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Feb 8, 2024
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The latest news in UK revolves around the accusations of UK universities for international students lowering entry standards for admission. Recently, the organisation has come up with a lot of UK new updates for international students regarding admission criteria.

The universities have been instructed to review their international admissions after allegations of agents admitting students surpassing the requirements. The agents have been reported to be using the international foundation courses for international admissions, according to the latest news in UK. In some cases, the universities in the UK for international students, like Exeter, were alleged to have admitted international students overlooking the minimum grade requirements. 

The organisation, a representative of the university leaders, has stated, “There has been a significant focus on recruitment practices relating to international students in recent weeks. While many aspects of the reporting misrepresented the admissions process and criteria, students, their families, and the government must have confidence that the system is fair, transparent, and robust”. The code of practice for admissions will be revised based on the latest news in UK.  

The vice-chancellors of the colleges and UK universities for international students have been instructed to review the bad practices in international admissions and the criteria for eligibility for international students. According to the latest news in the UK, the vice-chancellors said, “they would work with the government to review the use of agents and make changes to improve resilience and identify bad practice”.

Recently, UK university admission for international students by the University of York came under scrutiny for misconduct in international admissions. According to a report by the Sunday Times, the practices are ongoing in revered universities such as Exeter College and Durham University. Responding to the alleged malpractices, Durham University’s spokesperson rejected the claim, saying, “Entry requirements for international students who have completed international foundation years are benchmarked to ensure they are equivalent to those for home students entering with A-levels.” according to the latest news in the UK. 

However, the government has assured the parents and students, stating that “There has been a significant focus on recruitment practices relating to international students in recent weeks. While many aspects of the reporting misrepresented the admissions process and criteria, students, their families, and the government must have confidence that the system is fair, transparent, and robust.”

Universities UK board has decided to take revolutionary measures, including a rapid review of the foundation courses for students, an agent quality framework for the right checks and balances, and a review of the admissions code of practice followed by universities in the admissions process, among other important steps. 

Each year, 500K+ students from 180+ countries flock to the UK in search of a successful career. 20% of the total student population is international students, making it one of the most diverse countries in terms of global education. The UK is one of the top destinations for international students, which brings a constant need for student accommodation in the UK. The requirement and the demand-supply gap make it a money-minting industry. You can list your property with us now and start your perennial source of income. 

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