London Metropolitan University wins reprieve in student visa row

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A high court judge has ordered that more than 1,000 international students at London Metropolitan University should be allowed to start their courses on Monday pending the outcome of a legal battle over their future.

But Mr Justice Irwin refused to quash the home secretary’s decision to suspend the university’s licence to sponsor overseas students, saying that it should not be able to recruit a fresh wave of students in January until the matter has been settled legally. The judge granted permission for the university to launch a full-scale legal challenge to the revocation of its highly trusted status by the UK Border Agency (UKBA) to sponsor international students on 29 August.

 

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