Tag: Uk Universities


Home office wrongly deported 48,000 students, rules tribunal

The Home Secretary wrongly deported 48,000 students and 70% of those affected are of Indian origin according to a tribunal. The scandal began with a BBC Panorama programme in 2014, which investigated the Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC) that was run by ETS from an East London school. Panorama’s revelation was the catalyst…


Ucas clearing not fit for purpose, claim students

More than half of all students want to see the Ucas clearing system abolished. A survey of 6,300 students found that the majority view the process in a negative light, reveals a survey conducted by university website and forum The Student Room. 60% of students would like to see the end of clearing, whilst 52%…


Government blunders over 71,000 expired student visas

The government has admitted Home Office staff have lost track of over 71,000 people who had their student visa expire in 2015. Currently most international students apply for a Tier 4 visa before studying in the UK and there is no limit on the number of student visas that can be issued. The figures were…


EU students contribute 3.7bn to the UK economy

According to research conducted by Universities UK, the organisation which represents UK universities, students from EU member countries generate £3.7bn for the UK economy, and support over 34,000 jobs throughout the country. Based on student numbers from 2011-12, the research showed that on-campus spending of £220m, on fees and course costs, generated £1.44bn, whilst an…


“Sharp” decline in number of international business students

In March earlier this year, the Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS) revealed figures demonstrating “the sharpest decline” of almost 9% in international students studying business from 2015. Accounting for a contribution of £2.4bn, international business students present not only significant financial benefit for universities and local economies but aid in building global links and…

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