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MPs take evidence on student immigration system in Scotland

04 April 2011

The Scottish Affairs Committee visits Aberdeen to take evidence for its inquiry into the student immigration system in Scotland

The Committee takes evidence from union representatives and senior Scottish university officials as it explores the government's proposals to reduce the number of international students and how this might impact upon Scotland.

The meeting will take place on Monday 4 April, at 2.30pm, in the Linklater Room, Regent Walk, King's College, University of Aberdeen, AB24 3FX

Witnesses

2.30 pm

  • Joy Elliot, NUS NEC, International Students Representative
  • Robin Parker, NUS President Elect, currently President of the University of Aberdeen's Student Association
  • Leslie McIntosh, Scottish President of the University and Colleges Union
  • Helen Martin, Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) Assistant Secretary

 3.15 pm

  • Professor Iain Diamond, Principal, University of Aberdeen
  • Shona Cormack, Vice-Principal and Pro Vice-Chancellor, Student Experience and External Relations, Robert Gordon University
  • Professor John Duffield, Vice Principal, Edinburgh Napier University
  • Alastair Sim, Director, Universities Scotland

More information about this inquiry is available on the Committee’s Student immigration system in Scotland, inquiry page  

Further information

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