How should student immigration levels be controlled?
The number of foreign students let into the UK is "unsustainable", minister Damian Green has said in his first major speech on immigration. Does the system need review?
Mr Green told BBC Radio 4's Today programme that he didn't want to interfere with universities' success stories but said that there was a need to examine closely sub-degree courses and students' reasons for staying in the UK.
Home Office research suggests one-fifth of students were still in the UK five years after being granted visas. Net migration to the UK increased by 33,000 to 196,000 in 2009 with the numbers of visas issued to students going up by 35%, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics.
Should the rules on student visas be tightened? Should courses for foreign students be limited to university level courses? Are you a foreign student?
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