Stagnation of non-EU student numbers at UK higher education institutions shows no sign of abating, as the latest HESA statistics show international enrolments flatlined in 2015/16. Indian student numbers continued to fall, as Malaysia pushed into second place for the first time.
Higher education institutions in England have predicted their income from international student fees will hit £4.8bn by 2018/19, a third more than in 2014/15, according to HEFCE. However, the funding body has warned the increase may be based on optimistic forecasting of international student growth.
A new white paper, which marks an historic shakeup for the UK's higher education sector, makes it easier for alternative providers to access degree awarding powers, overhauls HE funding and brings all providers under the jurisdiction of a new regulatory body.
London Mayor Boris Johnson has announced a new mentoring scheme for US students studying in the UK capital. Participants in the "Leaders of the Future" campaign will undertake a number of work shadowing or mentoring placements with influential business leaders.