Calls to Remove International Students from Net Migration Target Figures

A former Conservative adviser has suggested that foreign students should be removed from government targets aimed at reducing net migration; as including them increases the risks of damaging UK universities, by forcing foreign talent to other countries.

The former adviser, who has also suggested that the Home Office should be obliged to share responsibility for student migration with other government departments; and that politicians should strengthen protection for international students, was speaking following the results of a recent survey.

The survey involved prospective Conservative candidates, and found that 70 percent believe that the UK should recruit all legitimate foreign students; and not just the brightest and best.

Additional results from the survey also suggested that three quarters of participants believe that international students should be removed from net migration targets; although 80 percent agreed that foreign students should not automatically be allowed to stay in the UK to work, following their studies.

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