Fortress Academy

Visa_reportAs the Home Office announces the tightening of the points-based visa system for international students, a new Manifesto Club report shows that the system has already barred thousands of genuine students from the UK.

The points-based visa system (rolled out in March 2009) imposed burdensome new requirements on international students and academics – including higher visa fees, biometric profiling, and a requirement to prove up to £7000 savings.

Fortress Academy, by Manifesto Club researcher Valerie Hartwich, shows the Kafkaesque and discriminatory effects of these new rules.

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This report is part of our Visiting Artists and Academics campaign.

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