UK graduates with a first or 2:1 degree earn more - Global Education Times (GET News)

UK graduates with a first or 2:1 degree earn more

UK graduates with a first or upper-second class degree earn more money than their peers, a new study has found.

Researchers from HESA (the Higher Education Statistic Agency) and the Department of Economics at Warwick University compared the pay of graduates with non-graduates.

The research noted that the decline in ‘graduate premium’ was less pronounced for graduates with higher grade degrees.

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UK post study work visa to be relaunched - Global Education Times (GET News)

UK PSW post study work visa to be relaunched

The British government has announced its intention to relaunch the 2-year UK post study work visa for foreign students who choose to study in the UK.

Under the new visa reform proposals by UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government, foreign students will have access to the UK post study work visa that will grant them right to work in the country for up to two years after graduation.

This is likely to apply to foreign students who enrol to study in the UK from 2020-21.

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42% increase in UK student visas for Indians - Global Education Times (GET News)

42% increase in UK student visas for Indians

The number of Indian students choosing to study in the UK has risen by 42% in the past year, according to the latest UK Home Office statistics.

The data also indicates that the number of Tier 4 UK student visas issued to Indians is now at the highest level since 2011-2012 at 21,881.

This rise comes following the 2011 abolition of the UK’s two-year post-study work visa by then home secretary Theresa May, which had made Britain a less attractive place for Indian students.

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Fast-track UK visa for scientists - Global Education Times (GET News)

Fast-track UK visa for scientists

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that the world’s top scientists will be encouraged to move to the UK with a shake-up of immigration rules to pave the way.

The PM has instructed the Home Office and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to work with the scientific community to develop a new fast-track UK visa for scientists, a route for ‘the brightest and best’, with a view to launching it later this year.

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Only 52% of graduates find graduate-level jobs in UK, CIPD study - Global Education Times (GET News)

Only 52% of graduates find graduate-level jobs in UK, CIPD study

There were nearly 1 million college graduates in the United Kingdom last year, yet only more than half of the said number were able to find a graduate-level job, a Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) study showed.

UK’s Higher Education Student Statistics showed that last year, over 777,000 students achieved undergraduate and post-graduate qualifications from universities, and more are expected to complete education this year.

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Graduates earn more by over 20% in the UK - Global Education Times

Graduates earn more by over 20% in the UK

Graduates in all regions of United Kingdom (UK) earn 20 percent more than their undergraduate peers, data from UK’s Department for Education (DfE) showed.

In its report published on 18 July, DfE said that graduates earn a median annual salary of £19,900 one year after graduating, £23,300 after three years, £26,000 after five, and £30,500 after ten years.

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Theresa May urged to lift UK post-study work visa restrictions - Global Education Times (GET News)

Theresa May urged to lift UK post-study work visa restrictions

Outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May was urged to lift UK post-study work visa (PSW) restrictions on foreign students, as it was said to be undermining British universities and harming the country’s search for global talent.

In a report by Financial Times, UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid said that he was backing a move to liberalise students’ visa regime led by former universities minister Jo Johnson.

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