In a landmark ruling that could see many international students returning to the UK, an immigration tribunal has condemned the Home Office for deporting students for alleged exam deception in 2014 without confirming their role in the deception.
LSBF has had its Tier 4 licence allowing it to recruit international students suspended. If it is found to have committed a serious breach of compliance, the Home Office could sanction both LSBF and its umbrella company, Global University Systems.
On April 6, the UK government announced that it was reducing the number of approved providers of Secure English Language Tests – those that can be used to support a visa application for sub-degree applications – from four to two. Beckie Smith assesses the impact.
Professionals in the UK’s FE sector have slammed the Home Office’s reforms to student visa regulations, warning that the restrictive policy will affect the HE pipeline of international students planning to enrol and study at undergraduate level in the UK.