If we neglect the complex needs of foreign students, how can UK institutions claim to be truly global?
“In order to claim we have truly global universities, we need to start proactively seeking solutions”
With another academic year now underway, a new generation of fresh-faced, wide-eyed students are filling UK lecture halls once again to embark on a new adventure.
This is perhaps especially true for international students – who now make up nearly one third of the entire student population. Many will be coming to the UK for the first time, attempting to memorise their new timetables while simultaneously wrapping their heads around unexplained references to a weekly spectacle known as ‘Strictly’, grappling with Scouse, West Country and Glaswegian accents, and unravelling the secrets of the mythical ‘Cheeky Nandos’.