We should be proud that many of the brightest and best students from around the world choose to study in the UK, rather than taking it for granted – and government policy and the approach it takes to international students should reflect this.
We are showing the Home Office the yellow card – and calling on them to improve their treatment of those students from across the world who choose to study here – in particular by calling on them to work with NUS, UUK and UKBA to establish a code of conduct setting out basic standards in working with international students.
Join our campaign today by writing to the Home Secretary to call for a more positive, coherent and consistent approach to international students.
We are concerned that the poor treatment of international students – both in the form of harsh conditions on studying in the UK and the poor service provided by the Home Office’s agencies - reflects the government’s stated aim to reduce net migration from the “hundreds of thousands to the tens of thousands”.
We are therefore also calling on the government to remove international students from net migration statistics. Let’s stop treating international students as a political football!
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