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Prime Minister has ‘agreed to keep Graduate Route’ – Report

Prime Minister has ‘agreed to keep Graduate Route’ – Report

UNITED KINGDOM Prime Minister Rishi Sunak appears to have accepted the recommendation of the independent review of the politically charged Graduate Route that the United Kingdom government should leave the post-study work visa scheme in its current form. The route allows international students to stay in the UK for two years after graduation to try...

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Leave the Graduate Route as it is, MAC tells government

Leave the Graduate Route as it is, MAC tells government

UNITED KINGDOM An independent review of the politically charged Graduate Route, which allows international students to stay in the United Kingdom for two years after graduation to try to find work, has recommended that the government leave the post-study work visa scheme in its current form. The review by the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) was...

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What went wrong with international education in the UK?

What went wrong with international education in the UK?

UNITED KINGDOM Commentating on the state of international education in the United Kingdom since 2019 resembles something akin to a slow-motion car crash as post-study work visas, hailed as essential for the sustained growth of international student recruitment, have become the sector’s de facto crutch in the absence of a strategy to support international graduates’...

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Youth mobility impasse reveals UK’s divide and rule tactics

Youth mobility impasse reveals UK’s divide and rule tactics

UNITED KINGDOM-EUROPE University World News has reported on the swift and negative response of both the United Kingdom Labour Party, which sees itself as the government in waiting, and the ruling Conservative Party to the latest ideas of the European Commission on a mobility plan to enable UK and EU citizens in the 18-30 age...

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50+ universities cut jobs as overseas students stay away

50+ universities cut jobs as overseas students stay away

UNITED KINGDOM More than 50 British universities have confirmed academic job losses as a volatile market for international student recruitment and stalled growth in income from home students forces higher education bosses to scrap or slim down less popular academic programmes, with arts and humanities bearing the brunt. While most UK universities reported surpluses in...

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UK snubs EC bid to negotiate EU-UK deal on study mobility

UK snubs EC bid to negotiate EU-UK deal on study mobility

UNITED KINGDOM-EUROPE The European Commission (EC) announced on Thursday that it is seeking permission from the European Council to open talks with the United Kingdom on a new arrangement that would allow greater freedom of movement for 18- to 30-year-olds to work and study. The initiative would open the way to restoring freedom of movement...

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New Brexit travel hope for under 30s as EU plan to relax visa rules in the works

New Brexit travel hope for under 30s as EU plan to relax visa rules in the works

BRUSSELS – British under-30s could soon find it easier to study, work and live in European Union countries, and vice versa, under plans unveiled by the European Commission on Thursday that aim to restore some freedoms lost under Brexit. The Commission on Thursday proposed opening talks with the UK on “an agreement to facilitate youth...