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A campaign aimed at celebrating the contributions of international students to the UK has relaunched this week, a decade after it first started.

#WeAreInternational highlights the “economic, cultural, social and civic” impact of international students in the UK, as well as promoting the country as welcoming destination.

Writing in The PIE News, Andy Howells, assistant director, external affairs at UUKi, said, “With threats of unwelcoming policy change to some groups of international students from government, aimed at curbing immigration, we are seeing our welcome factor decline – especially in comparison with other study destinations. 

Today, home secretary Suella Braverman announced that international students on taught master’s courses in the UK would now longer be permitted to bring dependants with them. The new rule, along with a raft of measures, is expected to come into force in January 2024.

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