Major new UKCISA-supported report published on international students

06 November 2018


Chaired by Lord Bilimoria and Paul Blomfield MP, the All-Party Parliamentary Group for International Students led an inquiry to evaluate the wider impact of international students and consider how the UK can maximise and increase the benefits of international students.

The report launched today calls for education institutions, local government and local business to come together to attract, plan for, support and integrate international students in the local community.

UKCISA chief executive Dominic Scott said:

This report completes the trio with the Migration Advisory Committee’s and the Higher Education Commission’s in recent months but adds a new dimension embracing not just HE but also FE, schools and ELT. And should provide a very credible and convincing case for a new international strategy should ministers now agree to take that forward. We supported the report’s production and are delighted to see such clear and compelling recommendations.

It gives a number of detailed recommendations for Government and universities, schools and colleges.

The APPG Secretariat has asked if those who can, could ensure their local MPs see a copy and use it as an opportunity to brief them on the benefits of international students to their regions.

View the full report and recommendations at ExedUK. You can also read Lord Bilimoria's opinion piece in the Guardian.