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Question reference: S6W-12775

  • Asked by: Graeme Dey, MSP for Angus South, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: 30 November 2022
  • Current status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by Jamie Hepburn on 1 December 2022


To ask the Scottish Government when the proposed consultation on adding trade union nominees to the boards of college institutions will be published.


The consultation has been published today and is be available on the Scottish Government’s Consultation Hub, Citizen Space ( ). It builds on the work of The Good College Governance Task Group, which made a set of recommendations to improve college governance in Scotland. One of these recommendations was to add trade union nominees to the boards of college institutions and the consultation will seek views of a set of proposals to implement this. This work marks the beginning of a wider programme of improvements in governance across the tertiary education and skills sector. The closing date is‎ 27 January 2023.