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Access, Skills and Outcome Agreements

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.

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.

  • Michael Cross, Interim Director, 0131 313 6670.
  • Elaine Malcolm, Group Co-ordinator, 0131 313 6633.

Access

  • Rachel Adamson, Senior Policy/Analysis Officer, 0131 313 6646.
  • Fiona Burns, Assistant Director Outcomes, Access (Access Policy Lead), 0131 313 6517.
  • Loretta Hamilton, Policy/Analysis Officer, 0131 313 6680.
  • Carina Macritchie, Senior Policy/Analysis Officer, 0131 313 6546.
  • Emma Roberts, Policy/Analysis Officer, 0131 313 6570.
  • Nick Stansfeld, Policy/Analysis Officer, 0131 313 6539.
  • Anna Thomson, 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

  • Sharon Drysdale, Assistant Director Outcomes, Skills (Skills Policy Lead), 0131 313 6682.
  • Louise Lauchlan, Policy/Analysis Officer, 0131 313 6582.
  • Hazel McCartney, Senior Policy/Analysis Officer, 0131 313 6601.
  • Philip McGuinness, Senior Policy/Analysis Officer, 0131 313 6572.
  • Andre Reibig, Senior Policy/Analysis Officer, 0131 313 6695.
  • Pat Tomlin, Interim Director of Skills Alignment (joint SDS/SFC role), 0131 313 6500.

Outcome Agreements

Outcome Agreement regional leads

  • Aberdeen/Edinburgh - Ken Rutherford, Assistant Director Outcomes, 0131 313 6618.
  • Dundee - Fiona Burns, Assistant Director Outcomes, 0131 313 6517.
  • Highlands and Islands - Seamus Spencer, Assistant Director, 0131 313 6673.
  • Lanarkshire - Sharon Drysdale, Assistant Director Outcomes, 0131 313 6682.
  • Glasgow/West/Central - Linda McLeod, Assistant Director Outcomes, 0131 313 6694.

Outcome Agreement process

  • Ken Rutherford, Assistant Director Outcomes (Outcome Agreement Lead), 0131 313 6618.
  • Greg Anderson, Senior Policy/Analysis Officer, 0131 313 6698, email: GregAnderson@sfc.ac.uk.
  • Cath Carr, Policy/Analysis Officer, 0131 313 6532.
  • Derek Horsburgh, Senior Policy/Analysis Officer (University Outcome Agreements), 0131 313 6649.
  • Cathy Mitchell, Assistant Director Outcomes, 0131 313 6699.
  • Seamus Spencer, Assistant Director, 0131 313 6673.
  • Nick Stansfeld, Policy/Analysis Officer, 0131 313 6539.
  • Paul Travers, Senior Policy/Analysis Officer, 0131 313 6629.

College Outcome Agreements

Aberdeenshire (North East Scotland College)

  • Ken Rutherford, Assistant Director/Outcome Agreement Manager, 0131 313 6618.
  • Greg Anderson, Senior Policy/Analysis Officer, 0131 313 6698, email: GregAnderson@sfc.ac.uk.

Ayrshire (Ayrshire College)

  • Louise Lauchlan, Policy/Analysis Officer, 0131 313 6582.

Borders (Borders College)

  • Keith Coyne, Outcome Agreement Manager, 0131 313 6554.
  • Ken Rutherford, Assistant Director/Outcome Agreement Manager, 0131 313 6618.

Central (Forth Valley College)

  • Andrew Youngson, Outcome Agreement Manager, 0131 313 6519.
  • Linda McLeod, Assistant Director/Outcome Agreement Manager, 0131 313 6694.

Dumfries and Galloway (Dumfries and Galloway College)

  • Linda McLeod, Assistant Director/Outcome Agreement Manager, 0131 313 6694.
  • Kathryn O'Loan, Outcome Agreement Manager, 0131 313 6523.

Edinburgh (Edinburgh College)

  • Ken Rutherford, Assistant Director/Outcome Agreement Manager, 0131 313 6618.

Fife (Fife College)

  • Alison Meldrum, Outcome Agreement Manager, 0131 313 6625.
  • Linda McLeod, Assistant Director/Outcome Agreement Manager, 0131 313 6694.

Glasgow (City of Glasgow College, Glasgow Clyde College, Glasgow Kelvin College)

  • Linda McLeod, Assistant Director/Outcome Agreement Manager, 0131 313 6694.
  • Paul Travers, Senior Policy/Analysis Officer, 0131 313 6629.

