The student visa system: principles to reform

18 July 2019

Universities UK, GuildHE, MillionPlus, the Russell Group, University Alliance and UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) have identified five principles that should underpin the design of the new student visa route and several actions that must be taken to achieve this reform.

These actions include improving the international student experience, reducing the administrative burden and increasing reliability, transparency and accountability of the immigration system.


Universities UK's response to announcement on new points-based immigration system

19 February 2020
UUK's response to Government announcement on new points-based immigration system.

New poll shows overwhelming support for an immigration system based on skills

10 December 2019
​A new poll has revealed that 80% of British adults agree that the UK's immigration system should allow scientists, academics and their support staff to work in this country at any stage of their career.


Brexit day is here; but where next for the UK's immigration system?

31 January 2020
On the day that the UK leaves the European Union, UUK's Karmjit Kaur sets out what immigration reforms are needed to ensure the system is fit for purpose.

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General election 2019: skills, jobs and opportunity

11 November 2019
UUK's Karmjit Kaur on the policies that all parties should commit to, to ensure UK universities remain a global success story.