30 August 2012

million+ response to UKBA’s decision on London Metropolitan University’s license to sponsor visas

million+, the university think-tank, has criticised the UK Borders Agency’s (UKBA) decision today to revoke London Metropolitan University’s ‘Highly Trusted Status’ for sponsoring international students. Current international students at the university will have 60 days to find another sponsor.

Pam Tatlow, Chief Executive of the university think-tank million+, said: “The UKBA has played fast and loose with the international reputation of the UK’s world class higher education system. It now needs to make sure that no student misses out, whether they have already started their course or were planning to start in the autumn.”

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Notes to editors:

  1. million+ is a leading university think-tank, working to solve the complex problems in higher education www.millionplus.ac.uk. For more information please contact Drew Lindon on 0207 717 1655 or 07900 277819.
  2. London Metropolitan University has set up a help centre to support and advise students. The number is +44 (0) 20 7133 4141.