Governance Campaign

Support UCU Scotland’s proposals to make our universities more democratic, representative and transparent.

The Scottish Government is consulting on a bill to reform higher education governance. UCU Scotland wants to see:

  • elected chairs of governing bodies
  • governing bodies to be more representative and to include trade union and student representation
  • an agreed definition of academic freedom to protect all academic and related staff

How can you help?

You can read the consultation document here: UCU Scotland submission to governance consultation 29 January
Download UCU Scotland’s full response here: UCU Scotland submission to governance consultation 14 January

Join the campaign – add your name

Show the Scottish Government that you believe in fairer governance in our universities. UCUS is collecting the names of supporters on our campaigning postcards, and has started an online petition. To obtain copies of postcards contact

 Sign the petition here

UCU Scotland have produced a poster and postcards to support the campaign.

Contact to obtain original copies.

Further reading
Democratic Governance, by Dave Anderson, UCUS President
Elected Chairs of Governing Bodies – a Prize Worth Winning
Herald Article 15 January
Holyrood Magazine – “A University is not John Lewis”




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