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MPs debate how best to support science

June 11, 2013 by


In a Westminster Hall debate called by Julian Huppert, MPs discussed science spending, research in the NHS, immigration rules, women in science and open data.

Big names in The Times voicing concerns over changes to immigration

November 11, 2011 by


There is a letter in the Times today with a very impressive list of signatories including Sir Mark Walport – Director of the Wellcome Trust, Martin Rees – former president of the Royal Society, and AMRC’s very own chair, Lord Willis voicing concerns that placing restrictions on the right of migrants to settle in the […]

More on immigration and science

March 17, 2011 by


Two announcements on immigration in the past two days. Yesterday the immigration minister, Damian Green, published the detail of the government’s planned changes to tiers 1 an 2 (routes by which lots of scientists enter the UK). This is pretty much just putting the plans they have outlined before into practice by getting it in […]

New rules for international scientists coming to work in the UK

February 17, 2011 by


Yesterday, we got a bit more detail on how the immigration system will be changed including some changes to the system which should ensure international scientists can come from outside the EU to work in the UK. There are going to go before Parliament in March, with the aim of coming into force in April […]

Should non-EU graduates be able to stay in the UK to work?

January 31, 2011 by


On 16 February, Lord Clement-Jones has a question in the House of Lords on: the criteria for granting Tier 1 Post-study Work visas We have just responded to a UK Border agency consultation on the student immigration system (read our response here) which included a proposal to scrap this route expressing our concern that a blanket […]

Consultation on student immigration to the UK launched today

December 7, 2010 by


The UK Border Agency have launched a new consultation today to look at how students come into the UK to study. From the point of view of medical research, we need to take a good look at this and check that it won’t negatively impact on students we want to attract coming to the UK […]

Cap on immigration announced today – impacts for science still unclear

November 23, 2010 by


Teresa May has just announced the governments plans to cap non-EU economic migration to the UK. They have recognised the need for elite scientists to move internationally, creating a new route for “exceptional talent”. But this does not cover all scientists, many of whom will still need to enter via the points-based system. We will […]