02 mars 2014

Universities being used as proxy border police, say academics

The Guardian homeBy . Academics accuse UK Visas and Immigration of undermining trust between universities and students in crackdown. More than 160 academics have written to the Guardian to protest at being used as an extension of the UK border police, after universities have come under more pressure to check the immigration details of students. The academics, from universities including Oxford, Warwick, Durham and Sheffield, accuse the Home Office immigration agency of "undermining the autonomy and academic freedom of UK universities and trust between academics and their students". Read more...
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