Over 30 international students who were kicked off their Glyndwr University courses for not doing enough work today failed in a High Court challenge to the college's decision. The mostly Asian accountancy students were part of a wider group who were accused of poor attendance.
But when the case reached the court today, a senior judge rejected their legal challenge to Glyndwr's decision. Each were ordered to pay £500 in legal costs.
The decision means their status in the UK will be reviewed by the Home Office, which will decide whether or not they can stay. However, there was a reprieve for another 23 students, who were told their cases would be looked at again by course bosses.
The students' barrister, Al Mustakim said many of the students had been ill or had been unable to sign in when classes were spot-checked because they were on the toilet.