The Rt Hon. Lord Willets was nominated for the position of Vice-Chair at the APPG for International Students Annual General Meeting which was held on 17 July 2018, alongside the launch of the APPG’s first Inquiry. Lord Willetts accepted the position shortly after the conclusion of the meeting.
Lord Willetts is a Conservative Party politician who was the Member of Parliament for Havant in Hampshire from 1992 to 2015 and served as the Minister of State for Universities and Science from 2010 until July 2014. Willetts became a member of the House of Lords in 2015.
Lord Willetts joins the APPG Officer group at an exciting time for the APPG for International Students, with the group’s first Inquiry taking place throughout the summer and due to report in October 2018. The APPG Inquiry, A sustainable future for international students in the UK?, will explore the opportunities and challenges in building a sustainable future for international students in the UK, taking evidence from across the whole education sector.
The AGM re-elected the existing Officer Group of the APPG and also included discussion of the building success of the APPG’s first Inquiry.
The first Oral Evidence session for the Inquiry was held in the House of Commons on 17 July, following the AGM. The second set of Oral Evidence sessions are due to take place on 11 September.
The full minutes from the 2018 AGM can be read here.
- Posted by Rhys Newcombe-Jones
- On 18/07/2018