Thursday 16-04-2015 - 12:24
The Scottish Government recently commissioned a review of postgraduate taught education in Scotland, and has asked NUS Scotland to sit on the review group.
This is really exciting news, as we’ve been arguing for a long time that the way the postgraduate system is currently set up makes it really hard for many students to access postgraduate courses.
We believe that access to postgraduate courses should be based on the desire to study, and no one should be cut off due to financial barriers. We have a lot of work to do to make this a reality.
NUS Scotland will be using the review group to argue strongly for a fairer system, and we want to hear your views to help us make our argument. The group is keen to hear directly from postgraduate students, so we’d like to invite you to come along to the next review group meeting, which will take place on Monday 11 May at Stirling University.
We will also be arranging a pre-meeting discussion at the NUS Scotland offices in Edinburgh. On this day, we will chat through the review in more details, and bring together your initial thoughts into a discussion paper which will be presented at the review group meeting.
The exact date for the pre-meeting catch-up is to be confirmed, but it will take place in the week beginning 4 May.
If you are able to attend, we will be happy to reimburse travel and other expenses for both meetings.
This is a really great opportunity to have a direct say in how we improve postgraduate education in Scotland, and hopefully lots of you will be interested in taking part.
If you are keen to come along, please get in touch with our policy officer Philip Whyte at firstname.lastname@example.org.