Monthly Archives: February 2011

Universities face second blow

Sam George assesses the impact of changing visa regulations on British universities and the wider economy. Student visa reform is on the cards. Given that he is a PPE graduate from Balliol, I am rather surprised that Immigration Minister Damien … Continue reading

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Yorkshire looking abroad for student income

MOST Yorkshire universities want to expand their international recruitment to boost income when the new tuition fees system is brought in despite the threat of tighter rules being imposed over who will be allowed into the country to study. Higher … Continue reading

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Student Nursing dream fades for Filipinos as UK jobs dry up

Tony Blair’s NHS boost prompted a wave of nurse training in the Philippines. But thousands have been left stranded writes Sarah Boseley of the Guardian. Just over 10 years ago, in a major speech to a nursing conference in Brighton, … Continue reading

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Christchurch: Heartbreak as search stops

Christchurch – The smoking ruin of a six-storey building may be all that remained on Wednesday of the dreams of dozens of Asian students who had travelled to New Zealand to learn English. Reduced to a heap of broken masonry … Continue reading

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Could international money transfers help overseas students?

International money transfers could help British students who are on degree courses abroad. Vincenzo Raimo, director of Nottingham University’s international office, told the Telegraph that around 22,000 British students are currently studying abroad. This represents approximately 1.7 per cent of … Continue reading

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What’s My Competitive Advantage?

Call me dorky, but every once in a while I learn something in a business class that I want to apply to my personal life immediately. I had one of those moments a couple of weeks ago in my business … Continue reading

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The ins and outs of student immigration

An industry with export earnings of over £5bn per year – and predictions that it will be one of our biggest exports in 20 years’ time – you presume, would be one any Government would strive to protect. But the … Continue reading

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