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AGM and roundtable with the education sector: what do declining international student numbers mean for the UK?

On 19 March 2024 the APPG for International Students held its 2024 Annual General Meeting (AGM), followed by a roundtable with representatives from the education sector.

A panel of sector experts discussed the declining numbers of international students choosing the UK, the extent of the decline, the influencing factors, and the impact of student recruitment dips on the constituencies, local institutions and communities who host international students each year.

Representatives from across the sector presented evidence on the current and future impact of declining international student recruitment on their part of the education sector, and on the UK’s global position.

The roundtable considered the ways in which the sector can be supported to reverse the trend and stabilise international student recruitment.