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Scottish Higher Education Service Group

REVIEW OF STRUCTURE

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Branch Mergers

It is noted that there are some Branch Mergers still to take place but this paper aims to consider these as being complete at the time of the Annual Meeting.

There will be a need to review the Higher Education members who are still within Local Government Branches, ie Robert Gordon, Northern College – Aberdeen Campus and this should be dealt with at a later stage.

This document deals with reviewing the already established Higher Education Branches.

New Branches

It is proposed that Branches are set up as detailed in Appendix 1. This will result in 11 Branches as opposed to the current 13.

Current Branches/Employers and Numbers

For information this is detailed in Appendix 2.

Review

There will be a need to consider a review of the effectiveness of the new proposals and it is recommended that this be done 1 year after being in place. This will enable the above noted issue of trying to integrate all other Higher Education members within the Higher Education Service Group.

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Scottish Higher Education Service Group Committee – Membership

The Scottish Higher Education Service Group Committee will be made up from:-

  • 2 delegates from each Branch – one of which must be a woman. Branches will also ensure fair representation when deciding on their delegates.
  • Any member from the Scottish Region elected onto the Higher Education Service Group Executive and its Sector Committees.
Currently Scottish Region is entitled to:-
  • Women's seat
  • General seat
  • Reserved seat

Branches are entitled to nominate 2 substitutes and are required to give notice when a substitute will attend in place of the named delegate.

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Chair/Vice Chair

Once the Committee is elected through nominations by each Branch, the Committee will then meet and elect a Chair and Vice Chair, one of which must be a woman.

The aim of the above proposal is to ensure direct representation from each Branch who will be responsible for raising all relevant matters across the various Sectors within Higher Education.Should there be a requirement or need to consult on various Sector Committee issues then the Scottish Higher Education Service Group Committee will be empowered to call a special meetings of Branch Representatives as appropriate.

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Annual General Meeting

This will take place in March of every year thus nominations will be sought in advance of the meeting. The aims are:-

  • To form an inclusive Service Group covering members in all Higher Education Institutions in Scotland and makes decisions in a consensual manner.
  • To consider Policy and Service Conditions matters.
  • Receive report from National Representatives.
  • Appoint Representatives to sit on other Committees and to receive feedback.
  • To consider all relevant Service Conditions and Policy matters raised by Branches.

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Election to other Committees

Attached in Appendix 3 is the current list of Committees that the Higher Education Service Group requires to send delegates/representatives to.

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Membership

The current membership figure as of October 1999 for Higher Education in Scotland stands at 5,437.

CAROL A JUDGE
Senior Regional Officer/Secretary, SHESGC
10 December 1999

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NEW BRANCHES APPENDIX 1

See Contacts page for addresses/ phone no. / e-mail

BRANCH BRANCH SECRETARY EMPLOYERS COVERED
University of Aberdeen Christine McLeod University of Aberdeen
University of Dundee Rhona Clarke University of Dundee
Students Association
University of Edinburgh Margaret Kinsella University of Edinburgh
Students Association
University of Glasgow  Elizabeth Watson University of Glasgow
Students Representative Council
The College Club
Glasgow School of Art
RSMAD (to be confirmed)
Glasgow Caledonian University Danny Rafferty Glasgow Caledonian University
Cttee of Scottish Higher Educ
Heriot Watt University Kate Muir Heriot Watt University
Students Association
Napier University Barbara McDonald Napier University 
University of Paisley Hugh Macguiness  University of Paisley
Scottish Council of Education
University of St Andrews Gordon Dickson University of St Andrews 
University of Stirling Brian Sheppard University of Stirling 
University of Strathclyde  Frances Buchanan University of Strathclyde
Jordanhill School (to be confirmed)

 

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 CURRENT BRANCHES APPENDIX 2

 

BRANCH BRANCH SECRETARY EMPLOYERS COVERED
University of Aberdeen Christine McLeod University of Aberdeen
University of Dundee Rhona Clarke University of Dundee
Students Association
University of Edinburgh Margaret Kinsella University of Edinburgh
    Students Association
University of Glasgow Elizabeth Watson University of Glasgow
Students Representative Council
The College Club
Glasgow School of Art
Glasgow Caledonian University Danny Rafferty  Glasgow Caledonian University
Cttee of Scottish Higher Educ
Heriot Watt University Kate Muir  Heriot Watt University 
Students Association
Napier University Barbara McDonald  Napier University 
Northern College Brenda Coyle  Northern College
SCCC
University of Paisley Hugh Macguiness  University of Paisley
Scot Cncl of Education 
University of St Andrews  Gordon Dickson University of St Andrews 
University of Stirling Brian Sheppard  University of Stirling 
University of Strathclyde Frances Buchanan University of Strathclyde
Students Association 

 

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APPENDIX 3

SCOTTISH HIGHER EDUCATION SERVICE GROUP

SCOTTISH COUNCIL AND COMMITTEES

APPOINTMENT OF DELEGATES

 

Scottish Council (1)

Scottish Committee (2)

Scottish Education and Training Committee (1)
(only if not otherwise represented)

Scottish Communications and Campaigns Committee (1)

(only if not otherwise represented)

Scottish Equalities Liaison Forum (2)

Scottish Committee – Enterprise and Lifelong

Learning Policy Pool (1)

Scottish Committee - Communities Policy Pool (1)

Scottish Women's Committee (1)

 

Updated 10th December 1999

 

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