A timely poll has been undertaken by Universities UK ahead of the debate in the House of Commons on the Higher Education Bill on the perception of international students by the British public.
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A key finding of the poll is that the majority of the British public would like to see the same number or more international students:
- Only 26% of the British public think of international students as immigrants when thinking about Government immigration policy.
- Two thirds (64%) of British adults think international students have a positive impact on the local economies of the towns and cities in which they study.
- Three quarters (75%) of the British public also believe that international students should be allowed to work in the UK for a fixed time after they have graduated, rather than returning immediately to their home country after completing their studies.
Read the full blog post on Universities UK webite.
Download the poll.