Britain’s decision to enforce its new points-based student visa regime from October is a promising move for Indian student numbers.
Reports of Indian students enrolled at UK universities struggling with fees and basic necessities amid the coronavirus lockdown could adversely impact the recent upward swing in Indians applying to study in the UK.
Indian students remain on course to take up their courses at UK universities from later this year despite the disruptions caused by the coronavirus lockdown.
Leading universities across the UK have reached out to their Indian alumni, whether still in the UK or at home in India, to get in touch with their university support services if they need help during the coronavirus lockdown. Even as the Indian government’s Vande Bharat Mission enters the second phase of repatriation of stranded Indian students in the UK, many still face a long wait before they can either fly home or they are able to resume their classes. Vivienne [...]
UK education sector experts lay out the various aspects that the new British government should focus on in order to maintain the country’s pole position in attracting talented students from around the world. The to-do list of a new Prime Minister must always look daunting. For Boris Johnson, Brexit will be adding an extra layer of complexity to an already intimidating catalogue of priorities. One such priority must be to strengthen the UK’s global relationships as we develop our place [...]
The President of the UK Council for International Student Affairs, outlines why it is imperative for Britain to formulate a long-term strategy for retaining international students. When I first arrived in Britain, it was known as the sick man of Europe—a country that had lost an empire and found no real purpose, a has-been. The City of London was a closed shop; prejudice was rife. In fact, I was told by my family and friends in India, ‘If you decide [...]
A leading sector champion explains why UK university chiefs are calling for a new visa making it easier for Indian students to work in the UK after their studies. When Malav Sanghavi came to the UK from India to study at Imperial College London he was focused on his academic and career ambitions, rather than any bureaucratic hurdles. While studying, Malav unlocked a passion for entrepreneurship and started businesses around the low-cost baby incubator and artificial limb smart sockets he [...]
Discounting foreign students from migrant calculations will greatly benefit the British economy. India is a country of over 1.3 billion people, over half of whom are aged 25 and under. The UK-India partnership must benefit the youth of India if it is going to reach its full potential. To achieve this, the UK’s higher education sector must play a leading role in building that bond between the UK and India and any prospective trade deal must include concessions on the [...]