15 Jul 2019 10:30

    Welcome for EU students and staff

    Lochhead writes to EU Ministers on Scotland’s colleges and universities during Brexit uncertainty.

  2. NEWS

    12 Jul 2019 00:01

    Universities hit by Brexit

    UK Government urged again to guarantee EU students can complete courses in Scotland.

  3. Publication

    05 Jul 2019

    Support for nursing and midwifery students 2019-2020

    Booklet explaining available funding to new students undertaking nursing and midwifery degree programmes in Scotland in 2019-2020.

  4. NEWS

    26 Jun 2019 09:30

    Longitudinal Educational Outcomes from Universities 2016/17

    Official Statistics Publications for Scotland.

  5. Publication

    13 Jun 2019

    Commissioner for Fair Access annual report 2019: building on progress towards fair access

    Second annual report from Commissioner for Fair Access, in which he assesses the progress on fair access in Scotland.

  6. NEWS

    19 Apr 2019 00:01

    Extension of free tuition for EU students

    Support confirmed for 2020/21 academic year.

  7. Publication

    10 Apr 2019

    University applications, offers and acceptances: trends

    A response to the recommendation regarding applications, offer rates and acceptances made by Audit Scotland in its 2016 audit of higher education in Scottish universities.

  8. NEWS

    05 Apr 2019 09:30

    Support for students after EU exit

    Funding available to 'UK Returners' for seven years.

  9. NEWS

    14 Mar 2019 15:50

    Students returning after Brexit

    Support for Scottish students in face of ‘untenable’ costs.

  10. Publication

    13 Mar 2019

    EU exit: action plan for further and higher education

    Our latest understanding of what Brexit would mean for Scotland's further and higher education sectors, and what we as a responsible government are doing to mitigate these risks.

  11. Factsheet

    25 Feb 2019

    STEM teacher education bursary: eligibility criteria

    Details of the eligibility criteria for the STEM teacher education bursary.

  12. NEWS

    25 Feb 2019 00:01

    STEM Bursary applications open

    Home Economics included for first time.

  13. NEWS

    22 Feb 2019 09:15

    Access to financial support for students expanded

    New funding for postgraduate studies.

  14. Publication

    07 Feb 2019

    STEM strategy for education and training: first annual report

    Overview of progress in the first year of the five year STEM Strategy for Education and Training in Scotland.

  15. Publication

    05 Feb 2019

    Disabled students at university: discussion paper

    Independent paper from the Commissioner for Fair Access considers representation, entrant trends, retention and degree outcomes for disabled students by disability group.

  16. NEWS

    03 Feb 2019 00:01

    Immigration threat to universities

    Ministers call on UK Government to reconsider post-Brexit immigration policy.

  17. NEWS

    29 Jan 2019 14:30

    More support for student wellbeing

    Mental health services at colleges and universities.

  18. NEWS

    17 Jan 2019 09:45

    Record number of students from deprived areas at university

    Positive progress on equal access to higher education.

  19. NEWS

    05 Nov 2018 09:30

    Investing in research and innovation

    £5 million to support links between academic research and industry.

  20. NEWS

    30 Oct 2018 09:30

    Higher Education Student Support for Scotland 2017-18

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  21. Consultation analysis

    01 Oct 2018

    Assignation of Argyll College to UHI: consultation analysis

    Analysis of responses to the consultation on the proposal to assign Argyll College to the Regional Strategic Body for the Highlands and Islands, the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI).

  22. Publication

    21 Sep 2018

    STEM bursary: equality impact assessment 2018

    The EQIA summarises how decision makers balanced the aim of the STEM bursaries against the potential adverse impacts of the policy on groups with protected characteristics.

  23. NEWS

    07 Aug 2018 12:21

    Record number of students from deprived areas accepted to university

    New record for third year in row as acceptance rate rises 5%

  24. NEWS

    07 Jul 2018 00:01

    Recruiting international students

    Japan joins star programme.

  25. NEWS

    25 Apr 2018 11:30

    Tackling sexual violence and harassment on campus

    New toolkit to address gender-based violence in universities and colleges.

  26. NEWS

    09 Apr 2018 10:40

    Apply Now! SAAS open for 2018 funding applications

    Issued on behalf of the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS).

  27. NEWS

    23 Mar 2018 11:06

    Final chance to submit 2017-18 SAAS applications

    Issued on behalf of the Student Awards Agency Scotland.

  28. NEWS

    07 Mar 2018 09:45

    Supporting new STEM teachers

    Training bursaries available from April.

  29. NEWS

    04 Mar 2018 00:01

    Two additional universities to offer Teacher Education

    £1.3m for new courses.

  30. NEWS

    05 Feb 2018 00:01

    Applicant boost for Scottish universities

    Scotland bucks UK trend as more students apply for a university place.

  31. NEWS

    11 Jan 2018 10:06

    Further increase in Scots studying at university

    More university students taking education and science subjects.

  32. NEWS

    05 Jan 2018 00:01

    New support for distance learning postgraduate students

    Access to tuition fee and living cost loans expanded.

  33. NEWS

    13 Dec 2017 11:07

    Report from the Commissioner for Fair Access

    Minister comments on Commissioner’s first annual report.

  34. Progress report

    13 Dec 2017

    Laying the foundations for fair access: annual report 2017 from the Commissioner for Fair Access

    This is the first annual report from the Commissioner for Fair Access, covering the wider context of access to higher education in Scotland.

  35. NEWS

    11 Dec 2017 00:01

    Record number of Scots going to Scottish universities

    Over 1,000 more Scottish students accepted onto courses.

  36. NEWS

    27 Nov 2017 00:01

    Record number of Scots accepted to university

    UCAS figures also show highest ever acceptances to Scottish universities.

  37. NEWS

    20 Nov 2017 10:42

    Independent review of student support

    Minister thanks Review Group for their report.

  38. Independent report

    20 Nov 2017

    Student financial support in Scotland: independent review

    Recommendations for improving the higher and further education student support system.

  39. NEWS

    25 Oct 2017 12:25

    Widening access to medicine

    Course to help less affluent students will continue.

  40. NEWS

    04 Oct 2017 10:00

    Improving Choices in Postgraduate Education through Student Support Reform

    Issued on behalf of SAAS.

  41. Factsheet

    19 Jun 2017

    Contextual higher education admissions: discussion paper

    Analysis of the current contextual higher education admissions processes in Scotland by the Commissioner for Fair Access.

  42. Speech/statement

    08 Mar 2017

    Fair Access Commissioner addresses colleges and universities cross party group

    The Commissioner for Fair Access delivers a speech on fair access to higher education.

  43. Advice and guidance

    12 Aug 2016

    Nursing & Midwifery student support 2016/17

    Information on Nursing & Midwifery student bursary and pre-registration courses for the years 2016/17.