By Paul James Cardwell in The Conversation
British universities attract some of the best and brightest students from across the globe. Almost half a million students from outside the UK are enrolled in UK higher education institutions. Newly published figures show the number of new students from outside the EU coming to the UK to study increased 1% in the last academic year, representing 14% of all new entrants.
Officially, these are “international” or “overseas” students. But academics and the wider world too often refer to them as “foreign” students. This suggests they are outsiders, rather than an integral part of our strong academic traditions.