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UK sector responds to 10% rule – T4 latest

International educators have expressed concern that new visa threshold of 10% could disproportionately impact small colleges and that institutions might end up paying the price for refusals that are mistakes or subjective decisions made by the immigration authorities.

UK will drop accepted visa refusal threshold to 10%

Universities and colleges in the UK may lose their ability to recruit international students if more than 10% of the international students they recruit are refused visas, the Home Office has announced, as it continues its crackdown on immigration and visa abuse. A discretionary approach will be applied to those schools enrolling 50 or fewer students.

CEG receives Queen’s Award for business success

UK major player, Cambridge Education Group, was presented with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade in recognition of its substantial growth in overseas international trade over the last six years. The Award is the UK’s highest accolade for business success.

International students opt for central London

Foreign students are dominating the property rental market in prime central London as data reveals that in the last 12 months, 41% of new tenancy starts could be attributed to international students, whose buying power means they can outbid the recession-hit corporate sector.

Rising stars in UK sector: St Giles, Cognita Schools

Two companies in the UK's international education sector have been listed in a ranking of the top 200 UK private companies that are seeing the fastest growth in overseas sales within a two-year period. St Giles, in 77th position, is a well known English language teaching operator and Cognita Schools runs 64 high schools in seven countries.