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.
Economic implications, combined with health concerns around Covid-19, could disrupt the movement of internationally mobile students for up to five years, a leading scholar has suggested. He also suggested east Asia would grow in power as an education destination.
Inclusion in the Erasmus+ mobility scheme is crucial, agree experts on the eve of Brexit, while UUK has revealed it will be pushing for a fee freeze for EU students for another year as transition negotiations begin.
The Higher Education Statistics Agency's first release of data for the 2018/19 academic year has revealed that international student numbers in the UK are up by 5.9%, with a huge hike in enrolments from India.