Education news: 470 colleges lose foreign student licences

Fascinating story from the excellent Dominic Casciani on how many colleges have been barred from accepting non-EU students following a Border Agency crackdown:

“Earlier this year, tighter rules were introduced on student visas, primarily aimed at private colleges offering language or vocational courses.

“The UK Border Agency investigated more than 100 colleges after officials recorded a spike in applications from South Asia, shortly before language rules were tightened.

“Staff at [one] college tried to avoid an inspection by claiming they were refurbishing the building. Investigators learnt the management were actually hiding inside with the lights turned off.”

About Paul Bradshaw

Founder of Help Me Investigate. I'm a visiting professor at City University London's School of Journalism, and run an MA in Online Journalism at Birmingham City University. I publish the Online Journalism Blog, and am the co-author of the Online Journalism Handbook and Magazine Editing (3rd edition). I have a particular interest in Freedom of Information and data journalism.
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