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UCU calls for international students to be taken out of migration figures

11 September 2018 | last updated: 18 September 2018

UCU today rejected a call for international students to be kept in net migration figures.

The union said international students made an enormous contribution both educationally and economically and the Migration Advisory Committee report had missed an opportunity to send a clear message to the rest of the world that the UK remained open for business and welcomed international students.

UCU general secretary, Sally Hunt, said: 'International students make an enormous contribution to UK higher education both educationally and economically. This report is a missed opportunity for us to send a message to the rest of the world saying that the UK is open for business and welcomes international students.'