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University Of The Highlands And Islands

EDM number 1397 in 2010-12, proposed by John Thurso on 02/02/2011.
Categorised under the topic of Higher education.

That this House welcomes the achievement of the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) in becoming Scotland's newest university which has over 8,000 students and more than 100 courses which are specifically tailored for the needs of the Highlands and Islands region and beyond; notes that this landmark achievement of university title by UHI is the realisation of a long-time ambition for the region to have its own university to support economic development and to help sustain rural and island communities; believes that, as a university, UHI will attract more young people and also recruit students from beyond the Highlands and Islands region; congratulates staff, students and supporters who have contributed to this achievement; and wishes UHI every success for the future.

This motion has been signed by a total of 11 MPs.

John Thurso02/02/2011Caithness, Sutherland and Easter RossLiberal DemocratProposed
Charles Kennedy02/02/2011Ross, Skye and LochaberLiberal DemocratSeconded
Angus MacNeil02/02/2011Na h-Eileanan an IarScottish National PartySeconded
Frank Doran02/02/2011Aberdeen NorthLabourSeconded
Anne Begg02/02/2011Aberdeen SouthLabourSeconded
Jonathan Edwards03/02/2011Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSeconded
Nicholas Soames03/02/2011Mid SussexConservativeSigned
Alan Meale03/02/2011MansfieldLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn03/02/2011Islington NorthLabourSigned
Mike Hancock03/02/2011Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
John Hemming03/02/2011Birmingham, YardleyLiberal DemocratSigned

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