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ERIC Number: ED568924
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
What Are the Implications of Tier 4 UK Immigration Rules and Policy for Non-EU Students? The Experiences of Students from Nigeria
Achinewhu-Nworgu, Elizabeth; Nworgu, Queen Chioma; Ayinde, Helen
Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, Paper presented at the Annual International Conference of the Bulgarian Comparative Education Society (13th, Sofia, Bulgaria, Jun 10-13, 2015)
Changes introduced in 2010 to the Tier 4 immigration rules that apply to non-EU students wishing to study in the UK have led to a reduction in the overall number of non-EU students gaining entry to the UK. This paper outlines the reasons for these changes to the UK's immigration rules and explores the experiences of one group of non-EU students in relation to the new rules. Quantitative and qualitative research methods were used to capture the perceptions of 40 students from Nigeria on the impact of the 2010 UK Border Agency rules and policy on their experiences as non-EU students and on their career development. We suggest areas for reviewing the current policy that would improve the experiences of non-EU students, to enable them to maximise the undoubted opportunities of coming to the UK to study and acquire the British education that will enhance their job opportunities all over the world. [For the complete Volume 13, Number 1 proceedings, see ED568595.]
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Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Nigeria; United Kingdom