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Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Tuition Fees: Social Mobility (12 Nov 2018)

Sam Gyimah: The proportion of 18-year-olds from disadvantaged backgrounds entering full-time higher education is up from 13.6% in 2009 to 20.4% in 2017, so disadvantaged 18-year-olds were 50% more likely to enter HE than in 2009. That is a record that this Government can be proud of.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Tuition Fees: Social Mobility (12 Nov 2018)

Sam Gyimah: The example of the Scottish Government is not one that is worth copying. We know that in Scotland, because tuition is free, resource per student is lower, and therefore disadvantaged students in Scotland have to wait for English students ahead of them in clearing because they pay more money. That is not an example we will be copying.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Tuition Fees: Social Mobility (12 Nov 2018)

Sam Gyimah: My right hon. Friend is, as ever, absolutely right. In Scotland, the opportunity for disadvantaged students is capped, but that for international students is uncapped. That is not a record worth copying.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Tuition Fees: Social Mobility (12 Nov 2018)

Sam Gyimah: The hon. Gentleman is asking me to comment on leaks, and it will be no surprise to him that I will not comment on any leaks about an independent review. However, I will say that ensuring there is opportunity for everyone and creating opportunities that satisfy the skills our country needs is at the heart of the review. It is in the terms of reference, and that is what I will be looking for in...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Tuition Fees: Social Mobility (12 Nov 2018)

Sam Gyimah: I take slight issue with the point my hon. Friend makes in the sense that there are degrees that do not lead to higher earnings but are of incredible value—for example, for people who go into social work or nursing—but we need to ensure that every degree is of the right quality and gives students the best opportunity. That is why the new regulator, the Office for Students, which...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Higher Education: Overseas Collaboration (12 Nov 2018)

Sam Gyimah: I have had conversations with the Home Secretary about the Migration Advisory Committee review and its implications for the higher education sector. We of course want to ensure that academics and researchers can come to the UK and collaborate with the brightest and the best.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Higher Education: Overseas Collaboration (12 Nov 2018)

Sam Gyimah: I assume the hon. Gentleman is referring to the Horizon 2020 research programme. The UK has made it very clear that we want to fully associate with the successor programme to Horizon 2020—Horizon Europe—to ensure that our researchers can continue to collaborate with the brightest and the best in Europe.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Higher Education: Overseas Collaboration (12 Nov 2018)

Sam Gyimah: The Prime Minister made it clear in her Jodrell Bank speech earlier this year that we welcome all international researchers. In fact, at least 30% of the researchers in the UK are from abroad. On the new immigration system that is being considered, we will make sure that we facilitate the brightest and the best being able to come here, work here and collaborate with our researchers.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Higher Education: Overseas Collaboration (12 Nov 2018)

Sam Gyimah: The hon. Lady is referring to a specific case, and I cannot comment in detail about it. Needless to say, we are open and welcoming. Just in July, the Government introduced the new tier 5 visa regime to allow academics to come here on short-term visas to collaborate with researchers here. We are genuinely open to sectoral research and sectoral collaboration. If there is a specific instance...


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