Russell Group responds to the Government announcement on the Graduate visa route

23 May 2024

The Government has today (23 May) responded to the rapid review of the Graduate visa route by the Migratory Advisory Committee (MAC).

Responding to the announcement by the Home Secretary and Education Secretary, Chief Executive of the Russell Group Dr Tim Bradshaw said:

"We welcome the news that the Graduate Route remains in place. As recognised by the MAC’s recent report, international students bring huge value to our universities, our communities and our economy.

"The actions that Government has laid out today, such as additional regulations on agents, will help to protect the quality and integrity of the UK’s education offer and we are ready to work with Government and colleagues across the sector to implement these. Stability is now needed in student migration policy to enable universities to plan for a long-term, sustainable future and protect quality and choice for all students".

Read more about the value of the Graduate visa route for the UK, and about the public's views of international students.

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