London Higher launches International Education Strategy for London

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Study Group is an associate member of London Higher, the membership organisation for universities and higher education colleges across the capital and voice of the higher education sector in London.

Study Group welcomes a new report, published by London Higher, presenting recommendations from higher education institutions across London to further increase the city’s appeal to international students and drive nation-wide growth.

Diana Beech, Chief Executive Officer of London Higher, said: 

“London often acts as a gateway to international students and researchers wanting to engage with British higher education and is home to a diverse range of globally renowned higher education institutions. 

“At London Higher, we have worked hard to provide a strategy that will complement the national International Education Strategy and will ensure that our capital keeps delivering for the growth of the country.  

“We want to work with the government and our closest stakeholders to maintain the UK’s global competitiveness and attractiveness to international education markets through the advantages that London’s higher education sector has to offer, for the benefit of the entire nation.” 

Ruth Arnold, Study Group Senior Advisor and cofounder of the #WeAreInternational campaign, said:

“I warmly welcome the International Education Strategy for London and its commitment to making the capital an even more attractive and welcoming destination for students from around the world. From the Arts to Sciences, from major global universities to specialist institutions renowned across the globe, London is diverse, exciting and an extraordinary magnet for talent. 

“International students in turn help shape the capital for good in a thousand ways. This Strategy considers how to honour the courage and efforts of international students, making focused recommendations about how government, higher education and the city itself can do even better by them. It’s a challenge to us all and a powerful step in the right direction. And it’s only right that it’s London leading the way.”

Study Group partners with a number of leading universities in London including Imperial College London, Royal Holloway, University of London and Kingston University London to deliver a range of programmes for international students seeking to live and study in the UK’s capital.

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