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NUS Scotland welcomes £10m investment in widening access places

December 18, 2012 | lisa

The Scottish Government has announced new university places which will see 2000 additional places in total, including 1700 places for widening access and for college students moving to university (see note 1). The new places are worth £10m and follow NUS Scotland’s campaigning work to see fairer access to higher education in Scotland.

Increasing places for widening access and college students moving to university were key recommendations of NUS Scotland’s Unlocking Scotland’s Potential (note 2) report released this summer.

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UK Universities Plead For More Funding To Compete Internationally, Reveals HEPI Report

October 28, 2012 | admin

The UK’s top universities have warned they will need more public funding if they are to continue to compete with institutions around the world.

The Russell Group, which represents 24 of the UK’s leading universities including Oxford and Cambridge, said other nations are pumping millions of pounds into research and higher education.

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4 Reasons You May Be Losing Alumni Participation

October 28, 2012 | admin

I grew curious after coming across some articles discussing the decrease in alumni participation rates among colleges and universities. I wanted to figure out what was behind this decline – not only because quite a few of our clients utilize our fundraising services and have seen the antithesis of this, but also because I am able to draw from my own experience as I graduated in 2009.  So I dug a little deeper, did some research, and applied my own insight to figure out some contributing factors as to why alumni are not more engaged with their alma mater.  Four of the main reasons that I’ve come across and identify with are listed below. Read More

Top 20 US Fundraising Institutions Report Sharply Higher Giving

October 28, 2012 | admin

Charitable contributions to colleges and universities in the United States increased 8.2 percent in 2011, reaching $30.30 billion, according to results of the annual Voluntary Support of Education (VSE) survey. The findings were released today by the Council for Aid to Education (CAE). Adjusted for inflation, giving increased 4.8 percent.

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