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NUS responds to UUK call for 2 year visa

Monday 3 September 2018

NUS International Students' Officer, Yinbo Yu responds to Universities UK call for new visa for international students ahead of their annual conference.

NUS International Students’ Officer Yinbo Yu said:

“NUS is pleased to see Universities UK calling for a two year work visa for international students. It is an issue we have campaigned on since the post study work visa was scrapped in 2012. We know these restrictive visa controls are putting international students off UK universities and believe it is a key step to making them feel welcomed in the UK again.

However it is clear the immigration system requires a complete overhaul, with international students removed from immigration legislation altogether. We must show that our global education system is protected post-Brexit and make clear that international students are not unwelcome visitors.”