Bloomberg Business: Cameron’s Immigration Clampdown Seen Hurting U.K. Universities

Chief Executive Maddalaine Ansell has been quoted in coverage by Bloomberg Business on the Government’s immigration policy.

In July, Business Secretary Sajid Javid called for those studying in Britain to lose the right to stay once they’ve finished their courses. The approach contrasts with that of Canada or Australia, where post-study routes to work are part of the offer to students.

“It has the potential to damage the competitiveness of the U.K.,” Ansell said in an interview, citing government rhetoric aimed at dissuading immigration as a cause for declining numbers of foreign students from India. “We rely on skills — particularly high-level skills — in order to compete internationally.”

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