UK institutions must take a long, hard look at their international student support and ensure those who do study here feel accepted, delegates heard at an event focused on student experience. It offered tangible examples and heard from students themselves.
The new Australian High Commissioner was saying, when I met her recently, I want to thank you Britain for your immigration policies because you are sending students to us when they would go to you before.
The UK’s ELT sector has shrunk for the second year in a row as both adult and junior enrolments dropped for the first time and lengths of stay diminished. English UK figures show the country hosted 42,000 fewer students in 2015, 8% less than the previous year.
Cuts to scholarships and tumbling oil prices have unsettled the Saudi market, but a booming youth population and labour market needs mean the country still presents huge opportunities for student recruitment, says a British Council report.