Records of the Scottish Universities Council on Entrance, universities and colleges admissions service, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Duplicate certificates of attestation 1963-1968
  • SUCE and SCEEB folders and booklets undated
  • Ad hoc sub-committee on SCOTEC certificates in engineering subjects undated
  • Scottish Universities Interstate Conference on credit transfer and access undated
  • Various minutes from the Scottish Council (validation of courses for teachers), SUCE, SCOVACT and SUEB 1892-1969
  • SUCE access courses database undated
  • SUCE presentation on access undated
  • Agreement establishing SUCE undated
  • Entrance statistics undated
  • ECCTIS handbook (educational credit transfer) undated
  • UCCA computer lists for schools and colleges undated
  • SUCE reports on various teaching subjects undated
  • Entrance requirements of Scottish Universities undated
  • Curriculum and assessment in Scotland: A policy for the 90s c.1990s
  • CNEE credit accumulation transfer scheme undated
  • Scottish Universities preliminary examination results for Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and St Andrews 1917-1963
  • University information booklets undated
  • Thesis undated
  • HAS liason committee booklets undated
  • SUCE lettered folders (numbered A1 to W13) undated
  • French listening tape undated
  • Commonwealth University Yearbook 1986
  • Schools Liason Conference S42 undated
  • SUEB registers of certificates granted undated
  • Index cards (alphabetical) 1948-1963

Administrative / Biographical History

This collection consists of the papers from the Joint Board of Examiners of the Scottish Universities , the Scottish Universities Entrance Board, the Scottish Universities Council on Entrance and the Scottish Council for the Validation of courses for Teachers. The Joint Board of Examiners of the Scottish Universities was formed in 1892  and was responsible for administering the Scottish Universities preliminary examinations and issuing certificates of academic fitness which were required for admission to degree courses at the Scottish Universities. In 1918  the Joint Board was superseded by the Scottish Universities Entrance Board which was in existence until 1968  , when it was replaced by the Scottish Universities Council on Entrance . The final preliminary examiniations were held in 1971  , after which date the Council's other functions continued until 1994  . Such functions included reviewing the general entrance requirements of the universities, promoting consultation on behalf of the universities with the Scottish Education Department, the Scottish Certificate of Education Examination Board, other British and overseas school and further education examining bodies, the Standing Conference on University Entrance, the Universities Central Council on Admissions and bodies representing schools and teachers. The Scottish Universities Council on Entrance ceased to exist in 1994  , with UCAS and COSHEP taking over the responsibilities of its predecessors.


The arrangement of this material reflects the original order in which it was received

Access Information


Acquisition Information

Deposit: SUCE, St Andrews: 1994

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Additional Information

Fonds level description created by Andrew Thomson, Hub Project Archivist, 09 December 2004