Sector News

Published: 10 September 2012

Here are some of the stories which have been hitting the headlines from the HE sector

Over the past few weeks some sections of the media have reported that students from Scotland were “losing out” to applicants from south of the border, or overseas. This is not the case. There are more Scottish students entering university in Scotland this session than ever before - and that is also the position here at the University of Glasgow.   And as the Principal outlines in his podcast, we are also working hard to engage with prospective students from less affluent backgrounds. The success of our Top-Up and Reach programmes has been applauded and widely welcomed by the press, student leaders and the Scottish Government

The other significant sector story was the decision made by the UK Border Agency to revoke London Metropolitan University’s Highly Trusted Sponsor licence to admit and teach international students.  It would not be appropriate to comment on this individual case, but the University of Glasgow is proud that 3,500 students from more than 100 countries have chosen to study here. Our primary concern is the education and well being of these students, who add much to the rich cultural, social and educational mix of our campus. We work closely with the UK government and our international students to ensure that all the legal obligations in relation to visas are met and that the university’s Highly Trusted Sponsor status is maintained, and we want to reaffirm that we will always be welcoming and supportive to those from other parts of the world who choose to study at our university.

First published: 10 September 2012

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