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Universities UK Public Perceptions of International Students Survey

Survey of GB adults on behalf of Universities UK on perceptions of international students.

The majority of the British public would like to see the same number or more international students:

  • Only 26% of the British public think of international students as immigrants when thinking about Government immigration policy.
  • Two thirds (64%) of British adults think international students have a positive impact on the local economies of the towns and cities in which they study.
  • Three quarters (75%) of the British public also believe that international students should be allowed to work in the UK for a fixed time after they have graduated, rather than returning immediately to their home country after completing their studies.

Date Published: 12/04/17

Categories: Education | GB | Public and communities | Social

Client: Universities UK


ComRes interviewed 4043 GB adults online between 22nd and 26th March 2017.  Data were weighted by age, gender, socio-economic grade and region to be representative of all GB adults aged 18+.

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