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Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 09 July 2020 [Draft] : 09 July 2020 View PDF version
The Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science (Richard Lochhead)

In the midst of this global health crisis, I start by paying tribute to our world-leading universities and colleges in Scotland. The pandemic has placed unprecedented demands on the sector, ...

Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 09 July 2020 [Draft] : 09 July 2020 View PDF version
Richard Lochhead

I thank Mr Greene for his opening comments, but he paints an inaccurate picture of what is happening in higher education. Over t...

Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 09 July 2020 [Draft] : 09 July 2020 View PDF version
Richard Lochhead

Our universities and colleges are national assets and we should be very proud of them. We have seen an increasing number of students and international students re...

Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 09 July 2020 [Draft] : 09 July 2020 View PDF version
Richard Lochhead

Clare Adamson raises a very important point. The Deputy First Minister and I have been discussing regularly what more we can do in the times ahead to support thos...

Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 09 July 2020 [Draft] : 09 July 2020 View PDF version
Richard Lochhead

That is a good question from Jamie Halcro Johnston. There is no doubt that our colleges, in particular, will have a big role to play in taking forward some of the...

Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 09 July 2020 [Draft] : 09 July 2020 View PDF version
Richard Lochhead

I thank Keith Brown for mentioning the University of Stirling, for which I have a soft spot for the reason that he gave—as do other members who are in the chamber. I take the opportunity to ...

Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 09 July 2020 [Draft] : 09 July 2020 View PDF version
Richard Lochhead

I expect all institutions in Scotland to be sensitive to the financial situation that existing and prospective students face at the current time.

Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 09 July 2020 [Draft] : 09 July 2020 View PDF version
Richard Lochhead

I hope that Kenny Gibson agrees that the presence of European students on Scottish campuses has been very much valued over many years. One of the reasons for Scot...

Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 09 July 2020 [Draft] : 09 July 2020 View PDF version
Richard Lochhead

As Mark Ruskell will know, our colleges and universities have a responsibility to cut their cloth, ensure that their books balance and run their institutions with...

Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 09 July 2020 [Draft] : 09 July 2020 View PDF version
Richard Lochhead

Liz Smith is quoting figures from Universities Scotland, but she might also want to look at the financial situations that some colleges and universities in Englan...

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