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UCU Scotland comment on Audit Scotland's review of higher education in Scotland

6 July 2016 | last updated: 25 July 2016

Members of the UCU Scotland at Glasgow University, Edinburgh University and the University of the West of Scotland will join the latest wave of UK wide strikes when they walk out next week in a row over pay.

Commenting on the Auditor General's report into higher education in Scotland, Mary Senior, UCU Scotland Official, said: 'We warmly welcome this report and the detailed and significant analysis that has gone into it. The report's conclusion makes it clear that public funding is central to our universities' success both in widening access and remaining world-leading institutions.

'The Scottish Government needs to take a hard look at the level of funding it gives to higher education and how it raises that money. We believe the time has now arrived to properly appraise taxation policy and whether we need to use the Parliament's new powers.'