What should we do with International Students and is China taking over?
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In order to stay and work in the UK after graduation an international student has four months to apply for a Visa and get a job paying at least £20,800 per year. Although the number of international students in the UK was growing it is now not as fast as the growth in students going to countries like Canada or Australia who both have a more welcoming visa system. Should we create a more welcoming visa system? Are the UK Universities becoming financially dependant on overseas students? Will demand continue to increase and what about the future of online courses instead of physically coming to the UK? What impact will COVID-19 have on International student numbers? How does the more recent Chinese influence / involvement into the British Education system impact us? What are the benefits and risks of such involvement / investment and should the government intervene to control this? What should we do with International Students?
Naz Panju MPhil is the Director of a UK company - BCIE Ltd. who are the leading education consultancy that recruits International students from West Africa and South-East Asia into Universities in the UK, USA, Australia and Canada. They have been in operation for over 20 years and understand the needs and market forces that determine where International students choose to study. Naz has a background in Computer Science and worked at a FTSE 100 company in London for years. She then completed a MPhil with the University of Cambridge. She is currently the Conservative Policy Forum Coordinator in South West Hertfordshire. She is also leading a Branch of the Conservatives Women's Organisation and is actively supporting more women to join politics.