When Amber Rudd recently announced that she would be continuing the purge of international students started by Theresa May, my heart sank. Brexit has already damaged universities and their ability to attract students and staff... To continue to include students in immigration targets would be to pursue an economically damaging, right wing ideology, based on dodgy evidence, against expert advice and without a mandate. Surely Brexit has enough of that already?
By now, most new students up and down the country have landed in a brand new city and are in the midst of Fresher's Week. The following few tips are...
While London is a big city, it is also a safe city. International students and their parents often wonder how safe it is to study in another country, so here is some information and a few tips to keep you safe while studying in London.
All things considered, I am no longer sure I want to stay. The only consideration keeping me here is last year's £18,000 university fee - it would really be a waste not to graduate. I can only hope that as Britons are confronted by a longer non-EU queue at Charles de-Gaulle's airport and the need to apply for a visa for a weekend break in Stockholm, these attitudes will change.
Moving to the UK is a big step in your life. You might already be familiar with some of the British culture and etiquette through television shows. ...
Students are strapped for cash - it's a fact of life. Yet spending a year abroad, an endeavour with the potential of burning some serious holes in your wallet, is as popular as ever. How does this add up?
In all likelihood, your year abroad will be a mixed bag of highs and lows. It will probably not be the worst year of your life, but not necessarily the best, either - and that's okay.
As a young British European, the European Union facilitated my own aspirations to study abroad and do more than my parents and sister could ever dream of for me. The value I have derived from spending 12 months in another country and knowing I was one of the first in my family to attempt doing so was an important part of my life, and it has been priceless for myself and other working-class students.
There seems to be an arrogance in the higher education sector too when it comes to how domestic and foreign students are treated- we seem to be under the impression that because we have such world-renowned institutions of learning that students will keep coming no matter how we treat them. Maybe they will, but perhaps they shouldn't - perhaps Britain doesn't deserve them.
It is time to recognise that there is a serious problem in the UK, in the treatment of international students. Indeed, after paying unregulated fees through the roof, non-EU international students face an increasingly impossible situation upon graduation.
International students who arrive in the US for the first time, students who are studying abroad in the US and visitors to the US for the Thanksgiving...
The Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education recently organized an event about the value of international students. My presentatio...
In 2011-12, the UK attracted 435,235 international students; 70% of which were from outside of the European Union. This makes the UK the number two country globally for welcoming international students, and continues to keep the UK's educational institutions at the forefront of global knowledge and innovation.
Yesterday, Theresa May made it clear how she and her government see migrants. By saying 'high migration made a cohesive society impossible', May proved it is an intolerant and hateful ideology that drives the government's immigration policy, rather than sensible and rational policy.
Get involved from the get go and you will have a valuable time here whilst being fully supported by your representatives. Our Student's Union is made by the students, for the students, and we can't wait to welcome you into the LSESU community.