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Students and universities clash over Scottish education bill

The National Union of Students in Scotland is supporting plans by the Scottish government to award itself powers to intervene in university governance—going against the University and College Union.

According to an article in the Herald Scotland on 25 January, the NUS has given its support to the Post-16 Education (Scotland) Bill, which is making its way through the Scottish Parliament. The bill introduces powers for ministers to ensure that institutions comply with rules on governance, management and widening access, which NUS Scotland says will make universities more accountable.

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