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The benefits and costs of international higher education students to the UK economy, 16 May 2023

  • 16 May 2023
  • 9:00am to 11:00am
  • One Birdcage Walk, London

*** UPDATE: A recording of the livestream can be viewed below ***

On Tuesday 16 May, HEPI, Universities UK International and Kaplan International Pathways will jointly be publishing new research commissioned from London Economics on the benefits and costs of hosting international students, broken down by parliamentary constituency (updating previous work on the topic published in 2018 and 2021). 

Come and join us to see the results of the new research, as well as a panel responding to the report findings.

The event will be held in-person at One Birdcage Walk, London and online via YouTube livestream. In-person guests will be invited for breakfast from 9am with formal proceedings starting at 9.30am and concluding by 11am. To secure your place please register at:

Agenda (subject to change)

9am – Registration and coffee

9.30am – Introductory remarks from Linda Cowan, Managing Director at Kaplan International Pathways and Jamie Arrowsmith, Director at Universities UK International, with a presentation of the research findings from Dr Gavan Conlon, Partner, London Economics.

10.15am – Panel of speakers responding to the research, including:

  • Professor Wendy Alexander, Vice-Principal (International), University of Dundee and the Scottish Government’s International Trade & Investment Envoy for Higher Education
  • Professor Wendy Thomson, Vice-Chancellor, University of London
  • Professor Alan Manning, former Chair of the Migration Advisory Committee
  • Sára Kozáková, Co-Chair of UKCISA’s Student Advisory Group, a Student Commissioner of the International Higher Education Commission, and a master’s student in Cross-Cultural Communication and Media Studies at Newcastle University

11am – Event ends



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