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Exporting Education UK and Independent Higher Education

Exporting Education UK is a cross sector group of UK organisations involved in international education who have come together to promote the value of the sector to the UK and its contribution to the UK’s long term competitiveness in the global economy.

Independent Higher Education coordinates Exporting Education UK on behalf of the international education sector. Independent HE is the UK membership organisation and national representative body for independent providers of higher education, professional training and pathways.

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APPG inquiry starts evidence gathering with stakeholders session (17.07.18)

The first Oral Evidence session for the APPG’s Inquiry held on 17 July recieved press coverage in The PIE News (18.07.18).

APPG Inquiry Launch: A Sustainable Future for International Students in the UK? (03.07.18)

You can view the press release from the launch of the APPG’s first inquiry here: MPs and Peers announce first-ever Inquiry into building a sustainable future for international students in the UK. The launch of the inquiry also received press coverage in The PIE News (03.07.18) and in Study Travel Magazine (05.07.18).

First Formal Meeting of the APPG (15.11.16)

You can view the press release from the first formal meeting of the APPG, which welcomed Universities Minister, Jo Johnson online here. The meeting also received press coverage in The PIE News (22.11.16).

APPG Vice Chair Ben Howlett MP writes in The Telegraph standing up for the virtues of immigration. (25.10.16)

Conservative MP for Bath and APPG Vice Chair Ben Howlett wrote an opinion piece in The Telegraph standing up for the ‘virtues of immigration’.

Lord Bilimoria, APPG Co-Chair, addresses the government’s highly problematic stance on international students (14.10.16)

Lord Bilimoria, wrote an opinion piece in The Times suggesting that the government’s immigration policies have made the UK a laughing stock to our main competitors in attracting international students to the UK.

The Times offers further support for the value of international students (13.10.16)

The Times’ leading article on 13 October offered strong support for the value of international students, arguing that the government “should be doing all it can to attract high-calibre foreign students

APPG Co-Chair Lord Bilimoria on outcome of EU Referendum (05.06.16)

Lord Bilimoria, the Co-Chair of the APPG, gave an impassioned speech on the outcome of the European Union Referendum to the House of Lords on 5th July 2016. His speech can be read in full here.

APPG Co-Chairs quoted in BBC article on Hobsons International Student Survey (17.05.16)

The APPG’s Co-Chairs, Paul Blomfield MP and Lord Bilimoria, have been quoted, regarding a new international student survey by Hobsons showing that almost half of students surveyed said that Brexit would make UK study less attractive, in the article ‘Brexit “risks international student recruitment”‘.

Inaugural Meeting of the APPG (09.05.16)

View the press release from the inaugural meeting of the APPG online here. The inaugural meeting received press coverage in outlets including the following:



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