London Met – Temporary reprieve for students

London Metropolitan University has been given permission to challenge a ban on its recruitment of overseas students, writes Angela Harrison for BBC News.

The High Court also ruled that existing students with full immigration status should be allowed to continue their studies. Last month the UK Border Agency took away the university's right to sponsor students for UK visas. About 2000 students were affected.

At the High Court in London, Richard Gordon for London Met had said the issue "came down to fairness". He said there was a strong case that the UKBA's decision was unlawful and a temporary injunction (suspension of the ban) should be granted, given the impact of the decision on the university and its students. Justice Irwin refused that request but did give the university permission to mount a full legal challenge in the form of a judicial review and made temporary orders protecting some students.

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