‘The sooner you go home the better’: is this the UK’s message to international students? | Education

With universities in the UK facing significant threats to their finances, international students and their higher fees are likely to be more important than ever. The prime minister’s review of post-18 education is widely expected to recommend a cut to home tuition fees next month. Meanwhile, vice-chancellors are braced for a major blow from Brexit, with European student numbers and research funding likely to be hit. But after years of tough talking on immigration, how do we shore up this…

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Birmingham University in row over ‘racist’ treatment of non-EU staff | Education

The University of Birmingham has been criticised over plans to more strictly enforce immigration controls for international staff, with unions and campaigners accusing it of pursuing draconian and discriminatory monitoring of non-EU academics. This week, the university issued guidelines stating that non-EU staff will be required to “record their attendance in the new system each day, by completing a time card. At the end of the week their line manager, will be required to validate the time card.” The briefing…

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