Responding to Fit for the Future: developing a post-school learning system to fuel economic transformation, published by the Scottish Government on 7 June 2023, Alastair Sim, Director of Universities Scotland said: “This is a bold report that seeks to tackle long-term challenges in the skills landscape head-on and proposes a major shake-up of Scotland’s structural…
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Response to the Withers review of skills landscape
The Scottish Government have published the Withers review of the skills landscape, a bold report that seeks to tackle long-term challenges in the skills landscape head-on and proposes a major shake-up of Scotland’s structural and cultural approach to skills.
Response to the statement from the Home Secretary on graduate visas
Alastair Sim, our Director has responded to the Home Secretary's statement on graduate visas. We welcome the commitment to retaining the post-study work visa but have concerns over the decision to restrict visas to the dependents of international students below PhD level.
More graduates in Scotland are reaching positive destinations
New figures released from the Graduate Outcomes Report for 2020/21 indicate that Scotland’s graduates are entering into more positive destinations than in previous years. According to the report published by HESA on 31 May, 92% of respondents had reached a positive destination within 15 months of graduation, which includes employment, further study, a mix of…