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Post study work schemes inquiry

Inquiry

Government Response published

The Committee has invited evidence on the following issues:

  1. What impact has the closure of the Tier 1 (Post-Study Work) Visa had on:
    (a) Further and Higher Education Institutions in Scotland?
    (b) Economic growth in Scotland?
    (c) The ability of Scottish employers to find skilled staff?
    (d) Raising the skill levels of Scotland’s own young people and attracting skilled workers from the rest of the United Kingdom?
  2. How effective are current Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) and 2 (General) visas for enabling international students to remain in Scotland, after completing their studies, to contribute to the Scottish economy?
    (a) What are the limitations of current arrangements?
  3. To what extent is the competitiveness of Scottish universities driven by factors such as the availability of post study work schemes, as compared to the quality of education?
  4. What progress has been made on discussions between the UK and Scottish governments to explore the possibility of introducing formal post study work schemes for international students in Scotland?
  5. How should any post study work scheme for international students in Scotland be structured?

Reports, special reports and government responses

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4th Report - Post-study work schemes
Inquiry Post study work schemes inquiry
HC 593
Report
Response to this report
3rd Special Report - Post-study work schemes: Government Response to the Committee's Fourth Report of Session 2015–16
HC 787
Special Report
3rd Special Report - Post-study work schemes: Government Response to the Committee's Fourth Report of Session 2015–16
Inquiry Post study work schemes inquiry
HC 787
Special Report

Oral evidence transcripts

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19 January 2016
Inquiry Post study work schemes inquiry
Witnesses Rt Hon David Mundell MP, Secretary of State for Scotland
Oral Evidence
9 December 2015
Inquiry Post study work schemes inquiry
Witnesses Professor Robert Wright, Professor of Economics, Strathclyde University, Stuart McWilliams, Deputy Convener, Immigration and Asylum Law Sub-Committee, Law Society of Scotland, Jamie Kerr, Convenor, Scottish Regional Working Group, Immigration Law Practitioners’ AssociationRt Hon James Brokenshire MP, Minister for Immigration, Home Office
Oral Evidence
30 November 2015
Inquiry Post study work schemes inquiry
Witnesses Professor Sir Ian Diamond, Universities Scotland, Alan Mackay, UK Council for International Student Affairs, and Anne Cant, Colleges Scotland; Gareth Williams, Scottish Council for Development and Industry, Howard McKenzie, Institute of Directors, and Helen Martin, Scottish Trades Union Congress (at 1.30pm); Humza Yousaf MSP, Minister for Europe and International Development, Scottish Government (at 2.30pm).
Oral Evidence
The Home Office (PSW0024)
Mrs Razep Echeng (PSW0007)
University Of Glasgow (PSW0023)

Other publications

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