Employers and international graduates are both in luck after new legislation has
been passed allowing foreign students to remain in the UK for a
year after they have got their degree.
The entitlement is on the proviso that the graduate will take up
work and many are set to try their luck in jobs in pharmaceutical sales jobs and telecommunications.
From May 1st, non-British students who pass a bachelors degree or
earn a postgraduate qualification will be allowed to extend their
This gives employers and graduates an excellent opportunity, with
the Department of Education hoping the move will "cement the UK's
status as a top study destination for international
The decision has been welcomed by the National Union of Students
and universities across the country.
Universities UK (UUK) told the Guardian that it was "good news for
the UK higher education sector".
Meanwhile, the BBC has reported that overseas students are
contributing £240 million each year to the economy in the east
Midlands through fees and living expenses.
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