Scottish ministers warned over ‘lack of investment’ in HE

University and college leaders in Scotland have accused ministers of depriving their institutions of investment in what has been described as an indictment of the government’s further and higher education policy, writes John-Paul Holden for The Herald.

Alastair Sim, director of Universities Scotland, and Shona Struthers, chief executive of Colleges Scotland, say the 2022-23 Budget settlement will mean a “real terms” funding cut.

In a strongly worded joint letter, they also stress that more than a third of university students have reported suffering “moderate or severe” depression amid COVID-related disruption to learning. Their missive highlights the critical need for cash to address these issues.
Full report on The Herald site