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Hancock urges UK FE sector to export offshore

In a combative exchange of views this week at the Association of Colleges (AoC) International Conference, Minister for Skills and Enterprise, Matthew Hancock MP, challenged the FE colleges present not to use difficulties with the visa system as an excuse for not being able to invest in delivery of education and training in-country.

EU surge contributes to latest UK migrant tally

Latest migration data for the UK reveals an erosion in enrolments for the UK's FE sector, while an overall increase in EU migration was behind the net migration headlines. Further declines in Pakistani and Indian student enrolments was also charted as well as a big rise in Brazilian students coming to the UK.

UK: English FE colleges hit by visa curbs

New research commissioned by the UK government shows that restrictions on Tier 4 student visas (held by those studying a year or longer) have hit England's public further education (FE) sector hard, resulting in lower student recruitment, lost income and course closures. This was conducted by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS).

First winner for new UK FE award

A new British Council-backed award for international collaboration in UK further education (FE) has been won by South West College in Northern Ireland for a tri-national tourism and hospitality seminar that it co-hosts with college counterparts in Germany and the USA.

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