Immigration and international students

A number of prominent creative individuals who have studied at UK institutions today published the following call to action in the Guardian: ‘Whatever the make-up of the next government, it must think again about the UK’s immigration policy.’ The letter goes on to say that, unless students – undergraduate and research students alike – are removed from net migration figures and provided with opportunities to remain in the country once they finish their degrees, ‘we risk losing a generation of talented individuals to our competitors’.

Chancellors, presidents and associates including John Hurt (Norwich University of the Arts) and John Rocha and Wayne Hemmingway (University for the Creative Arts) – both CREST Member institutions – have put their names to the appeal, as have Professor Christopher Frayling (Arts University Bournemouth), George Martin (Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts), Richard Eyre (Rose Bruford College) – and representatives from the Universities of Kingston, Leeds, Portsmouth and Sussex, the University of the Arts London, the Royal Institute of British Architects and the Tate and National Galleries.

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