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MPs from all three major parties have come together to secure a debate in the House of Commons on international students on 6th June. The motion points out that five parliamentary select committees have recommended that international students be removed … 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.’
Press reports this weekend suggested that the prime minister is re-thinking the government’s immigration policy which puts international students right in the middle of efforts to reduce net migration figures. The government wants to reduce ‘net migration’ (the number of … 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
For me, the main question at today’s Universities UK debate on immigration was the extent to which universities’ plans for growth in international recruitment – both student and staff – can be squared with government efforts to bring down net migration … Continue reading
Reflections from Australia: across the globe, investment in higher education is central to securing growth, finds Nicola Dandridge
I’m writing this 30,000 feet in the air, flying home to London from Melbourne, Australia. I spent a week in Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne, courtesy of the British Council and the Australian International Education Conference [AIEC]. So, thank you British Council … Continue reading