With their sights set on the UK's higher education system, parents new to the world's middle class are sending their children overseas earlier in an attempt to secure access to elite universities. Enrolments in teen learners at UK boarding schools are up over the last two to three years according to The Parthenon Group.
With the general election fast approaching, lively debates from the HE and FE sectors at Study UK's annual conference threw out the choices ahead for 2015, with most speakers agreeing that balanced regulation surrounding immigration and funding would support the longer-term prosperity of the sector.
Transnational education (TNE) was worth £469m to UK universities in 2012-13, according to a report from BIS. Meanwhile, new research from HEFCE shows TNE students are helping to make up England's shortfall in incoming international student numbers.
Glyndwr University has had its Highly-Trusted Sponsor (HTS) status reinstated – allowing it to recruit international students after a five-month ban imposed by the Home Office as part of a crackdown on visa fraud.