Angel Sun

Vice-chancellors warned to take action against ‘antisemitism crisis’ on campuses

University vice-chancellors have been warned that they must take action against what has been described as “the worst antisemitism crisis” on campuses in a generation. At a meeting in Downing Street on 9 May the Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, as well as the Education Secretary, Gillian Keegan, the Communities Secretary,...
Read More

Posted May. 20, 2024

Overseas students wrongly accused of cheating take legal action

Overseas students wrongly accused of cheating in the study visa English language tests have taken legal action against the Home Office, seeking compensation for unlawful detention and loss of earnings. In 2014, the Home Office cancelled visas for approximately 35,000 international students after a BBC documentary revealed widespread cheating in...
Read More

Posted Mar. 2, 2024

UK universities expected to face financial pressures following drop in international students

Many UK universities are expected to fall into financial deficit because of a huge decrease in international students, following government reforms to immigration policies.   Vivienne Stern, the Chief Executive of Universities UK, said the sector faced a “serious overcorrection” as the new measures are likely to discourage international students from...
Read More

Posted Feb. 15, 2024

International student admissions to be reviewed after foundation year controversy

Britain’s university admissions process will be reviewed following concerns about the recruitment of international students with low grades. Universities UK (UUK), which represents 142 of the country’s higher education institutions, said it would review the recruitment system to ensure it is “fair, transparent and robust”. It follows accusations that universities...
Read More

Posted Feb. 11, 2024

Hong Kong elections: four years later

Hong Kong, a southern Chinese city smaller than London, once dominated global media with images of mass protests, tear gas, and petrol bombs in 2019. Then, the pandemic hit, protestors were arrested, and civil society was silenced. Under the 24-hour news cycle, the coverage of Hong Kong in Western media...
Read More

Posted Jan. 4, 2024

Housing development plan for Coventry revealed

Detailed development plans for 2,400 new homes in Coventry have been revealed.  On 14 December, Coventry City Council approved the specific details of the development plan for Eastern Green, a residential suburb in west Coventry.  There will be ‘extra-care’ accommodation, highway and drainage connections on land south of the A45,...
Read More

Posted Jan. 2, 2024