Foreign students feel 'unwelcome' over migration policy

Universities are relegating overseas students to "de facto ghettos", leaving one in five feeling "isolated" and alone, a survey has revealed, writes Lucy Sherriff for The Huffington Post UK.

The research found international students are often highly segregated, with 40% spending most of their time with students from their own country. Many feel their universities treat them as cash cows, with almost a third agreeing with the statement: "my university is only interested in the fees I pay".

The poll, conducted by Youth Sight for Regent's University London, also revealed more than half say they feel unwelcome in the country due to the government's migration policy. The results come after Universities UK claimed British universities had suffered declines in the numbers of students from countries outside the European Union (EU). The government wants to reduce net migration from outside the EU to less than 100,000 by 2015, including international students.
Full report on The Huffington Post UK site