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Correcting misleading portrayals of international students

A recent article in the Sunday Telegraph portrays a misleading picture of international university students who come to the UK. Firstly, although the Home Office categorises international students as “migrants”, the majority of the public do not. Polls have shown … Continue reading

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The public does not see international students as immigrants – our new report

Yesterday we launched a new report – with the think-tank British Future – looking at the voting public’s views towards international students and immigration more generally. It was picked up widely in the media, resulting in responses from a number … Continue reading

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Busting migration myths

At first glance, Migration Watch’s report on why international students should not be removed from the government’s net migration target may look like a convincing read. But dig a little deeper and it becomes clear that the report fails to consider … Continue reading

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Migration Watch UK is well wide of the mark on student immigration

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

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Political priorities: Growth trumps immigration

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

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