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Commit to keeping the Graduate Visa Route

Submitted by Viggo Stacey on Thursday 11th January 2024

Published on Monday 22nd January 2024

Current status: Open

Open until: Monday 22nd July 2024

Current Signatures: 3,836
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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Commit to keeping the Graduate Visa Route

Petition Details

The Migration Advisory Committee will review the Graduate Visa, which allows international students to remain in the country for two years after graduating to join the workplace.

Additional Information

We want the government to confirm that it is committed to the Graduate Visa and that there is no risk it will be cut back.

We believe:

1. The route offers international students – who pay a premium at UK universities – work experience, connections in the UK workplace & a chance to mitigate study costs

2. It helps to keep UK higher education competitive in a global market. Without it, we believe that many universities – which rely on international fees would risk going into the red

3. Employers & economy: it's been estimated that the economic benefit of international students to the UK is £41.9 billion and the route offers employers access to talented graduates

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