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Access, Learning and Outcomes

Develops and negotiates outcome agreements with individual universities and college regions to maximise the impact of SFC’s strategic plan, its investments and policies.

About Us

Ensures the right facilities are in the right place to support teaching and learning. The directorate also works to ensure priorities around access, skills and academic quality.

Unless specified, the standard email address format for SFC staff is first initial+surname@sfc.ac.uk, e.g. psmith@sfc.ac.uk.

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  • Donna MacKinnon, Director, 0131 313 6686.
  • Linda McLeod, Deputy Director, 0131 313 6694.
  • Elaine Malcolm, Group Co-ordinator, 0131 313 6633.
  • Maggie Wightman, Director of Skills Alignment (Joint SFC/Skills Development Scotland role), 0141 468 6603, maggie.wightman@sds.co.uk.

Access

  • Rachel Adamson, Senior Policy/Analysis Officer, 0131 313 6563.
  • Fiona Burns, Assistant Director Outcomes, Access (Access Policy Lead), 0131 313 6517.
  • Loretta Hamilton, Policy/Analysis Officer, 0131 313 6680.
  • Lynn Killick, Senior Policy/Analysis Officer, 0131 313 6698.
  • Carina Macritchie, Senior Policy/Analysis Officer, 0131 313 6546.
  • Emma Roberts, Policy/Analysis Officer - Mental Health, 0131 313 6570.
  • Nick Stansfeld, Policy/Analysis Officer, 0131 313 6539.
  • Anna Wallace, Senior Policy/Analysis Officer (Articulation), 0131 313 6605.  

Learning and Quality

  • Dr Dee Bird, Assistant Director Outcomes (Learning and Quality), 0131 313 6603.
  • Keith Coyne (College quality issues), Outcome Agreement Manager, 0131 313 6554.
  • Derek Horsburgh (HE quality issues), Senior Policy/Analysis Officer, 0131 313 6649.

Skills

  • Joshua Bird, Senior Policy/Analysis Officer, 0131 313 6684.
  • Sharon Drysdale, Assistant Director Outcomes, Skills (Skills Policy Lead), 0131 313 6682.
  • Louise Lauchlan, Senior Policy/Analysis Officer, 0131 313 6582.
  • Alison Malcolm, Policy/Analysis Officer, 0131 313 6522.
  • Hazel McCartney, Senior Policy/Analysis Officer, 0131 313 6601.
  • Dr Andre Reibig, Senior Policy/Analysis Officer, 0131 313 6695.
  • Maggie Wightman, Director of Skills Alignment (Joint SFC/Skills Development Scotland role), 0141 468 6603, maggie.wightman@sds.co.uk.

Outcome Agreements

Outcome Agreement process

  • Linda McLeod, Deputy Director, 0131 313 6694.
  • Joshua Bird, Senior Policy/Analysis Officer (Outcome Agreement Data), 0131 313 6684.
  • Cath Carr, Policy/Analysis Officer, 0131 313 6532.
  • Keith Coyne, Outcome Agreement Manager, 0131 313 6554.
  • Derek Horsburgh, Senior Policy/Analysis Officer (University Outcome Agreements), 0131 313 6649.
  • Seamus Spencer, Senior Policy/Analysis Officer, 0131 313 6673.
  • Nick Stansfeld, Policy/Analysis Officer, 0131 313 6539.

Regional and Institution lead contacts

Contacting us by email: Unless specified, the standard email address format for SFC staff is: first initial+surname@sfc.ac.uk, e.g. psmith@sfc.ac.uk.

Glasgow/Lanarkshire/West/Ayrshire
Regional lead: Linda McLeod, Deputy Director, 0131 313 6694
 
Glasgow Region/GCRB Philip McGuinness, 0131 313 6572
University of the West of Scotland Philip McGuinness, 0131 313 6572
Lanarkshire Region Kathryn O'Loan, 0131 313 6523, koloan@sfc.ac.uk
University of Glasgow Kathryn O'Loan, 0131 313 6523, koloan@sfc.ac.uk
University of Strathclyde Kathryn O'Loan, 0131 313 6523, koloan@sfc.ac.uk
Glasgow School of Art Kathryn O'Loan, 0131 313 6523, koloan@sfc.ac.uk
Ayrshire College Louise Lauchlan, 0131 313 6582
West College Scotland Philip McGuinness, 0131 313 6572
Glasgow Caledonian University Philip McGuinness, 0131 313 6572
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Derek Horsburgh, 0131 313 6649
OA team support Nick Stansfeld, 0131 313 6539

 

Edinburgh/Fife/Central/Aberdeen/Aberdeenshire
Regional lead: Linda McLeod, Deputy Director, 0131 313 6694
 
Edinburgh College Seamus Spencer, 0131 313 6673
Newbattle Abbey College Keith Coyne, 0131 313 6554
West Lothian College Seamus Spencer, 0131 313 6673
Fife College Alison Meldrum, 0131 313 6625
Forth Valley College Alison Meldrum, 0131 313 6625
Heriot-Watt University Seamus Spencer, 0131 313 6673
Scotland's Rural College Derek Horsburgh, 0131 313 6649
Queen Margaret University Keith Coyne, 0131 313 6554
University of Edinburgh Seamus Spencer, 0131 313 6673
Edinburgh Napier University Seamus Spencer, 0131 313 6673
University of St Andrews Derek Horsburgh, 0131 313 6649
University of Aberdeen Keith Coyne, 0131 313 6554
Robert Gordon University Keith Coyne, 0131 313 6554
North East Scotland College Keith Coyne, 0131 313 6554
University of Stirling Alison Meldrum, 0131 313 6625
OA team support Cath Carr, 0131 313 6532

 

Tayside
Regional lead: Fiona Burns, Assistant Director, 0131 313 6517
 
University of Dundee Fiona Burns, 0131 313 6517
Alison Meldrum, 0131 313 6625
Abertay University Fiona Burns, 0131 313 6517
Alison Meldrum, 0131 313 6625
Dundee & Angus College Fiona Burns, 0131 313 6517
Alison Meldrum, 0131 313 6625

 

South of Scotland
Regional lead: Linda McLeod, Deputy Director, 0131 313 6694
 
Borders College Keith Coyne, 0131 313 6554
Dumfries & Galloway College Philip McGuinness, 0131 313 6572
Cath Carr, 0131 313 6532

 

Highlands and Islands/Open University Scotland
Regional lead: Linda McLeod, Deputy Director, 0131 313 6694
 
University of the Highlands & Islands (UHI) Seamus Spencer, 0131 313 6673
Sabhal Mòr Ostaig Seamus Spencer, 0131 313 6673
Open University in Scotland Louise Lauchlan, 0131 313 6582