University and LUU call for change of government position on migration

The Vice-Chancellor and LUU's Education Officer, Josh Smith, have issued a joint call for numbers of international students to be removed from net migration statistics.

The letter, signed by our Vice-Chancellor Michael Arthur and LUU’s Education Officer Josh Smith, was also sent to eight local MPs: Stuart Andrew, Ed Balls, Hilary Benn, Fabian Hamilton, George Mudie, Greg Mulholland, Rachel Reeves and Alec Shelbrooke.

The jointly signed letters state:

"As you will be aware, the current government has refused to remove international students from net migration statistics.  Both the University of Leeds and Leeds University Union strongly believe that students should be exempted from these figures, in line with other Western countries such as Australia, Canada and the USA."

The letters call for a change in the government position on this issue.

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