Brits don't see foreign students as immigrants, survey finds
The poll conducted for Universities UK found less than a quarter of adults think of international students (24%) or EU students (23%) coming to study in this country as immigrants.
It emerged last week that universities could face new restrictions on recruiting overseas students.
The question of whether those arriving in Britain to study should be removed from the official net migration figures has repeatedly come under scrutiny.
The survey of 2,018 British adults found that 18% of respondents would like to see the number of international students in the UK increase, 44% said it should stay... read more
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