NUS have launched a petition against yesterday's immigration proposals that will affect international students.
Yesterday, the government announced immigration proposals which, if passed into policy, will see international students having to pay £200/year to the NHS to get a visa and undergo a visa check in order to rent accommodation.
KCLSU has already spoken out against the proposals and last month King's students attended a demonstration against changes to the NHS, including the levy for international students. KCLSU President, Sebastiaan Debrouwere, says 'At King's we cherish our diverse and international community of academics and students. These reforms will be detrimental to our community and will disproportionately affect our international students. As the students union, it is our moral obligation to argue for better alternatives.' You can read more about the proposals on the Student Officers blog.
In response to the bill, NUS have launched a nationwide campaign. They've said 'We think this gives a message that international students are not welcome in the UK and will mean more students will choose to study elsewhere.' NUS is asking students to sign a petition, write to their embassy or write to their MP. Visit their website for more details.