Conservatives talk tough but bring nothing new on immigration

The Conservatives commitment to controlling immigration has regularly been questioned after they repeatedly failed to meet their net migration target. Now, the party’s election manifesto outlines its immigration policies for the next parliament, and how they would be implemented. The Conservatives are proposing to keep their “ambition” of delivering annual net migration in the tens of thousands, which … Continue reading “Conservatives talk tough but bring nothing new on immigration”

City-REDI in the News

In the last month, City-REDI have featured in the Financial Times and Study International News: Study International News – “University of Birmingham: Birmingham Business School – Making research relevant”. This article, which features Professor Simon Collinson, highlights the work of City-REDI in developing an academic understanding of major city regions across the globe to develop … Continue reading “City-REDI in the News”

International students – Do we really want less?

In the post-Brexit era, a number of previously subdued discussions and ideas came to the fore which attempted to address the concerns of the general public revealed by the referendum. Amongst these is immigration. And within that, there are considerations of reducing the number of international students to universities. In this post, I’m adding my … Continue reading “International students – Do we really want less?”