ERI Seminar - The Impact of Funding Cuts on Further Education Colleges in Scotland

Stephen McMurray, Edinburgh Napier University

The significant decrease in student numbers within the Scottish Further Education (FE) College sector is increasingly becoming a controversial political debate. Using data from the Infact database on the Scottish Funding Council and a literature review, this seminar will explore the policy context and impacts of the funding cuts on staff and categories of students. The seminar will also outline the possible benefits and costs of the changes in the sector.