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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/Outcome Agreement Manager (Access Policy Lead), 0131 313 6517.
  • Halena Gauntlett, Senior Policy/Analysis Officer, currently on secondment.
  • Loretta Hamilton, Policy/Analysis Officer, 0131 313 6680.
  • Carina Macritchie, Senior Policy/Analysis Officer, 0131 313 6546.
  • Anna Thomson, Senior Policy/Analysis Officer, 0131 313 6605.

Quality

  • Alison Cook, Assistant Director/Outcome Agreement Manager (Quality Policy Lead), 0131 313 6685.
  • Keith Coyne (college quality issues), Outcome Agreement Manager, 0131 313 6554.
  • Derek Horsburgh (HE quality issues), Outcome Agreement Manager, 0131 313 6649.

Skills

  • Sharon Drysdale, Assistant Director/Outcome Agreement Manager (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, Policy/Analysis Officer, 0131 313 6572.
  • Andre Reibig, Senior Policy/Analysis Officer, 0131 313 6695.

Outcome Agreements

Outcome Agreement regional leads

  • Aberdeen/Edinburgh - Ken Rutherford, Assistant Director, 0131 313 6618.
  • Dundee - Fiona Burns, Assistant Director, 0131 313 6517.
  • Highlands and Islands/Lanarkshire - Sharon Drysdale, Assistant Director, 0131 313 6682.
  • Glasgow/West/Central - Linda McLeod, Assistant Director, 0131 313 6694.
  • Ayrshire - Alison Cook, Assistant Director, 0131 313 6685.

Outcome Agreement process

  • Ken Rutherford, Assistant Director (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, Outcome Agreement Manager (University Outcome Agreements), 0131 313 6649.
  • Seamus Spencer, Outcome Agreement Manager (College Outcome Agreements), 0131 313 6673.
  • Nick Stansfeld, Policy/Analysis Officer (Strategic Dialogue), 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)

  • Alison Cook, Assistant Director/Outcome Agreement Manager, 0131 313 6685.
  • 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.
  • Seamus Spencer, Outcome Agreement Manager, 0131 313 6673.

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)

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

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

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

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)

  • Seamus Spencer, Outcome Agreement Manager, 0131 313 6673.
  • 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.
  • Seamus Spencer, Outcome Agreement Manager, 0131 313 6673.

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, Outcome Agreement Manager, 0131 313 6649.

Scotland's Rural College (SRUC)

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

University of Aberdeen

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

University of Dundee

  • Fiona Burns, Assistant Director/Outcome Agreement Manager, 0131 313 6517.
  • Derek Horsburgh, 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, 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, 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.
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