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Migration numbers aided by drop in overseas students

5 Mar at 9 AM

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The UK’s statistics office has released figures showing a drop in the number of international students contributed to a fall in the number of legal immigrants here. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) says the number of overseas students enrolled on UK courses fell by almost 20 per cent between June 2011 and June 2012. Figures show...

Asians shunning study abroad in Australia due to strong currency

7 Dec at 9 AM

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Students from Asia are starting to shun studying abroad in Australia because the country’s strong currency has made it too expensive, according to a new study. This year’s HSBC Expat Explorer survey found that Asians are increasingly favouring Britain and the US for study abroad opportunities, despite their struggling economies. More...

London Metropolitan students desert in droves

18 Oct at 9 AM

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A large number of international students have deserted London Metropolitan University due to it losing the right to sponsor them for UK visas. The UK Border Agency (UKBA) rescinded the university’s special status after finding quite a few of its overseas learners had broken immigration rules. A task force was set up by the Higher...

Boarding schools claim overseas pupils not migrants

29 Sep at 9 AM

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The organisation representing boarding schools in the UK says overseas pupils should not be included in the country’s net immigration figures. The Boarding Schools Association (BSA) has written an open letter in which it claims lumping international boarders in with immigrants could deter them from choosing the UK and endanger an industry...

UK to count departing overseas students

15 Sep at 9 AM

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The UK universities minister said this week the coalition government planned to alter the way foreign students are included in the total immigration figures. Addressing a meeting held at Keele University, David Willetts said the National Statistics Department was trying to devise new ways of measuring international students actually still in...

UK universities top of the global league

11 Sep at 4 PM

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The annual QS ratings system has placed four of the leading UK universities in the top six in the world. The Quacquarelli Symonds backed QS World University Rankings rated Cambridge University in second place, University College London in third, Oxford University in fourth and Imperial College London as sixth. Altogether 18 universities...

Immigration figures will maybe not count students

6 Sep at 3 PM

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A government committee has recommended that net immigration figures for the UK should not include overseas students. The Business Innovation and Skills panel says that while the government is trying to reduce net immigration, the figures should not include overseas students as they are beneficial and bring in a lot of income for the...

London Met Uni vows to fight UKBA ruling

4 Sep at 9 AM

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London Metropolitan University has vowed to fight a decision by the UK Border Agency to revoke its “highly trusted” status to sponsor international students. A report by the UKBA found that a quarter of the international students enrolled at the university do not have the right to remain in the UK. The university, however, claims the...

Extremists flourish on back of immigration silence

29 Aug at 9 AM

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The UK minister for immigration alleges extremists have flourished in recent years because politicians haven’t tackled the issue of immigration and illegal migrants. Damian Green told an LBC radio audience that politicians’ inability to discuss and take action against immigration abuses was directly responsible for extremist groups such...

Foreign student staff overtime could hurt Tesco

23 Aug at 12 PM

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The UK Home Office says Tesco may be fined for allowing foreign students to work more hours than their visas stipulated. The retail giant is looking at a fine of £10,000 per person for each of the 20 nabbed in a UK Border Agency (UKBA) raid at its Croydon warehouse last month. A Home Office spokesperson told the Daily Telegraph that...