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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

UUK response to announcement of a new post-study work visa

11 September 2019
Responding to the announcement of a new post-study work visa allowing international students to work in the UK for two years after graduation.

International students paying through the nose for woefully inadequate document-checking service

29 July 2019
Concern is rising at UK universities as Sopra Steria – the company contracted to check documents and enrol biometric information as part of visa applications – is unable to meet demand, with students in some parts waiting 30 days to get an appointment

Blog

Higher education policy priorities for the new prime minister

31 July 2019
UUK's Karmjit Kaur on how new Prime Minister Boris Johnson can can help maximise the role of universities for both his domestic and global ambitions.

The Augar review must be judged on Britain’s best interests

5 March 2019
Universities UK Chief Executive Alistair Jarvis sets out five tests by which the Augar review should be judged.