International Students APPG

First Registered: 03/06/2016 • Last updated on: 14/07/2021

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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.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.


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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. 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

3. 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

4. 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

5. Universities Scotland - written evidence
13/03/2018 - Inquiry: Immigration and Scotland - Scottish Affairs Committee
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Found: inflows of international students to HEIs in other countriesDistribution of EU and non-EU students by university

Latest Documents
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. 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

3. 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

4. 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

5. Migration: International Students
07/01/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: Government what plans they have to remove international students from the net migration statistics. - Speech Link
2: for National Statistics, which follows best international practice, produces the migration statistics - Speech Link
3: achieved greater growth in the numbers of international students. In the light of that, does my noble friend - Speech Link

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

2. Nurses: Students
asked by: Emma Hardy
15/12/2020
... whether his Department plans to provide financial support to student nurses for their time on placement during the covid-19 outbreak.

3. Students: Coronavirus
asked by: Wes Streeting
08/12/2020
... when the expert group set up to look at differential learning and monitor the variation in the impact of the pandemic on students across the country was established.

4. Students: Coronavirus
asked by: Emma Hardy
14/12/2020
... what estimate he has made of the cost to universities of testing all students returning in the new year 2021; and what assessment he has made of the potential merits of providing financial support to universities to deliver those tests.

5. Students: Employment
asked by: Emma Hardy
08/12/2020
... what estimate he has made of the potential loss of earnings to students prevented from returning to their term-time jobs by plans for a staggered return to universities in the 2021.

Latest Questions
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
None Portrait
Nicky Morgan
Secretary
Joined: 5th November 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
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