Spending by international students generated £25.8bn in gross output for the UK’s economy in 2014/15, new research from Universities UK has shown. Universities, meanwhile, earned £13.1bn in export receipts in the same year.
The UK’s Office for National Statistics has announced plans to overhaul the way it counts international students. The current measure, the International Passenger Survey, has been criticised as unreliable.
UK ELT providers have reported a huge increase in enquiries and summer bookings for the year, due to the post-EU referendum currency flop and improved economies in source countries that will likely make 2017 more profitable than most anticipated.