Have some pie!

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.

UK: Willetts resigns as Minister for Universities

After four years serving as minister for universities and science, David Willetts has resigned as part of a major government reshuffle. He is being replaced by Greg Clark, who takes on the Science and Universities brief in addition to his role as Minister in charge of cities and constitution at the Cabinet Office.

UK: student mobility data now visual, interactive

The British Council has launched an interactive data visualisation tool to illustrate trends in international student mobility and the UK's changing role as both a study destination and source of international students between 1996 and 2012. The tool also reveals the impact of UK policy decisions and global socio-economic events on inbound study.

UK: inquiry into effects of PSW closure

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Migration has launched an inquiry into the impact of the closure of the UK's Post-Study Work (PSW) route for non-EU graduates examining the effects on universities, students and local economies.The report will compare the UK to competing study destinations that offer PSW rights as well as feedback from stakeholders impacted by the change.

TNE no substitute for mobility says OBHE report

Transnational student enrolments do not dent more “traditional” international student flows, according to think tank OBHE. A report it commissioned has found that UK exports of transnational education (TNE) to top host countries has not affected international students headed to institutions in the UK. The survey assesses market activity in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and China.