An initiative to boost the number of youngsters from deprived communities in Scotland’s universities should provide a “step change in knowledge” on how to achieve this.
Top universities should look beyond exam results and lower entry grades for poorer students, the higher education watchdog has said.
White students are outperforming black undergraduates at all universities in England, new figures show.
A record number of students went into higher education in Scotland last year, new figures reveal.
Scottish ministers have been urged to set out a timetable for introducing a minimum student income.
Online giants like PayPal must stop enabling the “unethical” practices of essay mills which exploit young people, the Education Secretary has said.
Universities in Scotland could lose hundreds of millions of pounds worth of research grants if there is a no-deal Brexit, the UK Government has been warned.
Top universities have urged ministers to lower the salary threshold for skilled workers set out in the Government’s immigration plans, warning that failing to do so would be an “own goal”.
Disadvantaged students are more likely to drop out of university in their first year than their better-off peers, official figures suggest.
One of Scotland’s leading economists is to head up a study on how the country’s universities can increase ties with industry to boost economic growth.
Ministers have been warned that a £1 billion funding deal for Scotland’s universities could have “damaging consequences” for the sector.