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The adult returner who broke the glass ceiling

Outgoing SFC chair Alice Brown talks access, equality and ‘the learning bug’

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Looking back at her four-year tenure as chair of the Scottish Funding Council (SFC), Professor Alice Brown says she is “very proud of what has been achieved”, especially at a time of financial pressures.

“The college merger and regionalisation programme has been completed, world-leading new facilities in both sectors [further and higher education] have been opened; the high standing of Scottish universities on the world stage has developed together with the strong performance of Scottish research; our universities and colleges are making a significant contribution to innovation – and there ...

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