Glasgow Colleges’ Regional Board has launched a Review of Coherent Provision and Sustainability of Glasgow College Region today (10 November 2020).
The regional review follows the Scottish Funding Council’s Phase One report findings on colleges and universities, which was published on 20 October 2020.
The first stage of GCRB's review invites submissions from interested organisations to consider changes needed to funding, operations and structure frameworks, in order to respond to new challenges and opportunities.
GCRB Executive Director Martin Boyle said: “The Scottish Funding Council’s review recognised the significant positive progress in the Glasgow college region. We are now taking forward the report’s key challenge points and recommendations as part of our regional focus.
“We are committed to working collaboratively with Glasgow’s three colleges and stakeholders to drive forward change, with current and future learners at the heart of this process. Colleges provide an absolutely critical route into, and through, education, transforming lives and opening opportunities to progress into work or further study. Now more than ever, it is vital that we safeguard delivery of those life-changing opportunities to people right across Glasgow.
“The first stage of our review provides an opportunity for organisations and stakeholders interested in the tertiary education, skills and training delivered through colleges in Glasgow to consider what the future could look like, and to help us achieve our ambitions at a time of great uncertainty and to inform our future strategic direction.”
Glasgow Colleges’ Regional Board encourages representative groups to submit evidence by 18 December 2020. Submission details can be found here.