March 27, 2017 in #WeAreInternational

International students have no place in net migration figures

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)

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March 14, 2017 in #WeAreInternational

Statement: Lords’ vote on international student policy

“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.”

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January 29, 2017 in #WeAreInternational

Joint statement from founders of #WeAreInternational

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.

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November 24, 2016 in #WeAreInternational

Businesses say #WeAreInternational and call on Amber Rudd to recognise the local economic benefits of international students

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.

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November 16, 2016 in #WeAreInternational

Lords to debate effects of immigration policy on overseas students

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).

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September 30, 2016 in #WeAreInternational

UK universities launch #WeAreInternational campaign drive to support international scholarship

Over 100 universities and organisations across the UK have joined forces to advocate for international students, staff, research and collaborations in higher education.

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July 17, 2015 in Blog

Why are international students so important to our universities?

As a leaked ministerial letter from the Home Secretary proposes universities should plan to become less dependent on international students, one Vice-Chancellor responds.

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June 2, 2015 in Blog

Going Global – Better Connected

In a speech at the Going Global conference for leaders in higher education, Vivienne Stern, Director of UK Higher Education International Unit, spoke about the theme of connecting cultures.

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May 30, 2015 in Blog

Sailing for liberty’s sweet shore

Professor Sir Keith Burnett, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sheffield and co-founder of the #weareinternational campaign, reflects on the importance of immigration to universities and wider society.

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December 5, 2014 in Blog

Next steps for our award-winning #weareinternational campaign

Jose Joaquin Diaz de Aguilar Puiggari, International Officer, University of Sheffield Students’ Union blogs about the next steps for #weareinternational

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