Responding to the UK Government's announcement of a Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) study of the impact of international students, LSE's Pro-Director for Teaching and Learning, Professor Paul Kelly, highlighted the value of international students both to LSE and the UK as a whole:
"International students make an enormous contribution to the UK’s economy, society and cultural life. At LSE we are unapologetically proud of our global connections and the benefits they bring to our students, staff and to London more generally. Our international students provide diverse ideas and perspectives, they volunteer in the wider community and are hugely valuable to the local economy.
“We are hopeful the MAC study will fully capture the wide-ranging benefits international students bring, and it helps to shape a UK immigration system which supports the world’s top scholars coming here.
“Policies which make the UK a less attractive destination will lead to students choosing countries like the US or Australia, both of which are seeking to increase their international student numbers.”
You can read more about the forthcoming MAC review of international students at: Government to commission assessment of international students