A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision about the composition of and appointment to the governing bodies and academic boards of higher education institutions; and to revise provision about the academic freedom of various persons carrying out activities at higher education and certain other institutions.
Scottish Government Bill introduced on 16 June 2015.
The Bill was passed by the Parliament on 8 March 2016 and received Royal Assent on 13 April 2016.
Lead Committee: Education and Culture
Consideration by lead committee:
23 June 2015
6 October 2015 (evidence)
10 November 2015 (evidence)
8 December 2015
15 December 2015
12th Report, 2015 (Session 4): Stage 1 Report on the Higher Education Governance (Scotland) Bill
Consideration by other committees:
24 June 2015 (Finance)
8 September 2015 (Delegated Powers and Law Reform)
16 September 2015 (Finance)
29 September 2015 (Delegated Powers and Law Reform)
6 October 2015 (Delegated Powers and Law Reform)
7 October 2015 (Finance)
10 November 2015 (Delegated Powers and Law Reform)
to Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee at Stage 1
Link to Finance Committee Report on Financial Memorandum