Full ahead for UHI
Full university status is still several years away, but HE designation, which will be complete by Easter, is a necessary first step. Money fr the UHI will now come from the Scottish Higher Education Funding Council and will amount on average to twice the pound;2,400 per student received under further education rules.
Higher education in the south-west also benefited this week. Wendy Alexander, Lifelong Learning Minister, unveiled a pound;500,000 grant to widen access, especially to the Crichton campus of Glasgow and Paisley universities.