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UK Border Agency statement

Statement from UK Border Agency regarding London Metropolitan University.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

UK Border Agency spokesperson:
‘London Metropolitan University’s Tier 4 sponsor licence remains revoked. London Metropolitan has failed to get its sponsor status restored and the judge has not granted interim relief.

‘UKBA agreed to allow existing genuine students to continue studying at the university until their course has ended or the end of the academic year, whichever is sooner – as long as they meet the right standards. But students who are here illegally and do not meet our immigration criteria will not be allowed to stay.
‘Revoking the University’s licence was the right course of action and we will continue to fight their challenge at the full hearing.’

Published 21 September 2012