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UK international education writes letter to Boris Johnson

Shortly after the election of the new Conservative government in the UK a group of seven British organisations involved in international education signed an open letter to the press outlining their position. Below is an extract outlining the key policy areas.

“We want the Government to build on its International Education Strategy, investing more to promote the diversity and breadth of UK education and grow our market share. We want to hear more warm words of welcome for all students and student travellers. We want an immigration and visa system which makes it as easy as possible to enjoy an educational experience here, ideally allowing our European friends to continue with ID card travel and to encourage growth from new markets around the world. We want the UK to benefit from students’ skills by allowing them to work while they’re here and when they graduate. And we want the Government to commit to continue with the EU’s Erasmus+ scheme which supports international learning.”

  • Emma Meredith, International Director, Association of Colleges
  • British Educational Travel Association
  • Sarah Cooper, Chief Executive, English UK
  • Alexander Proudfoot, Chief Executive, Independent Higher Education
  • Julie Robinson, Chief Executive, The Independent Schools Council
  • Anne Marie Graham, Chief Executive, UKCISA

Vivienne Stern, Chief Executive, Universities UK International

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Melanie Butler
Melanie Butler
Melanie started teaching EFL in Iran in 1975. She worked for the BBC World Service, Pearson/Longman and MET magazine before taking over at the Gazette in 1987 and also launching Study Travel magazine. Educated in ten schools in seven countries, she speaks fluent French and Spanish and rather rusty Italian.
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