UCU warns of ‘damaging consequences’ of funding cut for Scottish universities

Mar 19th, 2019 | By | Category: News

Recently UCU warned ministers that a £1bn funding deal for Scotland’s universities could have ‘damaging consequences’ for the sector. With funding levels not having risen in line with inflation, UCU warned that the higher education sector was facing further real terms cuts.

Speaking to STV following the announcement of the funding allocations for universities for 2019/20, UCU Scotland official Mary Senior said: ‘These cuts will have damaging consequences for students and staff in universities, at an already uncertain time.  If we want a world-leading university system that is also accessible to students from hard to reach backgrounds, it needs to be properly funded – not hit by further real-terms cuts at a time when other costs are increasing.’

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