU Scotland responded to the release of the draft Scottish government budget by stating the funding settlement failed to match 'politicians' warm words'.

UCU partners with university to improve disabled scientists' careers

A new project at Heriot-Watt University partnered by UCU Scotland begins today looking to improve the recruitment and retention of disabled academics in the science sector.

UCU welcomes move to combat period poverty in Scotland

UCU Scotland has welcomed news that students in Scotland's colleges and universities will be able to access free sanitary products from the start of the new academic term.