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UCU Scotland says new measures don't go far enough

9 October 2020

Commenting on the letter sent by the minister for further education, higher education and science, Richard Lochhead MSP, to higher education stakeholders following the announcement of temporary restrictions to control the spread of Covid-19 on 7 October, Dr Carlo Morelli, UCU Scotland president, said: 'These measures do not go far enough.  With too many students in Scotland contracting the virus in student accommodation and with universities still saying in-person teaching is necessary, it's time for the Scottish government to change its guidance for universities. 

'Ministers need to make clear that all teaching and student support possible should be moved online.  We have just a short time to act and its essential that Ministers change the guidance to make online and remote learning the default.'