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Widening Access Commision Written Answer, 5/05/15 [S]

Written answer given in response to Liam McArthur (LibDem) question asking the Scottish Government who the membership of the Widening Access Commission are; what its remit is, and whether this will include examining student financial support levels. 

The Cabinet Secreatry for Education and Lifelong Learning, Angela Constance replied, that further to the appointment of Dame Ruth Silver as Chair, the Scottish Government announced the membership of the Widening Access Commission in a press release on Wednesday 29 April 2015. The members are: Professor Anton Muscatelli, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, University of Glasgow Liz McIntyre, Principal, Borders College Ali Jarvis, Chair of SFC’s Access and Inclusion Committee Maureen McKenna, Executive Director of Education, Glasgow City Council Gerry Lyons, Headteacher, St Andrew’s Secondary School, Glasgow Jean Carwood-Edwards, Chief Executive, Early Years Scotland Helen Martin, Assistant Secretary, Scottish Trades Union Congress Russell Gunson, Director, NUS Scotland Vonnie Sandlan, Women’s Officer and President elect, NUS Scotland Professor Petra Wend, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Queen Margaret University Caroline Stuart, Oracle Ltd One further member, to bring a UK perspective, will be announced shortly.

The commission is in the process of finalising its remit but our expectation is that it will consider: barriers to access; measurement and targets; and the identification and upscaling of existing good practice.

For the full answer to this and other questions see the Scottish Parliament Written Answer Report 5 May 2015 which is available from the Scottish Parliament website.

Further Information

Scottish Parliament Written Answer Report 5 May 2015