• Ashley Norman, Tijen Ahmet and Angharad Aspinall discussed how universities can balance conflicting demands on higher education institutions in 2024.

    The government’s pledge to reduce net migration has introduced significant measures, including restricting international students from coming to the UK. 

    On the other hand, commitment to the International Education Strategy (2019), aims to increase the numbers of international students studying in the UK to 600,000 per year by 2030. However despite this commitment, recent immigration measures effective from 2024 means a balancing of these two conflicting commitments will bring challenges for the Higher Education sector.

    Restrictions on family members joining students, switching into work routes and visa fee increases are likely to impact on the attractiveness of the UK as a destination for international students. In addition, under new plans to increase minimum salary threshold by over 60% in spring 2024, Universities will face further challenges with recruitment of skilled academics who may no longer qualify for sponsorship under the new regime.


    This recording will be relevant to anyone in the higher education sector with responsibility for HR, immigration, visas, recruitment and international students.

    This was the second session in our higher education spring 2024 webinar series. 

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