Scottish higher education urges the Scotland Office to make positive case on immigration policy in light of Brexit

Scottish higher education urges the Scotland Office to make positive case on immigration policy in light of Brexit

Professor Andrea Nolan, Convener of Universities Scotland, has called on the Scotland Office today (Wednesday 14 December) to work with Scottish higher education to make a case to the UK Government that positive change is needed to immigration policy to ensure that international talent can come to study in Scotland’s universities and remain after graduation to meet the skills gaps facing the Scottish economy.

Professor Nolan’s comments come before Rt Hon Mr Mundell MP, Secretary of State for Scotland, gives oral evidence to Westminster’s Scottish Affairs Committee as part of its inquiry into Scotland’s place in Europe following the Brexit vote.

Professor Nolan’s comments come in the same week as media speculation that the UK Government could be considering halving the number of international students entering the UK (1) as part of a forthcoming consultation expected from the Home Office in the next few weeks.

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