Following recent delays the UK Border Force is recruiting an additional 70 staff at Heathrow Airport to deal with long queues, Immigration Minister Damian Green has told MPs. He said recruitment for new staff at Terminal 2, due to open in 2014, was being brought forward so they would be available for the post-Olympic UK traveller and student arrival period. A post-Games rush is expected when tens of thousands of overseas students arrive in the UK for the new academic year.
UK Universities will lose billions of pounds unless the coalition urgently abandons new immigration rules for overseas students, campuses across the country have warned. Universities UK, which represents 134 higher education institutions, is writing to the prime minister urging him to rethink recent changes to the student visa system, the Guardian reports. UK Universities also depend financially on these students – some charge non-EU students more than four times as much as home students. One has already reported it has seen applications from non-EU students drop by 40% this year.
He first came to Britain as a student in 2000, but then illegally gained a work permit in 2004 after claiming he was employed by a sham company…
The Canadian government will launch a new “start-up” visa to attract foreign entrepreneurs and business people to migrate to Canada as part of a new economic strategy, the Telegraph reports this week.
“Right now, there’s competition for talent, a talent war, going on. That’s not healthy. Instead, there should be better planning. Both sides should be facilitating the movement of talent – if Canada lacks nurses and China has [extra] nurses, then China should facilitate nurses going to Canada.”
The Financial Times asks if the next generation of world leaders, like Manmohan Singhs, Benazir Bhutto and Bill Clinton, will be educated in the UK? Britain’s world-class universities explain why the UK is the most popular destination for international students after the US.
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