The RSE welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Migration Advisory Committee’s (MAC) call for evidence on the impact of international students in the UK. This response highlights key factors that must be considered when discussing immigration policy in the UK, not only in the context of the higher education sector, but also when considering the economic and social wellbeing of the UK.
The response stresses the importance of taking into consideration the circumstances in devolved nations as well as the UK as a whole. As a result, it has called on the UK Government to remove students from its net migration targets and to reintroduce the post-study work visa.
Professor David Cole-Hamilton