Retaining International Talent

Hosted by Dundee & Angus Chamber of Commerce

Location: The Global Room - University of Dundee

Date & Time

Thursday, Aug 25, 2022 at 08:00 - 09:45

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Earlier this year the UK Home Office made the announcement that a range of changes were being brought into the UK Immigration Rules, having an impact on work visas and routes for employers to recruit and employ overseas workers.

The changes are currently being phased in and are due to be completed by late August 2022.

Of the 18,000 students at the University of Dundee, 25% are international students representing over 140 countries. Upon completing their education in the City the majority leave, unable to secure employment in the area. 

How can employers support the need to retain this talent in Dundee? Are you, as an employer, put off recruiting international colleagues due to the complexity of an employees immigration status?

We're delighted to be partnering with the University of Dundee Careers Service to demystify the challenges employers fear when recruiting. 

We'll be joined by experts in Employment Law and Immigration, along with the Universities International Student Adviser and a local employer who will share their experiences.

Guest Speakers

  • Kate Wyatt, Emploment Lawyer, Lindsays LLP

Kate is a Partner in Lindsays’ Employment team and she has worked with employer and employee clients from a variety of sectors on a wide range of employment matters.

Kate has years of experience bringing and defending employment tribunal claims, including discrimination claims, unfair dismissal and equal pay claims She provides her employer clients with advice in relation to disciplinary and grievance matters, capability and conduct dismissals, redundancies and restructurings along with contract issues. She has also advised on the application of the TUPE regulations, employee issues in outsourcing contracts, trade union recognition and strike action.

Kate is a member of ELA (Employment Lawyers Association) and is a trustee director of Dundee CAB.

  • Beverley Harper, IQA Immigration

Beverley is an immigration advisor, regulated by the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC) and a member of the Immigration Law Practitioners Association (ILPA). She is the Director of IQA Immigration Specialists Ltd, and assists with anything from UK visit visa applications to citizenship. Beverley specialises is business immigration and has corporate clients across a range of industry sectors. She assists in all aspects of skilled worker immigration including sponsor licenses, compliance & audits, visa applications and family members. Beverley previously worked for the Home Office Overseas Group (now UKVI) based at the British Consulate in New York. She made decisions on entry clearance applications to the UK and alsoprovided training tocommercial airlines on documentary requirements for the UK.

  • Anas Smaali, University Hiring Lead, NCR

My focus is on attracting, hiring and offering best in class onboarding experience to our top early career talent into NCR across the EMEA region.




  • Susan Scott, University of Dundee

University of Dundee Careers Service

The University of Dundee Careers Service is a team of trained and dedicated professionals who are here to help and support the career development of all our students, graduates, and staff. We empower them to develop their potential and take confident informed steps towards their future. 

Event location

The Global Room - University of Dundee

College Hall

University of Dundee

Dundee, DD1 4HN

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