Students in Scotland

Students in Scotland

Students in Scotland are represented by NUS Scotland. You can find out more about their campaigns here.

Education and training policy is devolved to Scotland, meaning the result of Scottish Parliament elections will have the biggest impact on education in Scotland. The results of UK General Elections does not impact education policy in Scotland, but it will impact the Scottish Government's overall budget - which is spends on things like education.

Other policy areas devolved to Scotland include:

  • The NHS, healthcare and social services
  • Housing, tenant rights and rents
  • Economic development
  • Scottish Parliament and local elections - including voting age
  • Environment and planning
  • Justice and policing
  • Some aspects of energy, transport and benefits

For a full list of devolved powers click here.

Are you a student in Scotland with a big ideas about how education in Scotland should work? Leave feedback below.