Tag: English

Indian students appeal to U.K. PM Boris Johnson in historic English test visa row

The scandal relates to the Test of English for International Communication, a compulsory requirement in some student visa cases.

Several Indian students are among over 200 overseas student signatories of a letter delivered to the U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson at Downing Street in London on Thursday, seeking justice in the wake of being accused of cheating in a compulsory English language test six years ago.

The scandal, believed to have impacted around 34,000 international students, relates to the Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC), a compulsory requirement in some student visa cases. Many of the students caught up in the row are Indian and have consistently maintained their innocence and have been lobbying the government for a chance to prove their innocence.

We were innocent but our visas were refused or revoked and the government gave us no way to defend ourselves. Our futures were destroyed and we

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Indian Students Appeal To UK PM In Historic English Test Visa Row

TOEIC is a compulsory requirement in some student visa cases (Representational)

London:

Several Indian students are among over 200 overseas student signatories of a letter delivered to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson at Downing Street in London on Thursday, seeking justice in the wake of being accused of cheating in a compulsory English language test six years ago.

The scandal, believed to have impacted around 34,000 international students, relates to the Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC), a compulsory requirement in some student visa cases.

Many of the students caught up in the row are Indian and have consistently maintained their innocence and have been lobbying the government for a chance to prove their innocence.

“We were innocent but our visas were refused or revoked and the government gave us no way to defend ourselves. Our futures were destroyed and we were left to fight a years-long legal battle

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Men who have taken a Masters degree in English earn 30 per cent less than if they had not, data shows

Men who do a Masters degree in English earn 30 per cent less than if they had not by their mid-30s, the Institute for Fiscal Studies has found.  

Some postgraduate courses – such as law, business and economics – generate a positive return just over a decade later, according to research commissioned by the Department for Education (DfE).  

Men and women who studied these courses earn up to 25 per cent more by the time they are aged 35 than if they had not taken them.  

But a large number of arts and humanities postgraduate courses leave both male and female graduates worse off, including languages, creative arts and history where earnings can be over 20 per cent less.  

Having done an arts undergraduate degree, “doubling down” by going on to a masters in the same field seems to result in large negative returns, the report said.

The IFS analysis

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