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    Policy Win: Government adopts headline recommendations from HE Commission report

    A new joint strategy paper from the Departments for Education and International Trade has set an ambition to increase education exports to £35 billion and grow international HE student numbers to 600,000 by 2030. 

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    Research shows disadvantaged young people have to travel 12 times further than in affluent areas for degree apprenticeships

    Findings have been released by the Higher Education Commission which show that degree apprenticeships may be good in theory but they’re not delivering for small employers or disadvantaged students. This is despite over 99% of UK businesses being SMEs and previous government commitments to providing a ‘head start’ for young people.

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    This is a state school, but it is certainly not comprehensive.

    In many ways, Brampton Manor Academy 6th Form is not like other schools. It made headlines this week as 41 of its students secured offers for undergraduate study at Oxford and Cambridge.

    The achievements of these students – two thirds of whom will be the first in their family to attend university – triggered an explosion of online celebration. The majority of successful applicants were also from minority ethnic backgrounds, outstanding given the disgracefully un-diverse admissions record of our country’s two – supposedly - most prestigious universities...

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    Immigration White Paper is announced: but what does it mean for international students coming to the UK?

    Policy Connect’s Higher Education Commission welcomes the acknowledgement by the Government in the immigration White Paper of the need to attract international students and offer better post study work options. But the proposals are too timid and need to include our recommendation of a growth target for student numbers. 

    Staying Ahead reported that the UK is already losing market share at a time when international student numbers are growing...

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    HE Commission launches report: Staying Ahead - Are International Students Going Down Under?

    The Higher Education Commission released research that recommends a 12-point plan for protecting the UK’s gold standard international HE sector. Our higher education sector is world leading for the number of international student enrolments, second only to the USA, and the Commission wants our fifth biggest service sector in the economy to flourish, not flat line.

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The Higher Education Commission is an independent body made up of leaders from the education sector, the business community and the three major political parties. The Commission examines higher education policy, holds evidence-based inquiries, and produces written reports with recommendations for policymakers.

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