At the recent meeting organised by Pupil’s Rights, and facilitated by JCWI, we were delighted to have been joined by barrister, Edward Nicholson from No. 5 Chambers. Whilst students spoke about the immigration and other problems they were encountering as a result of revocation of licences of their colleges, Edward spoke about his pending, and very interesting legal challenges on behalf of New London College – these have implications for the lawfulness of the sponsorship regime. Continue reading
Category Archives: Students
While these scams undoubtedly take place, the reality for many students is brutal and costly, with education being denied, and students being left vastly out of pocket. There are few, if any, articles in the mainstream media which recognise that students at closed international colleges are the victims of such events. Continue reading
As the Coalition Government continues in its reckless pursuit of cutting immigration, young people are getting a disproportionately raw deal from the policy twists and turns emanating from the Home Office. In the past few weeks we have witnessed the collapse of the curb on young married couples obtaining visas to live in the UK, but that has been the only bright star in a dark and gloomy sky. Continue reading
450 colleges had their ‘trusted sponsor’ status revoked in the past year. This affects around 11,000 overseas students. Much is being said in the media about the immigration abuses of student visas, but the coverage forgets the real victims of this headline figure – the students. Continue reading
Business education has been significantly impacted as a result of the Student Immigration Consultation, with many business schools already reporting declining numbers of applications and enrolments compared with this time last year.
When the Association of MBAs—the worldwide accreditation body for postgraduate business degrees—first contacted its 47 accredited UK member schools in late 2010 to gauge reactions to the consultation, we were overwhelmed by the volume and degree of concern expressed across the board. Almost 90% signed our open letter to the press and Parliament arguing that, if implemented, the government’s plans would have a serious impact on the competitiveness, finances and reputation of UK business schools and the wider economy. Continue reading
University Vice Chancellors, campaigners, politicians and economists have all pointed to the adverse effects on the UK’s economy that restrictions on overseas students would have. Professor Eric Thomas, VC of Bristol University has spoken out against the curbs saying the overseas students provide an important income stream for his university.
The Home Secretary today mainly targetted further education, and private colleges in her restrictions on student visas.
In her announcement today, Theresa May revealed that: Continue reading
From the cross-party consensus “broadly supportive of the Governments’ policy of reducing immigration”, the Home Affairs Committee today calls for restraint in the more severe restrictions lined up for overseas students. Continue reading