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Highlands integration could spell ‘erosion of FE’

UHI re-organisation proposals criticised by union, which fears ‘lost work’ for staff

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After years of reform across Scottish further education, the next round of re-organisation could be due, after the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) announced plans for closer cooperation – and for four of its 13 institutions to “integrate”.

Teaching unions and students have voiced concerns that, although UHI says the move is to improve sustainability, it could have a significant impact on staff. Opposition politicians have also raised concerns that financial pressures could be behind the proposals.

It was announced last week that Inverness College UHI, Lews Castle College UHI, ...

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