Changing lives for good

From our Chief Executive
06 December 2017

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Immigration issues There was a modicum of good news in the latest visa statistics (for the year ending end of September) which showed, apparently, an 8% increase in all student visas issued a 6% increase in those issued to universit...

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The MAC Inquiry - prepare to submit all the evidence you have

From our Chief Executive
01 November 2017

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There is only one subject I want to cover this month (but an extraordinarily important one) and that is the Inquiry by the Migration Advisory Committee into International Students, to chart out how we, with you, might develop and submit evidence a...

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Your September 2017 update from Dominic Scott

From our Chief Executive
20 September 2017

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Visa delays Probably the most pressing concern over the last month or so has been the very extensive reports of visa delays in a whole range of countries (with much media coverage in Hong Kong and even a petition in India) with large numbers of s...

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Summer time has come

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Summer time has come – but just before you go……. I realise (or it seems) as if many colleagues (and most of government) have now escaped on leave but for those who are still ‘toiling in the vineyard’ just a few, brief...

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Elections, prizes and awards

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Dear member Elections. Prizes and Awards: who will be the winners? Elections come and elections go – and we are even in the midst of an election for our Board of Trustees – but whatever the result of ‘the big one’ (and bef...

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Your April/May 2017 update from Dominic Scott: Government affairs - and the UKCISA Conference

From our Chief Executive
26 April 2017

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Dear member Government Affairs In March I wrote extensively about the amendment to the Higher Education and Research Bill – which would essentially take international students out of the net migration target – and by the time you rea...

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Your March 2017 update from Dominic Scott: Lords speak up for international students

From our Chief Executive
16 March 2017

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Dear member House of Lords victory on international students I am writing only briefly and largely just on one subject this month with the hugely encouraging news that there was this week a cracking debate in the House of Lords when speaker after...

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Your February 2017 update from Dominic Scott

From our Chief Executive
16 February 2017

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Dear member Home Office Consultation I said in December that we were about to see launched the Home Office consultation which Home Secretary Amber Rudd announced in October and then last month I said there was still no sign of it and here we are ...

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Your January 2017 update from Dominic Scott

From our Chief Executive
12 January 2017

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Dear Member No news is good news?! Home Office Consultation – and other issues I was expecting this month to be talking about the Consultation announced by Home Secretary Amber Rudd in her speech to the Conservative Party conference in Octob...

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November blog from Chief Executive

From our Chief Executive
17 November 2016

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‘A postcard from Delhi’ – and other issues Dear Colleague It has been a pretty frenetic last few weeks with an important meeting of the Home Office’s Education Sector Forum at the end of October - the first chaired...

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