Tony Millns, chief executive of English UK, took part in a press conference with other sector bodies such as Universities UK, UKCISA, Study UK and the National Union of Students, regarding the government's plans to review Tier 4 of the Points Based System and raise English langauge requirements. The press conference took place at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre on Wednesday 26 January.
To view a recording of the press conference, please click here.
In a BBC News article published on 27 January 2011, Tony Millns was quoted as saying that the planned raising of the required language level would rule out 70-80% of students who currently study foundation courses.
He also said: "International student fees subsidise home student places, they keep courses and sometimes whole departments open. In some universities, where more than 60% of students are not home students, they are vital to the survival of institutions," he said.
Click here to read the BBC news item.
Click here to read a similar article, which was published in the Guardian.