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Union attacks Scottish university governance code

The University and College Union Scotland has said a draft code on university governance does not go far enough and should be rejected by the Scottish government.

The union said, in a statement, that the code, published on 16 April, was "written by managers for managers” and that the steering committee developing the document has failed to consult students and staff.

The code falls short of recommendations on governance already made to the government last year by Ferdinand von Prondzynski, principal of Robert Gordon University, the union said. In particular, the union has criticised the committee for failing to call for trade union representatives to have a place on university governing bodies.

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