In a recent report, the Migration Advisory Committee has recommended that the government raise the minimum salary threshold for those on a Tier 2 visa from £20,800 to £23,000 for new entrants and £30,000 for experienced workers.
Following the release of the latest net migration figures yesterday, UK Immigration Minister James Brokenshire indicated that there is "more to do" to decrease the number of non-EU students staying in the country post-graduation.
The UK Council for International Student Affairs launched a “Manifesto for International Students” last week, which aims to change current rules and procedures surrounding international students in the UK.
Enrolment statistics from 2013/2014 for UK HE institutions reveal little ground has been gained on the back of last year's startling stagnation. Sector leaders have urged for a more unified approach to jumpstart the flow of international students back to the country.
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.