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).
Over 100 universities and organisations across the UK have joined forces to advocate for international students, staff, research and collaborations in higher education.
As a leaked ministerial letter from the Home Secretary proposes universities should plan to become less dependent on international students, one Vice-Chancellor responds.
Jose Joaquin Diaz de Aguilar Puiggari, International Officer, University of Sheffield Students’ Union blogs about the next steps for #weareinternational
The Labour Party has announced its pledge to remove international students from future net migration targets, so breaking with the current policy of the coalition government.
The issues of internationalisation and immigration raised by the #weareinternational campaign are amongst the three policy priorities in the university sector which an incoming government must prioritise, according to the President of Universities UK (UUK).
After already winning two awards this year the #weareinternational campaign has now been nominated for a prestigious Times Higher Education (THE) Award 2014.