The UK leading on student satisfaction

09-12-2015 by University World News

The United Kingdom is the global leader in high-quality undergraduate education for international students. According to a recent study by the UK Higher Education International Unit, international undergraduate students rate the UK number one for student satisfaction ahead of the United States, Canada, Australia, Germany and New Zealand. The UK, the study shows, "excels in teaching and learning".
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Robert Gordon University revokes Donald Trump's honorary degree

12-12-2015 by The Independent

Robert Gordon University, or RGU, in Aberdeen has revoked Donald Trump's honorary degree which the university awarded in 2010 after the US presidential front runner made controversial remarks about Muslims in statements during his campaign, writes Aftab Ali for The Independent. Trump had been awarded a Doctor of Business Administration (Hon DBA) at the university in October 2010.
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Free Online University for Refugees

21-10-2015 by Student World Online

ISNUK is proud to be representing in the UK Kiron University, a free online university set up specifically for refugee students. Refugee students in the UK are usually classed as international students and are as such required to pay international student fees. However, through Kiron, this expense will no longer be necessary. ISNUK is helping to raise funds to support refugee students in the UK.
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Migration 'double game' can't last

04-09-2015 by University World News

In an article for University World News, Simon Marginson, professor of international higher education at the UCL Institute of Education, University College London, says that migration has spooked the UK government. He notes that this government is "an uneasy alliance of cosmopolitan business in the City of London with old-fashioned patriotism and parochialism". It is no wonder that migration...
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NUS students protest against the Home Office on International Migrants Day last December. Photograph: Alamy/The Guardian

The Government's New Rules for International Students: A Guide

29-07-2015 by The Guardian

International students in the UK are having a tough time. Their plight has been made worse by the home secretary's recent announcement of changes to the immigration rules.
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Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, VC University of Cambridge

Cambridge VC warns that UK universities at risk from 'ill-informed' immigration debate

02-07-2015 by Times Higher Education Supplement

The VC of Cambridge University has warned that UK universities are at risk from 'ill-informed' immigration debate. Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, VC of Cambridge, warns that the Conservatives' goal to cut net migration is driven by a "negative account of immigration".
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Survey finds that Overseas Students work hardest

25-06-2015 by Times Higher Education Supplement

A recent study by the Higher Education Policy Institute, published on June 25, 2015, found that respondents were generally positive about the contribution of international undergraduates and lecturers to UK universities. The study suggests that more than half of undergraduates believe that international students work harder than British students.
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Almost 20,000 students told to leave or were refused entry, while over 900 were detained.  Source: REX/THES

Overseas Student Numbers Hit by Visa Crackdown

04-06-2015 by Times Higher Education Supplement

More than 19,000 international students were told to leave the UK in the past year, or were barred from entering the country. This came as a result of the government’s crackdown on allegations of language qualification fraud and the suspension of oversears recruitment at three universities and dozens of colleges in June 2014.
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Students in UK transnational programmes are not receiving employability training required by the quality assurance agency

Transnational programmes found 'lacking' in employability training

04-06-2015 by Times Higher Education Supplement

According to a recent study by the Higher Education Academy, UK universities are failing to offer employability training to students enrolled on transnational programmes as required by the quality assurance agency.
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Photo: UK Home Office

Border Checks Introduced at all UK Borders

23-04-2015 by the Pie News

A pledge made by the UK Government in 2010 in 2010 has been fulfilled by introducing exit checks to monitor people leaving the country. This has been done in a move to control immigration and prevent overstaying. Passengers leaving the UK on scheduled commercial international air, sea and rail routes through any airport or port are subject to the checks starting on 8 April 2015.
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