International students graduating from university in the UK will be able to stay in the country for two years to find work, according to recently announced reforms by the British government.
For British Study Centres, the news is highly encouraging. Nick Alexandrou, the CEO of BSC said:
"As a company, we welcome the news that more international students will have the chance to gain valuable work experience in the UK. We continue to offer the necessary preparation for university with our International Foundation Year and Pre-University Summer Programmes. We therefore hope this news encourages more young people to start their journey to higher-education in the United Kingdom.."
The UK’s home secretary, Priti Patel, has expressed that the change will allow talented international students from a variety of disciplines to build successful careers in the country after university.
According to the new change in legislation, students enrolling from September 2020 at a trusted UK university will be able to stay in the United Kingdom for two years after graduation to find work. The new legislation affects all students, irrespective of the degree studied. It is expected that the news will positively impact the international education sector.