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Travellers have been warned to expect delays on arrival at UK ports and airports on Thursday as hundreds of immigration and customs officers are due to join a public sector strike.
This week the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) launched their consultation with the sector on the proposed arrangements for Tier 4 Educational Oversight inspections. The consultation will run until 15 July.
Around 25 MPs from constituencies all over the country took part in a wide-ranging Commons debate on student visa changes.
Private higher education colleges are at risk of being put out of business as a result of visa changes which prevent their students from doing part-time work, a think-tank has warned.CentreForum says that private colleges are put at "a major disadvantage" by the Government's visa changes, which allow students of state universities and colleges to work for up to 20 hours a week but bar those in private institutions from doing the same.
Towards the end of last month English UK welcomed 13 agents from Central Asia, the Caucasus, other former Soviet Union countries and Russia to our Spring Inward Mission. This mission was both our first trip to Scotland and our first joint activity with two of our newest formed geographical groups, English UK Scotland and English UK London.
New Tier 4 rules were laid before Parliament yesterday, these cover changes from 4th July 2011.
The effects of the Government's intention to dramatically cut the number of international student visas was the subject of a report and wide-ranging discussion on BBC2's Newsnight.
The UK Border Agency has published clarification of English language requirements for Tier 4 sponsors and students.
Tony Millns told the annual conference that the Government's target of closing up to a thousand private colleges risks causing great reputational damage to the rest of the sector. However, there were still helpful trends for the UK sector, including the exchange rate.