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UK: calls for hardship fund for foreign students

The UK's NUS has called for more financial security for international students hit by hardship following new research released earlier this month that revealed over two-thirds of institutions did not have a separate fund or procedure for students affected by external crises. The report calls for more coordinated institution-wide responses and for a national hardship fund scheme to be piloted.

UK launches major education exports strategy

The UK government says it wants to see 15-20% growth in overseas enrolments at its universities, as part of a major new industrial strategy to ensure international education becomes one of Britain's "great growth industries". Released today, the strategy also calls for greater outbound mobility; however some suggest its recruitment goals clash with restrictive immigration policies.


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