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Mr Maulin Buch former participant on the Fresh Talent Scheme appears before the Devolution Further Powers Committee as it takes evidence on Post-Study Work Visas. 28 January 2016. Pic - Andrew Cowan/Scottish Parliament

UK policy on post study work just isn't working

Maulin Buch, originally from Mumbai, shares his experience as a graduate during Scotland’s Fresh Talent initiative and his views on the UK’s current post study work offer to international students.

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Post study work for international students

There is a broad consensus among universities, colleges and businesses that the reintroduction of a more competitive post study work visa for international students would be of huge social, economic and educational benefit to Scotland.

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Scotland needs more home grown postgraduates

The Postgraduate Study Working Group’s report, from December 2015, is clear that increasing opportunities for Scots to do postgraduate-level study will help to drive the creation of a high-skill economy.

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