Oxford University Vice-Chancellor has made it clear that all the political parties must respect research-based evidence in forming their election policies especially in the areas where issues of immigration is more agitated. This is called up so that higher education’s benefit could reach to more needy students and their rights could get defended. There are increased public investments that are presently taking place in the universities which in turn affects the standards of higher education in UK and is directly harming UK interests. Some of the key issues pointed out by the Vice Chancellor Hamilton consist of the most important factor which is of student visas.
UK has a very hostile system of visa for the entrance of students in the country for higher studies. This affects the psychology of students and casts a bad spell on their academic career as well. Students from India and China are being the most of the targets in UK universities recently, who are falling under the hostile visa system that has been adopted by most of the universities in UK.
Politicians in the country are not bothering it as a grave issue at all and are hardly considering student migration an issue for them as that number doesn’t count much. The reality is beginning to dawn across the political spectrum slowly and is hardly going to be pertinent as there are elections due in recent times. Hamilton further attacked the policy makers directly questioning their interests in the field of education and the lack of intensity that is being shown in part of the investment of a nation over education that is going on in UK. This is a knowledge-based global economy that we are all living in and to continue the same there has to be properly developed policies regarding higher education, in order to make the nation even stronger. This would benefit the students who are the future of the nation who would further work for the public good in the time to come.
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