Highlands and Islands (Argyll College, Inverness College, Lews Castle College, Moray College, North Highland College, Orkney College, Perth College, Shetland College, West Highland College)

  • Seamus Spencer, Assistant Director, 0131 313 6673.
  • Hazel McCartney, Senior Policy/Analysis Officer, 0131 313 6601 (Perth, Orkney and Shetland Colleges).
  • Philip McGuinness, Policy/Analysis Officer, 0131 313 6572 (West Highland, North Highland and Moray Colleges).

Lanarkshire (New College Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire College)

  • Sharon Drysdale, Assistant Director/Outcome Agreement Manager, 0131 313 6682.
  • Philip McGuinness, Policy/Analysis Officer, 0131 313 6572.

Newbattle Abbey College

  • Ken Rutherford, Assistant Director/Outcome Agreement Manager, 0131 313 6618.
  • Keith Coyne, Outcome Agreement Manager, 0131 313 6554.

Sabhal Mòr Ostaig

  • Seamus Spencer, Assistant Director, 0131 313 6673.

Tayside (Dundee and Angus College)

  • Fiona Burns, Assistant Director/Outcome Agreement Manager, 0131 313 6517.
  • Keith Coyne, Outcome Agreement Manager, 0131 313 6554.

West (West College Scotland)

  • Linda McLeod, Assistant Director/Outcome Agreement Manager, 0131 313 6694.
  • Paul Travers, Senior Policy/Analysis Officer, 0131 313 6629.

West Lothian (West Lothian College)

  • Ken Rutherford, Assistant Director/Outcome Agreement Manager, 0131 313 6618.

University Outcome Agreements

Abertay University

  • Fiona Burns, Assistant Director/Outcome Agreement Manager, 0131 313 6517.
  • Alison Meldrum, Outcome Agreement Manager, 0131 313 6625.

Edinburgh Napier University

  • Ken Rutherford, Assistant Director/Outcome Agreement Manager, 0131 313 6618.

Glasgow Caledonian University

  • Linda McLeod, Assistant Director/Outcome Agreement Manager, 0131 313 6694.
  • Paul Travers, Senior Policy/Analysis Officer, 0131 313 6629.

Open University in Scotland

  • Sharon Drysdale, Assistant Director/Outcome Agreement Manager, 0131 313 6682.
  • Louise Lauchlan, Policy/Analysis Officer, 0131 313 6582.

Queen Margaret University

  • Ken Rutherford, Assistant Director/Outcome Agreement Manager, 0131 313 6618.
  • Keith Coyne, Outcome Agreement Manager, 0131 313 6554.

Robert Gordon University

  • Ken Rutherford, Assistant Director/Outcome Agreement Manager, 0131 313 6618.
  • Greg Anderson, Senior Policy / Analysis Officer, 0131 313 6698, email: GregAnderson@sfc.ac.uk.

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

  • Linda McLeod, Assistant Director/Outcome Agreement Manager, 0131 313 6694.
  • Derek Horsburgh, Senior Policy/Analysis Officer / Outcome Agreement Manager, 0131 313 6649.

Scotland's Rural College (SRUC)

  • Ken Rutherford, Assistant Director/Outcome Agreement Manager, 0131 313 6618.
  • Derek Horsburgh, Senior Policy/Analysis Officer / Outcome Agreement Manager, 0131 313 6649.

University of Aberdeen

  • Ken Rutherford, Assistant Director/Outcome Agreement Manager, 0131 313 6618.
  • Kathryn O'Loan, Senior Policy/Analysis Officer / Outcome Agreement Manager, 0131 313 6523.

University of Dundee

  • Fiona Burns, Assistant Director/Outcome Agreement Manager, 0131 313 6517.
  • Derek Horsburgh, Senior Policy/Analysis Officer / Outcome Agreement Manager,  0131 313 6649.

Universities of Edinburgh, Heriot-Watt and St Andrews

  • Ken Rutherford, Assistant Director/Outcome Agreement Manager, 0131 313 6618.
  • Derek Horsburgh, Senior Policy/Analysis Officer / Outcome Agreement Manager, 0131 313 6649.

Universities of Glasgow, Stirling, Strathclyde and the Glasgow School of Art

  • Linda McLeod, Assistant Director/Outcome Agreement Manager, 0131 313 6694.
  • Kathryn O'Loan, Senior Policy/Analysis Officer / Outcome Agreement Manager, 0131 313 6523.

University of the Highlands and Islands

  • Sharon Drysdale, Assistant Director/Outcome Agreement Manager, 0131 313 6682.
  • Hazel McCartney, Senior Policy/Analysis Officer, 0131 313 6601.

University of the West of Scotland

  • Linda McLeod, Assistant Director/Outcome Agreement Manager, 0131 313 6694.
  • Anna Thomson, Senior Policy/Analysis Officer, 0131 313 6605.