Foreign Students

Students From The EU Owe £50m In Unpaid Tuition Fees

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.05.2013 | UK

Graduates from the European Union have racked up a bill of £50m in unpaid tuition fees, new figures show. Private investigators have been hired by...

overseas students

Dave Phoenix | Posted 09.11.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Dave Phoenix

Overseas students make a major contribution to the UK economy, not just to UK universities. The government's own impact assessment report on the reform of the student immigration system estimated the changes being imposed on student visas would generate a loss of c£2.4 billion over four years.

New Powers Could See 5,000 Foreign Students Refused Entry

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.07.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Almost 5,000 foreign migrants granted visas to study in the UK each year could be refused entry under new powers to weed out bogus students, figures s...

Cardiff University Investigates Claims Foreign Students Are 'Queue Jumping'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 28.06.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Cardiff University has announced it is investigating allegations that places are being offered to foreign students with lower grades than their UK cou...

Exclude Foreign Students From Immigration Figures? That's Just Silly

PA | Posted 26.06.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Calls for foreign students to be excluded from immigration figures were branded "absurd" and "silly" by Home Office minister Damian Green on Tuesday. ...

Spell 'Thazz', 'Fape' And 'Spron' - The New Reading Test For Children

PA | Posted 18.06.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Children should not be tested on made-up words like "voo", "terg" and "bim" to check their reading skills, school leaders warned on Monday. As six-...

Government Refuses To Back Down Over Student Immigration Scheme

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 30.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The UK's immigration minister has stuck to his guns over a controversial student immigration policy which university heads warn will cripple the secto...

Universities Say Immigration Rules Hit Their Finances

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education

British universities could stand to lose out on millions of pounds annually if immigration policies are not changed, it was claimed today. Professo...

NUS Officer Elections: How Will They Represent You?

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 24.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education

For the first time ever, candidates running for the National Union of Students positions have been asked how they intend to represent an increasingly ...

Gone West: The Truth About International Students Studying in the UK

Leo Boe | Posted 02.06.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Leo Boe

If we value the future of subjects which are seen as necessary to drive the UK economy as being sacrosanct, and indeed as public goods within themselves, then the right-wing media need to leave international students out of their rhetoric.

Lucy Sherriff

Students Fight 'Rubbish' Immigration Changes

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 22.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A students' union has launched a campaign on behalf of international students in protest against the government's immigration policies, which the body...

Immigration Policies Pose Threat To Foreign Students

Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 23.02.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Government immigration policies are deterring foreign students from studying in the UK, a report released on Thursday claims. The document, which d...

Is England "International Student-ist"?

Angelique Pouponneau | Posted 23.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Angelique Pouponneau

There has not been much good news for international students recently. Everything from the implementation of stricter visa requirements, to the recent...

First UK University To Open In Bangkok

PA/Huffington Post | Posted 12.01.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Plans to unveil the UK's first private university campus in Bangkok have been revealed. The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has signed an ...

Foreign Students 'Blamed For Surge In Theft'

PA | Posted 09.01.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Police and business leaders have distanced themselves from a suggestion that foreign students face curbs on entering shops in a city where they have b...

Lucy Sherriff

An Irishman Abroad: Teaching In South Korea

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 31.12.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Andrew Farrell is an Irishman teaching in South Korea. In the second of a series of Huffington Post articles providing a detailed exploration of forei...

Censored, Competitive and Controlled: A Glimpse Inside China's Schools

Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 06.12.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Alex Wilkins spent a year teaching 12 to 16-year-olds English and culture in Eastern China, a placement he secured through the British Council. In ...

Foreign Office 'Lobbied' Oxford To Accept Gaddafi's Son

Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 01.12.2011 | UK Universities & Education

The Foreign Office "lobbied" Oxford University to accept Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, son of the recently deposed dictator, in the hope of improving relatio...

British Culture: An Outsider's Point of View

Angelique Pouponneau | Posted 03.01.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Angelique Pouponneau

This article can in no way be generalised. I am from a society which has adopted, or is quickly adopting, many western values (to our detriment or not) so it has not hit me as hard except for the freedom of expression which I love and embrace. However, many students from other communities may find what is seen as British culture rather daunting!

Foreign Student Ban On 450 Colleges

PA | Posted 01.01.2012 | UK Universities & Education

More than 450 colleges have been banned from bringing foreign students into the UK under Government plans to crack down on abuse of the immigration sy...

Foreigners Should Not Have To Learn 'The Queen's English'

PA | Posted 01.01.2012 | UK Universities & Education

People learning the English language around the world should not adopt the "Queen's English", a linguist has said. Dr Mario Saraceni, of the Univer...

How Welcoming is London to Foreign Students?

Andy Burrows | Posted 18.12.2011 | UK Universities & Education
Andy Burrows

Can international students stand unfriendly Londoners or the constant British rain? Do they embrace the multicultural, fast paced life of London or quickly crave home?

College Investigated Over 'Fake' Degree Scam

PA | Posted 05.12.2011 | UK Universities & Education

PA -- A registrar has resigned and three other members of college staff have been suspended following allegations that overseas students were cheating...

Union Warns Staff Against 'Spying On Foreign Students'

Lucy Sherriff | Posted 29.11.2011 | UK Universities & Education

A university union has issued a warning against putting pressure on staff to spy on their foreign students amid fears it would taint the UK's reputati...

Student Visas and Immigration

Nick Jordan | Posted 21.11.2011 | UK Universities & Education
Nick Jordan

In August this year the Home Secretary Theresa May announced a raft of legislative proposals that would form another front in the Government's campaign to reduce the total number of immigrants entering the UK.