UK home secretary Sajid Javid has called for post-study work restrictions on international students to be lifted, arguing that the six-month limit undermines Britain’s universities and harms the country’s search for global talent.
The UK economy may have lost out on billions of pounds in export earnings from international students due to immigration rule changes made in 2012, according to research by UUK, which also recently called for a new student visa.
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".
UUKi director Vivienne Stern, said post-study work pathways, along with better marketing, will be the key to the UK HE sector making a success of Brexit. Two events in the same week focused attention on how the sector can help itself.