NUS responds to Brexit report's support for international students
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The National Union of Students has responded to its recommendation being adopted into the Education Select Committee's Brexit report. The report is an inquiry into the impact of the UK voting to leave the European Union on universities and higher education. It adds to the calls made in Parliament for international students to be removed from net migration targets. Net migration is the difference between people immigrating to a country and people emigrating from the same country during the year. In its report the Education Committee has said: “International students should be removed from the net migration target. "The Government’s refusal to do so is putting at risk the higher education sector’s share of the international student market. "Removing international students from the target would be a simple way to offset some of the risks from leaving the European Union.” Lina Dobreva, the vice president for education at the University of Sunderland, said: "I would be supportive of the idea (of removing international students from the net migration target.
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