Higher Education Governance Bill

thumbnail of HigherEducationGovernanceBill_UNISONScotlandEvidencetoScotGovt_Aug2015UNISON welcomed the outcomes of Professor Von Prondzynski’s Review of Higher Education Governance and is supportive of the aims of the Bill. We particularly welcome the opportunity for trade unions to nominate board members despite the opposition of university management. We are disappointed that the same opportunity is not available to members working in further education. Democratic structures create public bodies which are open and transparent in their dealings with the public. The Independent Commission on Good Governance in Public Services (2005) laid out 6 principles of governance. While universities are not public bodies theses principles are equally valid…


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