Today’s piece in the Yorkshire Standard about the upcoming tour. A few tidbits here:
“Sanaz Raji, who originally came to the UK to study, will be travelling to universities in Warwick, Birmingham, Leicester, Nottingham, Sheffield, Manchester, before stopping back at Leeds.
She will attempt to highlight what she claims is “inadequate services and facilities” that non-EU international and BME students are suffering.
Sanaz said: “Many non-EU international and BME students are suffering in silence because of woefully inadequate services and facilities within universities that do not address their needs.
“Be it about racism, xenophobia faced on campus or harassment from UKBA Universities who do this intentionally in order to make it impossible for non-EU international students to legally challenge them.
“Likewise, because of the stringent immigration controls on non-EU international students, we have absolutely no recourse to legally remain in the UK and challenge a university for their negligence. People would be surprised to learn that non-EU international students pay anywhere between £11,000 to £20,000 in tuition fees per year.”’
You can read more here.
Special thanks to Hasan Faridi for reporting.