International Students APPG

First Registered: 03/06/2016 • Last updated on: 10/03/2021

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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. 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

3. All Universities must give refund to International Students studying in UK
12/04/2020 - Petitions

Found: for all International students. International students pay double the fee of what UK/EU students pay. It

4. Universities Scotland - written evidence
13/03/2018 - Inquiry: Immigration and Scotland - Scottish Affairs Committee
- View source

Found: inflows of international students to HEIs in other countriesDistribution of EU and non-EU students by university

5. Extend post study work visas for current international students
16/06/2020 - Petitions

Found: current international students to the same 2 year post-study visa new international students are receiving

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to International Students

1. 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

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. 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

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. Higher Education
19/07/2018 - Lords Chamber

1: income from overseas students studying in the UK as well as the income from students studying at overseas - Speech Link

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

2. Students: Coronavirus
asked by: Alyn Smith
02/06/2020
... what recent discussions he has had with the Scottish Government on financial support for students during the covid-19 outbreak over summer 2020 .

3. Students: Housing
asked by: Hilary Benn
02/06/2020
... what guidance he has issued to students on securing accommodation in advance of the start of the autumn 2020 university term.

4. Students: Coronavirus
asked by: Daniel Zeichner
14/05/2020
... whether a year 13 student who is (a) employed or (b) volunteering full-time during the covid-19 oubreak is classified as (i) a mid-year leaver or (ii) still on-roll.

5. Students: Coronavirus
asked by: Alex Cunningham
18/05/2020
... what steps his Department is taking to ensure that students are able to retrieve their possessions from university accommodation during the covid-19 outbreak.

Latest Questions
7 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
Mark Logan Portrait
Mark Logan
Secretary
Conservative - Bolton North East
Joined: 24th February 2020
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
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