Garth Coates Solicitors

Initiatives Underway to Address Dramatic Decline in Indian Students Applying to the UK


London, England -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/24/2016 -- A recent report in The Financial Times has drawn attention to what has been a considerable fall in the number of students from India applying to further their studies in UK universities, especially over the course of the past year. A proposed response has been put forward by Boris Johnson, who has suggested a 'Commonwealth visa programme'. Rather than a post-study work visa per se, this will be an option at first only available to Indian citizens, and then potentially extended to other Commonwealth nationals afterwards. These suggestions show the need for proactive steps to be taken into managing immigration in an inclusive way which lays out opportunities for all. However, it also highlights the often-changing nature of immigration law and thus the need for people to have a reliable source of information on this issue.

The developments regarding Indian students does emphasize the complex nature of immigration law, as well as the importance of overseas students to academic institutions in the UK. The attention paid to students especially suggests that a healthy encouragement of student applicants is important – something expert legal firm Garth Coates was keen to comment on:

"It is important that all overseas students who are eligible to study in the UK feel that they have a fair opportunity to do so. Adapting existing legislation may well be part of this, as is being suggested by Boris Johnson and other senior figures. That's why at Garth Coates Solicitors we provide all who are interested with the most up-to-date information."

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Garth Coates is a team of immigration solicitors with a strong London base. They also offer services including visas and citizenship.

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