In a report published today – ‘Overseas Students and Net Migration’ - the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee has called on the Government to record overseas students under a classification that does not count against the overall limit on net migration in order to allow the UK to continue to expand its share of the overseas student market.
There have been several news reports regarding the revocation of London Metropolitan University's Tier 4 sponsor license. This is the first time a university in the UK has had its license revoked, and around 2,700 students are affected by the move.
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Students could be exempted from immigration rules to help hit a pledge to cut drastically the number of non-Europeans settling in Britain under plans being considered by Downing Street.
Prime Minister David Cameron is understood to be concerned that visa restrictions are stopping wealthy foreigners from studying in British universities.
A private university college is set to offer degrees to the health sector - the first such courses from a for-profit provider in the UK.
BPP University College is launching its School of Health, starting this autumn with courses in psychology and nursing.
With immigration and university standards hot issues, any impropriety involving recruiters abroad could tar the sector
As fishing trips go, sending an undercover reporter to trawl international student recruitment agencies until someone said something dodgy was probably the equivalent of pointing a shotgun into a small barrel.
That is not to deny that The Daily Telegraph's sting last week raised legitimate questions, but since the Chinese agent who claimed to be able to secure places at UK universities for candidates with below-par grades provided no evidence that this had actually happened, it was perhaps surprising that the newspaper devoted its first three pages to the story.
UK universities are shifting attention from their traditional role of educating home students towards private and international provision, according to a survey of vice-chancellors and administrative heads.
Private growth in the sector is a tender subject, but the reality is more complex than ideologues on both sides would have it
It was recently suggested that Times Higher Education has a "bee in its bonnet" about private providers. As appealing as the idea of THE having a bonnet may be, the automatic reaction to such an accusation is indignation. But on reflection, it did give pause for thought.