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London Metropolitan University's licence revoked

University's licence to sponsor and teach non-EEA students revoked after it failed to address failings identified by the UK Border Agency.

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The London Metropolitan University’s licence to sponsor and teach non-EEA students has been revoked after it failed to address serious and systemic failings that were identified by the UK Border Agency six months ago.

London Met

Immigration Minister Damian Green said: ‘The UK Border Agency has been working with London Metropolitan University for the past six months, however the latest audit revealed issues with 61 per cent of files randomly sampled. Allowing London Met to continue to sponsor and teach international students was not an option.

‘These are problems with one university, not the whole sector. British universities are among the best in the world - and Britain remains a top class destination for top class international students.

‘We are doing everything possible, working with the university sector, to assist genuine students that have been affected and are confident that they will be able to find alternative places to study.’

More information for students affected by this

Published 30 August 2012