Met Uni to start legal action

London Metropolitan University announced it is to commence urgent legal action against UKBA's decision to revoke its licence to sponsor international students.

View all 35 updates ›

Damian Green answers urgent question on students

Addressing the issue of international student visas, Immigration Minister Damian Green told MPs in the House of Commons:

Institutions must comply with the rules whether they sponsor 10, 100 or 1,000 international students.

This includes having a system to check that students have the right visas to study in the UK and monitoring the attendance of students.

Universities must ensure that students can speak English and have the right qualifications to study at degree level.

UKBA [UK Border Agency] found systemic failures which meant that London Met has not been able to ensure the appropriate admission and tracking of students from abroad.

– Immigration Minister Damian Green

More on this story