School census will force children like me into the shadows

18th May is the final deadline to opt your child out of the national school census or to retract previously submitted data. See the links below this article to find out more. By Ijeoma Datha-Moore @IjeMoore Ijeoma Datha-Moore came to the UK from Nigeria aged 2 and lives in Dagenham. She is operations assistant at the […]


This is a guest blog post by Sanaz Raji, who will be co-running a workshop on this topic at our annual gathering on Saturday.  Five months ago, the Justice4Sanaz campaign launched the #UnisResistBorderControls campaign at SOAS. This urgent campaign brings together grassroots activists and campaigners to oppose widespread abuses against non-EU international students and staff […]

The encroaching border: international students

A guest post by Marina Burka, Fulbright Scholar from the United States and MRes (Master of Research) student at the University of Glasgow.  This is the first in a series of posts by Marina. The Immigration Act 2016 builds on measures implemented in the Immigration Act 2014 to further incorporate ordinary British citizens into performing […]

NUS releases damning report on the English language test crisis

Last week, the National Union of Students (NUS) released a report responding to the Home Office’s accusations of fraud in the English language tests, which the NUS believes has directly affected over 12,000 students. The report was necessitated by, as NUS’s legal representatives Bindmans describes it: the international student crisis that has been unfolding for […]

Students (and academics) stand up to the encroaching border


Xenophobic Immigration Bill The new Immigration Bill, described by one politician as “the most racist piece of legislation that this country has witnessed since the 1960s… aimed at setting up a regime of harassment for migrants”, will affect international students more than any other group as they already make up 75 per cent of those […]