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GLASGOW UNIVERSITY AND THE CRICHTON CAMPUS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 799: tabled on 31 January 2007

Tabled in the 2006-07 session.

This motion has been signed by 25 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House deplores the threat by Glasgow University to withdraw from the Crichton Campus in Dumfries, where it has played a vital role in establishing a unique and innovative multi-institution tertiary education facility; notes the importance of the Crichton Campus not only to the social and cultural wellbeing of Dumfries and Galloway, but also to the future regeneration of the economy; commends the Campus' real achievement in delivering accessible flexible lifelong learning to people in Dumfries and Galloway who would not otherwise be able to take up higher and further education opportunities; regrets that such students seem to be of so little value to Glasgow University; believes that both the Scottish Executive and the Scottish Funding Council have significant roles to play in reaching a resolution; calls on them and Glasgow University to end their approach of bandying about dubious figures, blaming each other, shirking their responsibilities and pursuing their own agendas at the expense of current and prospective students on the Campus; and urges all those parties to work to ensure that the Crichton Campus remains a centre of excellence with Glasgow University as a willing and enthusiastic participant.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.