Universities UK has nailed its colours to the mast in the country’s in-out European Union debate by launching its Universities for Europe campaign that aims to inform academic discussions around the issue and empower students to vote.
On April 6, the UK government announced that it was reducing the number of approved providers of Secure English Language Tests – those that can be used to support a visa application for sub-degree applications – from four to two. Beckie Smith assesses the impact.
Professionals in the UK’s FE sector have slammed the Home Office’s reforms to student visa regulations, warning that the restrictive policy will affect the HE pipeline of international students planning to enrol and study at undergraduate level in the UK.
In screw-turning news for the UK's publicly funded colleges, part-time work rights for non-EU students studying at an FE institution will be scrapped and there will be no possibility of them applying for a work visa while in the UK, the Home Office has confirmed after concerns over fraud were raised.