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Colleges and Universities

This Cross-party group's purpose:

The Cross Party Group on Colleges and Universities is a forum for debate and sharing of information on a wide range of issues affecting the higher and further educations sectors in Scotland.

Next meeting

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Get in touch

If you want to get in touch, you can contact Susannah Lane


Involved in the group

MSPs, individuals and organisations who participate in and support this group.

Current Members

Smith, Liz

Liz Smith


Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: Mid Scotland and Fife (Region)

Stewart, Kaukab

Kaukab Stewart

Deputy Convener

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Glasgow Kelvin (Constituency)

Adamson, Clare

Clare Adamson


Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Motherwell and Wishaw (Constituency)

Chapman, Maggie

Party: Scottish Green Party

MSP for: North East Scotland (Region)

Marra, Michael

Michael Marra


Party: Scottish Labour

MSP for: North East Scotland (Region)

Thomson, Michelle

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Falkirk East (Constituency)

Wishart, Beatrice

Party: Scottish Liberal Democrats

MSP for: Shetland Islands (Constituency)

Non MSP Individuals

Professor Matthew MacIver

Mr Terry Brotherstone

Ms Carolynne Hunter


Universities Scotland - secretary

Colleges Scotland – secretary

Abertay University

Architecture & Design Scotland

City of Glasgow College

Dundee & Angus college

Educational Institute Of Scotland (EIS)

Edinburgh Napier University

Edinburgh University Students’ Association (EUSA)

Glasgow Caledonian University

Glasgow Clyde College

Heriot-Watt University

Higher Education Academy in Scotland

LEAD Scotland

North East Scotland College

NUS Scotland

Open University in Scotland

Pagoda PR

Perth College UHI

Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

Robert Gordon University

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Scotland China Education Network (SCEN)

Scottish Development International

Scottish Enterprise

Scottish Funding Council

Skills Development Scotland (SDS)

sparqs – student partnerships in quality Scotland

Thorntons Law LLP

UCU Scotland

Unite the Union

University of Aberdeen

University of Dundee

University of Edinburgh

University of Glasgow

University of the Highlands & Islands

University of St Andrews

University of Stirling

University of Strathclyde

University of the West of Scotland

West College Scotland

Group work

Agendas / links


Annual return / report

Annual return / report