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English test scandal: what on earth is going on in the Home Office?

In 2014 the Home Office revoked 35,000 international student’s visas for allegedly cheating on their English language test after a BBC Panorama documentary. Many former students believe that they have…

The Russell Group scandal: what’s going on?

The Sunday Times has released a report which shows that UK universities are enrolling international students for lower grades and more money. The report found 15 top Russell Group universities…

Immigration Health Surchage to increase for student visas

The Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) will go up from a price of £470 to £776 per year for students who are required to have a student visa to stay in…

UK Universities spend millions to secure international students

In 2023, UK Universities spent £28 millions on scholarship programme agents fees to attract international students. According to data gathered by the Observer from the universities of the UK that…

Students Alerted over LinkedIn Phishing Scam

The University of Edinburgh has warned all University email account users of an attempted phishing attack made through the University’s email service. According to an emailed statement to all staff…

Changes to international travel rules announced

The Scottish Government has announced significant changes to the international travel rules in Scotland. The changes aim to simplify the travelling process whilst maintaining control of covid-19 cases. The amber…

Scottish vaccine passports create confusion for English and international students

Edinburgh’s large non-Scottish student population are facing confusion as the imminent coronavirus vaccine passport scheme appears not to recognise covid-19 vaccines administered outside of Scotland. From 1 October in Scotland,…

The societies that welcomed me

Will I make friends? Will I find where I fit in? Will I be lonely? These are all questions that run through Freshers’ minds in the months leading up to…