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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-12885: Jamie Greene (West Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 21 November 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the reported decrease in university graduates’ salaries, in light of reports that they only have 11% higher wages than non-graduates, down from nearly 40% 10 years ago.

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville 30 November 2017

Higher Educations Statistics Agency (HESA) statistics show us that three and a half years after graduating, former UK Domiciled students of Scottish universities are earning a median salary of £27,500 – which is the highest in the UK.