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Universities move to cut the number of zero-hours contracts

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Universities have pledged to take action over zero-hours contracts after concerns over thousands of teaching and research staff hired on such deals. A Sunday Herald survey found Edinburgh University and Queen Margaret University have already “significantly” cut the number of such contracts. The University of the West of Scotland and Aberdeen and Glasgow universities said they were actively looking at ... Read More »

University of the West of Scotland a hit with students as applications rise

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More people are choosing to study at the University of the West of Scotland than last year. The Hamilton-based institution, which also has campuses in Paisley, Ayr and Dumfries, has received 6.47% more applications for full-time courses than last year. The university, which offers degrees in a range of subjects including business, engineering and sport, is in the process of ... Read More »

Scottish universities under fire for degree ‘inflation’

By Chris Marshall Record numbers of students are graduating from Scotland’s universities with first or upper class degrees, prompting calls for the 200-year-old classification system to be scrapped. Figures obtained by Scotland on Sunday show that 70 per cent of students leave university with a first or a 2:1. That compares to 64 per cent a decade ago and 56 ... Read More »

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