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Universities ‘face financial challenges ahead’

UK universities face years of financial challenge following changes to funding, to the recruitment of overseas students and higher fees, a report warns. Government changes to higher education could impact on the UK’s skilled workforce and economic growth, warns the group Universities UK (UUK). UUK says a volatile economic climate...
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Ministers to woo Latin American students

Two British ministers are mounting a charm offensive in Latin America to try to attract potential students to come to universities in the UK. Business Secretary Vince Cable and universities minister David Willetts travel to the emerging economies of Brazil, Mexico and Colombia on Monday. UK universities have seen big...
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Leading music college loses border licence

A music college whose former pupils include Leona Lewis and Goldie has had its licence to sponsor non-EU students revoked by the UK Border Agency (UKBA). International students on diploma courses at Point Blank Music School in north London must find a new sponsor for their studies or leave the...
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UK net migration falls by a third-BBC

Net migration to the UK fell by a third in the year ending June 2012, compared with the previous 12 months, the latest immigration figures show. The Office for National Statistics said 163,000 more people came to live in the UK for 12 months or more than had left, compared...
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Migrants with no medical insurance ‘won’t get NHS care’: Minister’s tough stance on new influx from the East

Migrants from Romania and Bulgaria who travel to Britain without a job are to be told they must have private medical insurance to prevent the NHS becoming an ‘international health service’. Immigration minister Mark Harper told the Daily Mail that limiting access to free healthcare is seen as key to...
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Immigration crackdown deterring foreign students, says universities chief

The government’s increasingly tough rhetoric around immigration is threatening to deter thousands of the best international students from studying at UK universities and undermine the multibillion-pound market in foreign students, according to the head of the group that represents British universities. Nicola Dandridge, chief executive of Universities UK, said the...
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UKBA offers important concessions to threatened London Met students

The UKBA has announced a set of important concessions to international students at London Metropolitan University who have been threatened with the loss of residence status by the decision to withdrawn highly trusted sponsors status to the institution’s authorities. Under existing rules over 2000 international students were threatened with removal...
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Sixth-formers pay up to £350 to cheat university admissions system

Sixth-formers are paying up to £350 for personal statements written by graduates to help them cheat the university admissions procedure, an Observer investigation has discovered. Dozens of companies are advertising on the internet, offering to write students’ personal statements for their entrance forms, although the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service...
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