Autumn Conference: ‘Re-imagining the University’


UCU Scotland, UNISON and EIS invite you to attend a landmark conference considering the future of higher education in Scotland post referendum.

9.30 for 10.00am start.  Thursday 9 October 2014 at the John McIntyre Centre at the University of Edinburgh.

A full agenda and final timings will be sent to registered delegates but confirmed keynote speakers include Mike Russell MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Education, and Professor Alice Brown, Chair of the Scottish Funding Council.

There will also be breakout sessions and a panel discussion considering the role, future and governance of universities including contributions from Professor Mike Neary from the University of Lincoln and their Student as Producer Programme, NUS Scotland President Gordon Maloney and Dr Liam Kane from Glasgow University.

Places are free to UCU members but are limited and you must register to be able to attend.

Please register here.

STUC – A Just Scotland

A Just Scotland 3 - download

The STUC has published its final report on Scotland’s constitutional future. You can download ‘A Just Scotland,’ as well as briefing sheets and links to further information on social justice in Scotland at the following link:

March & Rally

 The 11th – 18th October 2015 is Challenge Poverty Week, culminating in a march and rally in Glasgow.

A Just Scotland March and Rally 18th October
Muster 10am Glasgow Green, March from Glasgow Green, 10.30am Rally in George Square

As part of Challenge Poverty Week, trade union members and community activists from across Scotland are coming together in October to say, irrespective of their views on the outcome of the referendum ‘It’s time to create a Just Scotland’.