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Universities “relieved” the Graduate Route for international students has been retained

The UK Government has confirmed that the graduate route will remain in place for international students of all UK universities. Universities are relived to get this confirmation, although with a new package of measures against potential abuse.
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Universities “relieved” the Graduate Route for international students has been retained

The UK Government has today confirmed that the graduate route will remain in place for international students of all UK universities. The graduate route allows international students to remain in the UK upon graduation for two years (on average) after successful completing a relevant course in the UK. The UK Government had been expected to…

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Will Whitehorn: The importance of the graduate route to the UK

Published in The Times today, Will Whitehorn outlines the importance of the graduate route to the UK, determining that it should remain as it is. He highlights that the removal or reform of the graduate route would have a negative impact on university finances immediately, and a damaging impact on industry, on growth, on innovation…

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🆕Today we hosted our @ScotParl CPG on Colleges and Universities, focusing on the legacy of the pandemic on students in HE and FE.

👏A fantastic meeting with great insights from each speaker, highlighting the legacy of the pandemic at schools, colleges and universities.

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