We welcome the cross-party support from more than 100 MPs urging our Prime Minister to remove international students from net migration targets.
The battle is not over for universities, but this week’s figures on international students are vindication for an embattled HE sector.
The #WeAreInternational campaign welcomes the announcement that the government is launching an investigation into the impact of international students on the society and economy in the UK.
Representatives from businesses, higher education and student organisations joined forces this week to highlight the economic, social and educational contributions that international students make to the UK.
Evidence for the harm done by including students in net migration figures is clear, says Huw Owen from the University of Leeds in Times Higher Education (article hosted by THE)
“We will continue to champion our vibrant international community and encourage the government to recognise its rich contributions to our country, both in word and deed.”
As the founders of the #WeAreInternational campaign now supported by over 100 universities and the National Union of Students, we are deeply opposed to actions in any part of the world which inhibit the ability of students and academics to pursue their studies based on their religion or place of birth.
Businesses in Sheffield have united to send a strong message to Home Secretary Amber Rudd that international students are invaluable to the UK’s culture and economy.
The #WeAreInternational campaign is highlighting the social and economic benefits international students bring to the UK as the House of Lords prepares to debate immigration policy tomorrow (Thursday 17 November 2016).