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1 London and UK trends in higher education LSE Seminar 18 February 2013

2 Presentation overview UK higher education Current trends – participation rates, student demographics UK’s global position London as a higher education hub Particular focus on international students and competition - why so important?



5 Student numbers Course levelNumber of students enrolled 2011/12 Undergraduate1,928,140 Postgraduate568,505 TOTAL2,496,645

6 Students by domicile Domicile2010/112011/12% change UK2,073,0702,061,410-0.6% Other EU130,120132,5501.9% Non-EU298,110302,6801.5% TOTAL2,501,2952,496,645-0.2%

7 Participation rates

8 UK’s global standing (OECD)

9 Non-EU students – course type

10 International students


12 London as an education hub Educate 426,000 students from the UK and overseas 30,000 undergraduate and postgraduate courses on offer 101,000 academic and non-academic staff

13 Economic impact London HEIs generate £12 billion each year £4.85 billion in direct economic impact £6.7 billion in secondary, or indirect, activities £820 million from international students in London Source: Making an economic impact: Higher education and the English regions. Research Report, Universities UK. June 2010.

14 Skills Jobs Training of high skilled staff – five medical schools in London plus dentists and allied health workers Start-ups Provision of CPD

15 Partnerships Over 3 million people attend events organised by London HEIs each year School based outreach activities Widening participation Business and community partnerships Teaching training Volunteering & fundraising (RAG week)

16 Innovation £300 million Research Council grants £470 million of research funding from HEFCE Inward investment from research funding

17 Culture 20 HEIs providing arts and humanities teaching and research Community and cultural activities 250 spin-offs with a revenue of £8 million Contributing the equivalent of £2 million in staff time for free performances (2007/8 figure)

18 Showcasing the UK London Olympics & Paralympics Accommodation for games’ officials Hosting national teams e.g. Team USA trained at University of East London Games’ makers

19 Workforce impact

20 Highly skilled migration



23 International student enrolments by region/ home nation

24 International student enrolments by region/ home nation 2011/12

25 Regional/ home nation split between UK, EU and non-EU students 2011/12

26 London’s global standing 2 nd in QS Best Student Cities 2012 Scored highly on student mix, rankings, employer activity Paris top, Boston 3 rd Two Australian cities in the top 10 (Sydney & Melbourne)

27 Why so popular? 43 HEFCE funded bodies Students from 200 countries 21% of Londoners are not UK nationals Over 300 languages spoken

28 But competition looms.... At a national level At a city level

29 National strategies Australia, Canada, USA, New Zealand, Germany and France Increasing number of courses taught in English in Europe

30 Some negative signs.....

31 Agent barometer Source: 2012 Agent Barometer, i-Graduate

32 International city welcome: Brisbane

33 Melbourne/ Perth

34 Wellington – New York – Osaka – Auckland

35 To conclude.... Higher education is an integral part of London It contributes a huge amount to London’s prosperity, innovation, economy, culture London is one of the most attractive destinations for international students But it faces increasing competition....!

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