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International students turn from UK amid tighter visa restrictions

A major survey has highlighted the increasing number of international students actively rejecting UK universities, identifying harsh post-study work options as the main reason. The Hobsons International Student Survey found that 32 per cent of the 45,000 prospective international students questioned had decided to study elsewhere after looking at, or applying to, a UK university. […]

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EUSA sponsors petition for university action on visas

Edinburgh University Students Association (EUSA) have sponsored a petition calling for greater university support for post-study work visas for international students. The petition, drafted by International Students Group Convener Constantine Ivanis and directed at the University of Edinburgh, asks for a stronger institutional stance on the reinstatement of university-sponsored work visas for non-EU international graduates. […]