More than 2,000 students potentially face deportation after a London university had its licence to teach and recruit overseas students revoked.
Just a few weeks before school resumes, more than 2,000 international students found out today that they could risk being deported from the UK due to the revocation of the London Metropolitan University’s license to teach and recruit students. The UK Border Agency (UKBA) claims student attendance at London Metropolitan University is not being monitored and many have no right to be in he UK. Students will have to find an alternate institution to sponsor tem or they will have 60 days to leave the UK. No other UK university has ever had their license revoked although some have experienced suspension. The National Union of Students (NUS) has contacted Prime Minister David Cameron and Home Secretary Theresa May to “express anger at the way that decisions have been made in recent weeks and to reiterate the potentially catastrophic effects on higher education as a £12.5bn per year export industry for the UK”.
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