On this page you will find:
- Introduction to the 2017 consultation from Chair of the Steering Group
- The updated Scottish Code of Good Higher Education Governance
- How to respond to the consultation
Introduction by Ian Marchant, Chair of the Steering Group
On behalf of the Steering Group for the Review of the Scottish Code of Good Higher Education Governance, I am pleased to present a new version of the Code for public consultation.
This draft revised Code is the result of extensive consideration of a rich body of evidence on what is needed in higher education governance, now and in the future, and the role of the Code in promoting the highest standards of governance. During the evidence-gathering process, the full range of stakeholder voices were heard, from across the diverse Scottish higher education sector. All the responses and outcomes from last year’s consultation exercises were given full consideration by the Steering Group and proved very helpful when revising the Code. I would like to express my gratitude to everyone who has contributed to the process so far.
I have been privileged to lead a Steering Group that brings together an extraordinary depth of knowledge and experience of governance, from higher education and other sectors, and encompasses all the major stakeholders in Scottish higher education, including trade unions, student associations, alumni organisations and the external voices that are crucial to good governance.
I believe it is a truly progressive document, but with firm foundations in established principles of good governance.
I am confident that this extensive and inclusive review has produced a revised Code that will support good governance in Scottish higher education for many years to come. I believe it is a truly progressive document, but with firm foundations in established principles of good governance. Those familiar with the existing Code will find much that has been preserved but also a number of significant changes, reflecting the evolution of higher education governance in a changing context. To help us to ensure that the revised Code meets its aims as well as possible, I would like to invite you to consider responding to this second consultation.
The updated Scottish Code of Good Higher Education Governance
The updated Scottish Code of Good Higher Education Governance is available to view online.
How to respond to the consultation
Alternatively, please email a response to the consultation, including your completed respondent information details, to firstname.lastname@example.org or send a written response to the consultation by post to:
Daniel Wedgwood, Universities Scotland, Holyrood Park House, 106 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8AS.