Tag: Brexit

Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee European Structural and Investment Funds Inquiry

Universities Scotland has responded to the Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee inquiry on European Structural and Investment Funds. You can read our submission here. Our submission outlines how our members interact with current European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) across a number of activities, including innovation and skills development, to contribute to smart, sustainable and…

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Brexit and beyond: prospects for EU nationals working at Scottish universities

Earlier this month, Universities Scotland hosted an event in Westminster to talk about the value and importance of EU staff working in our intuitions. The event was an opportunity for Universities Scotland to discuss what we perceive as the priorities from Brexit negotiations in order to secure a good deal for our community of EU…

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Education Select Committee inquiry: The impact of exiting the European Union on higher education

We have submitted evidence to the UK Parliament’s Education Select Committee inquiry on the impact of exiting the European Union on higher education. You can read or download our response to the inquiry here. Our response highlights many of the issues that have arisen due to the UK’s decision to leave the European Union following…

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Scottish Affairs Committee inquiry into Scotland’s Place in Europe

Universities Scotland has given evidence to the Scottish Affairs Committee’s inquiry into Scotland’s Place in Europe . Our submission emphasises the value that staff and students from the EU add to the quality of teaching, research and the student experience. We stress the urgent need for clarity on the immigration status for existing EU staff and…

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Briefing for Scottish Government debate on Brexit impact on HE & FE, 4 October 2016

Tuesday, 4 October will see a Scottish Government debate in Holyrood on the Implications of the EU Referendum on Higher and Further Education. Universities Scotland has prepared a short briefing for MSPs on the issues as they affect higher education institutions. It also sets out our priorities as Scotland and the UK considers its negotiating position….

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EU Referendum result & its Impact on Scottish HE: Evidence to European and External Relations Committee Enquiry

We have submitted written evidence to the Scottish Parliament’s European and External Relations Committee’s enquiry into the EU Referendum and its Implications for Scotland. Download our full response here. Our evidence makes it clear that the EU referendum result has created great uncertainty in higher education. However, our members have strong working relationships with Europe, European…

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Brief for 5 July House of Commons, Science and Technology Committee’s oral evidence session on Leaving the EU: Implications and opportunities for science and research

The Science and Technology Committee will examine the implications and opportunities of leaving the EU for science and research.  Among those giving evidence will be Professor Sir Ian Diamond, Chair of the Universities UK Research Policy Network and Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Aberdeen. Universities Scotland has shared a brief with members of…

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