Highlands lecturer costs to rise by up to two-thirds

Funding shortfall identified in changing conditions for teachers and support staff

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The financial implications of the ongoing FE national bargaining process for institutions in the Highlands and Islands are “very serious”, the vice-principal of University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) has said. Meanwhile, the total cost to the Scottish sector may be £115 million over three years, according to figures from Colleges Scotland.

All of UHI’s colleges will have their base costs for lecturers increase significantly – by as much as 39.9 per cent at Argyll College and 67.8 per cent at North Highland College – according to confidential cost calculations.

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