The UK government has published its long-awaited immigration White Paper, which proposes changes to student visa rules that would extend the length of time international student have to find work in the country after graduating.
The long-awaited Migration Advisory Committee report on international students in the UK, has concluded that the UK's post-study work regime should be relaxed, but ruled out the suggestion that students should be removed from immigration statistics.
Gyimah said he "welcomes UUK post-study work visa proposal", and that the forthcoming MAC report "offers us an opportunity to ensure our policy on student migration recognises the contribution that overseas students make".
The Taiwanese government is looking to lower restrictions for international students to remain after graduation and access work rights, in a move to bolster the country’s professional workforce, fill skills shortages, and combat population decline.
The New Zealand government has unveiled new post-study work rights with an emphasis on reducing exploitation in the workplace, with the immigration minister saying the changes will boost the local economy.
British universities have increased activity in Europe amid Brexit, but recruitment continues to be limited due to the UK's lack of post-study work visa according to delegates at the BUILA conference in Manchester.