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Category Archives: European and international
You’d be forgiven for being a bit confused, from reports over the last few days, about what’s going on with international student numbers. The government and Migration Watch have been reporting increases, while university bodies are telling a different story. … Continue reading
Don’t you just hate it when university and student leaders say: ‘Now that students are paying high fees…’? Where have these people been for the last 30 years? It seems too easy to forget that international students studying in British … Continue reading
Migration Watch UK’s recent report misses the point by suggesting that the ‘brightest and best’ students in the UK includes only those attending a selection of universities. One of the strengths of the UK’s higher education sector is its diversity. In … Continue reading
Speaking at the UUK annual conference today, David Willetts announced that ‘transparency in immigration statistics is vital. We therefore want to publicise disaggregated figures so that the debate can be better informed.’
More than 35,000 applicants have successfully gained a place in the first week of Clearing, a similar number to last year. It has been a busy time for applicants, as well as for higher education institutions and UCAS, who have … Continue reading
There have been plenty of headlines recently claiming that UK universities are rejecting British students in favour of international students and that Our universities fall for the glitter of foreign gold. This is not a new story; we see these … Continue reading
Sixty-eight chancellors and chairs of Council of universities across the UK have today written to the prime minister calling on him to do more to support universities’ efforts to attract international students. As well as pointing out the importance of … Continue reading
Universities in the UK continue to attract significant numbers of internationally mobile students, from other EU countries and worldwide, providing a truly international study environment. The media has recently been giving a lot of attention to the idea that an … Continue reading
Of all the hackneyed headlines relating to higher education in the national newspapers, “University Challenge” must surely be the most wearisomely overused. But we now have an upstart nipping at its heels: “Going Dutch”. Leaving aside the lamentable lack of … Continue reading