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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

Thursday, March 7, 2024

The next meeting of the Colleges and Universities Cross-Party Group will take place on will take place online between 13:00-14:00 on 7 March.  


Get in touch

If you want to get in touch, you can contact Aimee Logan.


Involved in the group

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

Current Members

Liz Smith


Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: Mid Scotland and Fife (Region)

Michael Marra

Deputy Convener

Party: Scottish Labour

MSP for: North East Scotland (Region)

Clare Adamson


Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Motherwell and Wishaw (Constituency)

Party: Scottish Green Party

MSP for: North East Scotland (Region)

Party: Scottish Liberal Democrats

MSP for: Shetland Islands (Constituency)

Non MSP Individuals

Professor Matthew MacIver

Mr Terry Brotherstone

Ms Carolynne Hunter

Mr Francis Hooton

Ms Judith McClure


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