Centre for Research in Education Inclusion and Diversity (CREID)

Higher Education in Scotland, the Devolution Settlement and the Referendum on Independence

This project explores the extent of divergence and convergence in higher education across the UK in the context of the existing devolution settlement. It also examines the various policy options which might arise in the future, following a vote for independence or extended devolved powers.

A snapshot of the impact of this project is available on the "Making a Difference" section of our School's website.

About the project

Summary, funder and the start and end dates of the project.


News relating to this project.


ESRC Fellowship events
List of events associated with the ESRC project.

Publications and research resources

A collection of briefings and papers related to the project.

Teaching resources

We have developed a set of teaching resources and a short film investigating the future of Scottish higher education in the context of devolution and the referendum on independence.

Related links

ESRC Fellowship project related links
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Project team

About the project team.