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Scotsman: fees ‘could be’ charged to EU students

The Scotsman's Chris Marshall (31st May, 2013) underscored the guidance from a solicitor, Alun Thomas from Anderson Strathern, for Universities Scotland (US) in response to David Bell's view at Think Tank 1. He predicted that there could be a surge in demand from UK students for Scottish universities should Scotland become independent. The guidance suggested that the Scottish Government could charge fees to EU nationals in order to avoid an influx of “fee refugees” following independence. Responses from US' director Alastair Sim and Education Secretary Mike Russell were also quoted. This story can be viewed via the following link:

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