Research briefings

Lucy Hunter Blackburn working paper, February 2014

This report updates The Rocks vs The Sun, which examined the effect of significant changes to student support in Scotland introduced in 2013-14 and considered year on year changes in Scotland between 2012-13 and 2013-14 and how the arrangements in Scotland compared with those elsewhere in the UK,

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Susan Whittaker working paper, February 2014

This literature review focuses on summarising research findings in order to help inform our understanding of why students within the UK cross internal borders for the purpose of higher education study.

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Elisabet Weedon working paper, February 2014

This working paper looks at the role of performance indicators (PIs) in monitoring widening participation to higher education. These indicators are published on an annual basis by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) for HEIs in the whole of the UK.

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Nicola McEwen Project briefing, February 2014

Isolation or Interdependence? Competing Visions of Independence

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21 February 2014, ESRC Scottish Centre on Constitutional Change

Professor Paul Cairney and Emily St Denny of University of Stirling and ESRC Scottish Centre on Constitutional Change outline the decision-making processes in prevention policy in a report to the Scottish Government.

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14 February 2014, Centre for Population Change
Attracting and retaining migrants has been positioned as a key driver of population and economic growth in Scotland (Scottish Government, 2011).
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14 February 2014, Centre for Population Change

The outcome of the 2014 Scottish referendum on the constitutional future of the United Kingdom (UK) may have noticeable impact on future migration to and from Scotland.

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14 February 2014, Centre for Population Change

Migration to and from Scotland could potentially be affected by the outcome of the 2014 Scottish referendum on the constitutional future of the United Kingdom.

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14 February 2014, Centre for Population Change

This briefing paper examines Scottish employers’ and industry representatives’ views on current UK immigration policies, and situates these perspectives within the context of the constitutional change debate.

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10 February 2014, Migration Observatory

The first detailed analysis of Scottish public opinion about immigration shows that Scotland has significantly lower levels of concern about immigration than England and Wales, but also that Scots’ views on the subject are strongly associated with their voting intentions in the referendum.

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