The UK post-study work visa should be fast-tracked into law and extended by six months in order for the UK to maintain its competitive edge in the international student market, the Russell Group has urged.
UUK has proposed a delay to the new immigration system, flexibility on English language and other requirements for visa applications for 2020 starts and significant research funding support among a raft of measures aimed to shore up stability in UKHE.
Leaders from UK universities have written to MPs in the UK to warn of a threat to "vital" research in the case of a "no deal" in the Brexit negotiations, demanding the UK government confirms access to similar funding.
Students should "continue to benefit from world leading universities [in] UK and the EU" after Brexit, the British government said as it declared its negotiating position. But stakeholders have called for more clarity.