Students

Why, once again, a fall in student immigration is good

24 May 2013 13:21

Yesterday came the news that net migration has once again fallen, this time to its lowest level for ten years.…

William Hague’s beery legacy

5 March 2013 13:50

Po-faced Labour MP Grahame Morris has been crying into his bitter this morning at young Tories up at York University…

Will 2013 bring an end to unpaid internships?

17 December 2012 19:45

It’s a bit early for predictions for 2013. But my feeling is that it could be the year of the…

St Andrew’s students beat ‘milking’ with ‘champagning’

12 December 2012 12:43

The Daily Mail got very excited last month over ‘a new student craze’ called milking, where students post videos of…

More left the UK for work in the last year than came here for it

29 November 2012 17:52

Net migration to the UK from April 2011 to March 2012 was 183,000, down by a quarter on 242,000 the…

David Willetts today announced that the ONS will now publish two sets of migration statistics. Picture: Getty.

Willetts attempts to limit the damage of Coalition immigration policy

13 September 2012 17:50

There was a flutter of excitement among the Higher Education community this morning, when the education editor of the Times…

A U-turn on international students would be welcome

10 July 2012 9:45

If you have been confused over the last couple of days by the mixed messages emerging from Downing Street about…

Another voice: How ministers are gaming the net migration target

14 May 2012 9:22

International students are currently the largest single category of immigrants who count in the net migration figures, which cover all…

Immigration to fall in 2012 — but still not on track to hit the Tory target

1 January 2012 12:35

Immigration will remain at the heart of political debate in 2012. Economic downturns tend to heighten concerns about migrants competing…

New immigration figures

25 August 2011 10:46

The Conservative wing of this government is on a quest to reduce net migration to, in the words of David…

An American view of tuition fees

2 July 2011 11:45

When I visited the US recently, I got talking to some American teenagers about university. They (like me) had just…

In Praise of Alastair Sim

21 April 2011 0:49

There is, I confess, little pressing need to post this clip from The Happiest Days of Your Life beyond the…

Across Europe, students are protesting against the end of their entitlements

4 January 2011 18:00

A month ago I found myself in the space of one week in two different countries, yet in the midsts…

The government takes the fight to students

30 November 2010 13:58

The government’s response to the protest over tuition fee hikes has stiffened. Nick Clegg has written to Aaron Porter and…

Clegg fights back in tuition fees row

30 November 2010 9:08

Nick Clegg has written a gloriously condescending letter to Aaron Porter, who hopes to recall Liberal Democrat MPs who vote…

Are they the children of the revolution?

28 November 2010 18:00

The student protests are an important short-term development, which will undoubtedly worry the coalition. But are they also, as the…

The Lib Dems are in quiet turmoil over tuition fees

25 November 2010 12:04

A cruel north wind heralds the Lib Dem’s discontent. In public, the party has withstood criticism of its apparent u-turn…

Five things the student unions didn’t protest against in the last 13 years…

24 November 2010 18:09

1)    That Labour cut the number of schools each year. 2)    That pupils were shepherded into ever-larger schools. 3)    That,…

The Lib Dems are spared by idiotic students

10 November 2010 18:28

The violence at today’s student protest is, politically, a boon to the coalition. The story now is not the Lib…

Cheating on the students

10 November 2010 16:24

Writhe, squirm, cringe and cower. The Commons wanted to inflict ritual punishments on Nick Clegg today for his broken pledges…