New Migration Regimes and Higher Education

DSC_2099As part of our HEIF5 programme, LSE London held two events (December 2012 Roundtable & March 2013 Seminar) that identified some of the most important issues linking migration and the Higher Education sector in the current political and economic environment – a number of which were of real concern for the health of the London labour and education markets. Since the first one (December 2012), new and important changes to the UK migration regime have taken place or have been proposed. The aim of this seminar was to bring together a range of expert speakers variously involved in the Higher Education sector to address these changes and their accumulating impacts. They discussed the current relationship between migration and higher education in terms of staff and student numbers, university finances, student experience, international outreach and the business sector.

Recent impacts of student immigration policy on recruitment objectives: A King’s view
Ian Creagh
College Secretary and Head of Administration, King’s College London

Impacts of migration controls on Postgraduates: Survey Results
Dr. Paresh Shah
London Higher

An update on issues facing HE institutions and students with Tier 4 visas: implications for the sector on current Immigration Bill
Julie Allen
International Student Immigration Service, LSE

One Year On: Challenges and Progress in Campaigning for Immigration Reform for International Students
Daniel Stevens
International Students Officer, National Union of Students

A business perspective on migration, HE and UK growth
Sinead Lawrence
Senior Policy Adviser, CBI, Employment and Skills

CW IG and MH