International Students APPG

First Registered: 03/06/2016 • Last updated on: 17/11/2021

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To recognise the internationalisation and global prominence of UK education; promote the value of international students to UK education, economy and 'soft power'; raise awareness of issues which affect international students and UK education; and provide a platform for collaboration between parliamentarians, international education institutions and professionals and business leaders.

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Recent Documents related to International Students

1. International and EU students in higher education in the UK FAQs
30/09/2019 - Parliamentary Research

Found: Number CBP 7976, 26 September 2019 International and EU students in higher education in the UK FAQs By

2. International Education Strategy: 2021 update
06/02/2021 - Department for Education
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Found: value of the education sector™s international activity 141.3 International Education Strategy 2019: progress

3. Pearson Education - written evidence
27/03/2019 - Inquiry: Accountability hearings - Education Committee
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Found: Committee House of Commons London SWIA 0AA  Re: International GCSE comparability  Tuesday 19 March 2019 Dear

4. 50% Relief in University fees for International students
06/01/2021 - Petitions

Found: International students are requesting humbly with the ray of hope that authority should reduce tuition

5. Minister Skidmore: My vision for global higher education
27/03/2019 - Department for Education
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Found: you for inviting me to speak at this year’s International Higher Education Forum here at Imperial College

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Recent Speeches related to International Students

1. Turing Scheme
20/04/2021 - Westminster Hall

1: has given an opportunity to more than 250,000 students from the UK, not including those who have benefited - Speech Link

2. Education: Turing Scheme
05/01/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: scheme will provide funding for around 35,000 students in universities, colleges and schools to go on - Speech Link
2: bigger, broader and global in outlook, allowing students to avail themselves of opportunities beyond 27 - Speech Link
3: that in the noble Lord’s Answer he spoke only of students at colleges and schools. How will the Government - Speech Link

3. Covid-19: UK Arrivals
16/11/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: To ask Her Majesty’s Government why international students and others who have been fully vaccinated - Speech Link
2: rather small but which clearly disadvantages international students. To me, it feels slightly xenophobic and - Speech Link
3: welcoming and inspiring academic hub for international students but stories such as the ones that we have - Speech Link

4. International Education Strategy
22/05/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: move,That this House has considered the International Education Strategy.It is a pleasure to - Speech Link
2: Friend on securing this timely debate. International students can act as ambassadors for us in a funny - Speech Link
3: I have seen, which suggest that the number of students coming from India in the last year for which there - Speech Link

5. Tuition Fees: EU Students
29/04/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: Government policy regarding tuition fees for EU students after the UK has left the European Union. - Speech Link
2: repeatedly made it clear that we absolutely value international exchange and collaboration in education and - Speech Link

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Recent Questions related to International Students
1. Students
asked by: Lord Blencathra
01/08/2019
... what it is.

2. Coronavirus: Students
asked by: Apsana Begum
09/11/2020
... what assessment he has made of the potential effect of not allowing university students to return home for Christmas on preventing the transmission of covid-19.

3. Nurses: Students
asked by: Clive Betts
08/12/2020
... what assessment he has made of the implications for his Department's policies of the Royal College of Nursing’s campaign for Government to provide a life assurance scheme to English student nurses working on the front line during the second wave of the covid-19 outbreak.

4. Students: Loans
asked by: Stella Creasy
25/11/2020
... what recent assessment he has made of the equity of charging interest on Plan 1 student loans during maternity leave.

5. Students: Coronavirus
asked by: Esther McVey
02/12/2020
... what discussions his Department has had with representatives of university students on their needs in the context of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on university education.

Latest Questions
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8 Current APPG Officers
Paul Blomfield Portrait
Paul Blomfield
Chair & Registered Contact
Labour - Sheffield Central
Joined: 3rd June 2016
Lord Bilimoria Portrait
Lord Bilimoria
Co-Chair
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 3rd June 2016
Lord Willetts Portrait
Lord Willetts
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 10th October 2018
Baroness Warwick of Undercliffe Portrait
Baroness Warwick of Undercliffe
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 3rd June 2016
No other APPG Memberships
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Paul Blomfield MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 7142.

Email: paul.blomfield.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Joy Elliott-Bowman, Independent Higher Education, 7 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3RA. Tel: 020 3929 3370

Email: appgis@exeduk.com

Secretariat:

Independent Higher Education acts as the group's secretariat. http://independenthe.com/

Group's Website:

http://www.exeduk.com/appg-for-international-students

Benefits in Kind
Date
8 Jan 2021
Source
Independent Higher Education
Description
Secretariat   From : 08/01/2021 To : 07/01/2022
Value
£1,501
Date
9 Mar 2020
Source
Kaplan International Pathways
Description
Reception
Value
£3,001
Date
8 Jan 2020
Source
Independent Higher Education
Description
Secretariat   From : 08/01/2020 To : 07/01/2021
Value
£9,001
Date
12 Jul 2019
Source
Independent Higher Education
Description
Secretariat   From : 12/07/2019 To : 11/07/2020
Value
£9,001
Date
13 Nov 2018
Source
British Council
Description
Reception
Value
£1,501
Date
6 Nov 2018
Source
University of Sheffield
Description
Research, production and design for inquiry and report published 06/11/2018
Value
£15,001
Date
12 Jul 2018
Source
Independent Higher Education
Description
Secretariat   From : 12/07/2018 To : 11/07/2019
Value
£3,001
Date
15 Nov 2017
Source
British Council
Description
Reception
Value
£1,501
Date
12 Jul 2017
Source
Independent Higher Education
Description
Secretariat   From : 12/07/2017 To : 11/07/2018
Value
£3,001
Date
9 May 2016
Source
Study UK
Description
Secretariat   From : 09/05/2016 To : 31/12/2016
Value
£1,501
Date
9 May 2016
Source
Independent Higher Education
Description
Secretariat   From : 09/05/2016 To : 31/12/2016
Value
£1,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the International Students APPG

Former APPG Officers
Geoffrey Robinson Portrait
Geoffrey Robinson
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Coventry North West
Joined: 3rd June 2016
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Ben Howlett Portrait
Ben Howlett
Secretary
Conservative - Former Member for Bath
Joined: 3rd June 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships