QS research reveals international students’ views on UK higher education post-Brexit

Study International | May 30, 2019

Universities must rise to the challenge presented by the changing dynamics in demand from international students, according to a new report from QS, a leading global higher education company providing university rankings and student recruitment, retention and international relations solutions.The unique survey – the largest of its kind – spoke to over 75,000 prospective students globally from 191 different countries, 23,557 of whom were interested in studying in the UK. The report recommends that now is the time for the UK Government to work with the higher education sector to ensure that the immigration system post-Brexit is best prepared to grow global education.The report, launched yesterday, titled Growing Global Education: Rising to the international recruitment challenge, is the seventh iteration of the annual International Student Survey (ISS) by QS.

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Student outcomes are the most relevant factor when it comes to measuring the success of a learning environment. Though classroom design has an important influence on learning achievement, the majority of time and resources is still spent on traditional methods of enhancing the learning progress, such as executing standardized tests, professional growth for educators, and advancement or mediation courses for students.

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Student outcomes are the most relevant factor when it comes to measuring the success of a learning environment. Though classroom design has an important influence on learning achievement, the majority of time and resources is still spent on traditional methods of enhancing the learning progress, such as executing standardized tests, professional growth for educators, and advancement or mediation courses for students.

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