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International Students Fees Compensation Campaign Update: Parliamentary Petition

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The team behind the International Student Fees Compensation campaign have been working hard, and alongside 11 other Student Unions from across the country, they've launched a parliamentary petition calling 'Tuition Fee Compensation for International Students in UK Universities' which has received over 20,000 signatures.

Having reached this milestone means the Government will need to issue a response to international students on this issue. However, for the campaign to be debated in parliament, 100,000 signatures are needed. The team are calling for students sign the petition to reach the 100,000 target.

The International Students' Fees Compensation Campaign was recently launched in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The campaign aims to ensure international students are compensated for the welfare and financial impact of the disruption caused by the changes due to COVID.

KCLSU and the 11 other Russel Group International Networks have also wrote a letter to the Russel Group Board regarding international student fees. The letter highlighted to variety of issues International Students are facing. Dr. Tim Bradshaw, Chief Executive of Russel Group, responded by highlighting the variety of measures Russel Group universities are taking to mitigate any impact on both domestic and international students. He further stated:

‘We are in the process of arranging a meeting with the Russell Group Student Union Presidents to discuss a range of issues and would be happy to discuss some of the specific challenges facing international students in that meeting.’

The team have said: “We look forward to the response from the Government as well as meeting with Russel Group. It is important to continue support for our KCLSU campaign as well as the National Campaign. Please remember to sign up via the links above if you haven’t already done so.”

Sign the petition here!