STUDENT SAFETY UK

International Students Face Uncertain Months Ahead

18 Mar 2020

UK universities are shifting to online learning and exams to prevent the spread of coronavirus, but many students are anxious that this isn’t happening fast enough. “We have no idea what the future six months will hold,” he says. “It could mean that visa holders will not be allowed back into the country on our university’s sponsorship. I would hate to go back to the States and be stuck there unable to complete my studies.”

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Coronavirus in the UK

26 Feb 2020

Based on the World Health Organization’s declaration that this is a public health emergency of international concern, the UK Chief Medical Officers have raised the risk to the public from low to moderate. This permits the government to plan for all eventualities. The risk to individuals remains low.

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Top universities to give more places to disadvantaged

10 Feb 2020

Top universities in England have been told to significantly increase places for disadvantaged youngsters. The university watchdog, the Office for Students, wants the "access gap" between wealthier and poorer students to be halved in five years.

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Fears over student buildings across the UK after Bolton blaze

06 Jan 2020

A student union has called for urgent safety checks on university accommodation as firefighters investigate the effect of cladding on a blaze which destroyed a block of flats in Bolton.

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Student Safety UK Welcome Students From Vietnam

09 Dec 2019

The number of Vietnamese students coming to the UK is set to rise significantly due to the popularity of the country for tourism and manufacturing. We met with families and agents who want use our services in 2020.

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University staff to strike

21 Nov 2019

Xenophobia in the system’: university staff launch fightback against hostile environment. With overseas academics being deported or denied permission to work, some colleagues are saying enough is enough.

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Quarter of students feel lonely, Unite survey suggests

11 Oct 2019

Students who feel high levels of isolation were more likely to feel dissatisfied with life, the report found. Just 57% of lonely students said they felt life was worthwhile, compared with 91% of students who weren’t lonely.

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Record number of students seek university through clearing

07 Aug 2019

A record 17,420 of these found their places through the clearing service, which matches candidates with places once the results are in, the University and College Admissions Service said.

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UK universities see 30% increase in Chinese applicants

30 Jul 2019

New data from UCAS has revealed that the number of UK university applicants from China has increased by 30% for the 2019/2020 academic year to 19,760, overtaking the 18,520 applicants from Northern Ireland.

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Police step up patrols after spate of attacks against Chinese students

17 Jun 2019

Police are set to increase their patrols in Coventry after a spate of attacks on Chinese students living in the city. A number of Chinese students studying at the University of Warwick have reported attacks on them in recent weeks to both police and the university themselves - which has described the incidents as "troubling".

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