Parliamentary briefing: Lord Hannay amendment to the Higher Education and Research Bill

Lord Hannay briefing front coverBritish universities are world-leading. To retain this enviable position and the economic and social benefits that come with it, it is critical that universities remain able to recruit genuine international students and world-leading academics and researchers with minimal barriers.​​

This amendment to the Higher Education and Research Bill comes at a time when the government is preparing to exit the Europea​n Union (EU) and establish an industrial strategy ‘fit for a global Britain.’ Both issues present an opportunity to develop policies to leverage the UK's national and regional strengths more effectively to achieve economic growth and international influence: the government should recognise the fundamental importance of international students in this regard.


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