A Framework for Higher Education in Scotland: Higher Education Review Phase 2
1Life Through Learning; Learning Through Life, the Executive's strategy for lifelong learning in Scotland published on 11 February 2003 at www.scotland.gov.uk/library5/lifelong/llss-00.asp
2A Smart, Successful Scotland: Ambitions for the Enterprise Networks published in October 2001 at www.scotland.gov.uk/library3/enterprise/sss-00.asp
3Educating for Excellence: Choice and Opportunity, The Executive's Response to the National Debate published 29 January 2003 at www.scotland.gov.uk/library5/education/ndser-00.asp
4 The most recent Spending Review is providing a real terms increase over 3 years of just under 7% and will see funding for the HE sector from SHEFC increase from around 700 million to over 800 million over the same period (this does not include income HEIs receive from the Student Awards Agency for Scotland). Details contained in Building a Better Scotland _ Spending Proposals 2003-06: What the Money Buys available at www.scotland.gov.uk/library5/government/babs-00.asp
5 The review of the Scottish Higher Education Funding Council which formed the first phase of this HE review, identified a number of ways in which SHEFC should develop as an organisation, in a report published on 29 August 2002 and available at www.scotland.gov/who/elld/hereview.asp The Executive's Strategy for Lifelong Learning published on 11 February 2003 announced that the Scottish Further and Higher Education Funding Councils will merge. This will require legislation.
6 The ELL Committee published its inquiry into Lifelong Learning in Scotland in October 2002. It also undertook a review of SHEFC's Review of Teaching and Research Funding and published its report in October 2001, both available at www.scottish-parliament.uk
7 Under the dual support system, the Research Councils provide research funding across the UK which complements the funding provided separately in each part of the UK by the funding councils, including SHEFC.
8 SHEFC has the responsibility, under the Further and Higher Education (Scotland) Act 1992, for the distribution to individual institutions of the mainstream funding allocated by the Executive. Ministers are specifically precluded from directing funding to specific institutions, courses or programmes of research. In addition, from time to time Departments within the Executive contract directly with institutions for the delivery of specific courses, research and other services.
9 Proportion of total income from public sources (Funding Council, OST Research Councils and publicly funded tuition fees) from Facts and Figures published by SHEFC.
10 Available at www.scotland.gov.uk/library3/education/ssfs-oo.asp
11 See note 2 above.
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12 40% of jobs in Scotland are in the public sector.
13Working for Health published in August 2002 and available at www.scotland.gov.uk/library5/health/wfh-00.asp
14 For 2003-04 133,350 full-time equivalent places will be funded.
15 The details of the new arrangements can be found at www.shefc.ac.uk/content/shefc/qli/qa&enhancement.htm
16Life Through Learning; Learning Through Life: The Lifelong Learning Strategy for Scotland contains more information on projected demographic trends in Scotland over the next 20 years.
17 Commitment in Life Through Learning; Learning Through Life.
18 Commitment in Life Through Learning; Learning Through Life.
19 As referred to in the Executive's White Paper on Health, Partnership for Care published 27 February 2003 and available at
20 Both commitments in Life Through Learning; Learning Through Life: The Lifelong Learning Strategy for Scotland.
21 From Educating for Excellence: choice and opportunity: the Executive's response to the National Debate on Education.
22 Commitment in Life Through Learning; Learning Through Life; The Lifelong Learning Strategy for Scotland. More detail on this proposal is contained in the document at page 60.
23 Commitment in Life Through Learning; Learning Through Life.
24 Commitment in Life Through Learning; Learning Through Life.
25 Futureskills Scotland publication, November 2002, available at www.futureskillsscotland.org.uk/web/site/fssreports.asp
26 Figures announced in the 2002 Spending Review as part of the overall settlement for SHEFC and included in Building a Better Scotland.
27Investing in Innovation: A strategy for science, engineering and technology: Published July 2002 and available at www.hm-treasury.gov.uk
28 The OST's UK-wide Foresight programme was reviewed in 2001 and as a result the existing 11 Foresight panels were replaced with a programme of 4-5 rolling technology-oriented projects, each lasting 9-15 months. 2 projects are underway and consultation has been undertaken on further projects.
29 The Scottish Executive announced in February 2003 that Scotland's HEIs will receive SRIF2 grants totalling 98 million over two years starting in April 2004. SHEFC's contribution rose from 20 million in SRIF1 to 30 million in SRIF2, with the remainder provided by the OST.
30 Highlands and Islands Enterprise will also be invited to take part in these activities.
31 In examining this proposal SHEFC and Scottish Enterprise should take into account the proposals in the report of the Joint Task Group on Research and Knowledge Transfer in Scotland (published in March 2002).
32 Elected by the student body to represent their interests on the governing body.
33 Funding for SHEFC and funding provided to institutions through the Students Awards Agency for Scotland.
34 Calculated on 2001-02 terms using GDP deflators.
35 For example, Universities Scotland has recently suggested that, in terms of the average unit of teaching resource, HE funding in Scotland is 4% higher in real terms than in England.
36 The Welsh review of HE Reaching Higher, Higher Education and the Learning Country _ A Strategy for the Higher Education Sector in Wales, published in March 2002 and available at www.wales.gov.uk
37 As contained in DfES paper The future of higher education.
38 Commitment in Life Through Learning; Learning Through Life. More detail on this proposal is contained in that document at page 60.
39 Target included in Building a Better Scotland _ Spending Proposals 2003-06: What the Money Buys available at www.scotland.gov.uk/library5/government/babs-00asp
40 Target included in Building a Better Scotland _ Spending Proposals 2003-06: What the Money Buys available at www.scotland.gov.uk/library5/government/babs-00asp
41 Target included in Building a Better Scotland _ Spending Proposals 2003-06: What the Money Buys available at www.scotland.gov.uk/library5/government/babs-00asp
42 Target included in Scotland's Budget Document 2003-04 Budget (Scotland) (No. 4) Bill for year ending 31 March 2004. Laid before the Scottish Parliament January 2003: reference SE/2003/02.