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UCU responds to international student visa announcement

11 September 2019 | last updated: 17 September 2019

The University and College Union (UCU) has today responded to the reintroduction of two year post-study work visas for international students by calling on the government to ensure the UK remains attractive to international talent.

UCU general secretary Jo Grady said: 'The reintroduction of post-study work visas for international students is long overdue and something that UCU and others across the sector have been calling for for years. Scrapping these visas in 2012 did untold damage to our international reputation and potentially deterred students from coming to study and work in the UK. The government must ensure that the UK remains an attractive place for people from across the globe to study and work, especially given the continuing uncertainty around Brexit.'

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