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General Election 2017

We’ve launched two manifestos ahead of the General Election on 8 June. A mini-manifesto which makes 3 asks of the next Government and, a collaboration with NUS & UCU: Manifesto for the Mobility of Talent.


UK Government Industrial Strategy

We welcome the Industrial Strategy and the recognition it gives to universities for their contribution to future economic growth.

Universities Scotland is the representative body of Scotland's 19 higher education institutions. We develop policy on behalf of the university sector and campaign publicly on higher education issues.

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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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Five Point Plan for Innovation

Universities have developed a set of actions – a five point plan – to take in partnership with business and support agencies to support the Scottish Government’s ambition that Scotland should become a world-leading entrepreneurial and innovation nation.

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