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Colleges ‘are not properly funding student bodies’

Student leaders call for more association resources in light of new governance code

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Student leaders have urged colleges to protect long-term funding for their associations and to look seriously at budgets to ensure students are properly represented.

The reaction comes as the findings of an exclusive survey by Tes Scotland reveal that a number of colleges’ student associations do not have full-time staff beyond the elected sabbatical officers. Of the 13 colleges that responded, four said that their student association did not have any full-time staff – although Dundee and Angus College each planned to recruit one employee.

Seven colleges reported that their associations had ...

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