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Parliamentary briefing: International students and immigration

This briefing provides information about international students and immigration policy, including:

  • The latest trends in international student recruitment
  • The social and economic benefits that international students bring to the UK
  • Information about post-study work schemes and competitor countries' policies
  • Inclusion of students in the net migration target
  • What universities are already doing on visa compliance



News

UK misses out on more than £8bn due to student visa changes

22 October 2018
The UK economy may have lost out on billions in export earnings from international students due to immigration rule changes made in 2012, according to a new analysis from Universities UK.

University staff prioritised in EU settlement scheme

11 October 2018
Universities UK has welcomed the news that EU university staff working in the UK will be prioritised in the next phase of the EU settlement scheme pilot.

Blog

Budget 2018 – key points for universities

30 October 2018
While there were no headline policies on higher education this year, Mark Condren digs into the documents underpinning the Budget to find announcements of interest to universities.

Anything for universities at the Labour and Conservative conferences?

4 October 2018
Political Affairs Officer Mark Condren rounds up events from the 2018 Labour and Conservative party conferences, with a particular lookout for any university-related discussions.