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How do visa applications relate to student numbers?

23 February 2017
Eleanor Jubb, Policy Analyst at Universities UK, analyses the latest data on net migration and student visa applications.

UCAS applicant figures: factors behind the decline

2 February 2017
Eleanor Jubb, Policy Analyst at Universities UK, examines the reasons behind the decline in applications for Higher Education in the UK

HE Bill must protect a national asset

6 September 2016
The summer read of choice (or necessity) for much of the higher education sector this year has been the 110-page Higher Education and Research Bill, whose pre-summer recess passage through the Commons was somewhat overshadowed by the political fallout fro

Annual conference: university sector has much to discuss

5 September 2016
Tomorrow and Wednesday, Nottingham Trent University hosts Universities UK’s 2016 annual conference: an occasion when we put to one side our areas of competition – for students, staff, research grants, project investment and league table positions – and c

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On World Refugee Day, UK universities work together to help Syrian refugees

20 June 2016
In 2016 the founding principles ­of World Refugee Day – to commemorate 'the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees' – are more relevant than ever.

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International higher education in facts and figures

2 June 2016
Today, Universities UK and the International Unit publish International Higher Education in Facts and Figures 2016, a handy booklet with key stats on international students and higher education.

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The implications of Brexit on Irish higher education

1 March 2016
Ned Costello of the Irish Universities Association presents his take on the implications of a Brexit.

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A message from international students

15 December 2015
The views of thousands of international undergraduate students expressed in new research commissioned by the International Unit give the UK the highest satisfaction ratings amongst comparator countries.

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Global Indian talent: made in Britain

11 November 2015
A recent British Council event reminded us that #IndiaMatters. Yet, the reality in UK HE remains uncertain.

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The Home Secretary’s speech – the implications for international students

7 October 2015
From the universities’ perspective, we agree with the Home Secretary that care must be taken to ensure that students are genuine and that there is mechanisms in place to prevent overstaying.