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UCU comment on Scottish ministerial statement on student returns at Christmas

11 November 2020

Commenting on the statement by Richard Lochhead, minister for further and higher education and science, on students returning home at Christmas, Mary Senior, UCU Scotland official said: 'Students who wish to must be able to travel home safely at Christmas, and asymptomatic testing can play a key role in this.

'We need more detail on the plans for the roll out of testing, such as when the tests will be deployed and what support staff who may be expected to deliver the tests will be given. But the Scottish government needs to plan for semester two right now, and ensure universities deliver quality online learning so no student loses out by choosing not to return to university after Christmas.'

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