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Reintroduction of Post-Study Work Visas - RIBA responds

11 September 2019

The RIBA has today responded to the government’s announcement confirming the reintroduction of Post-Study Work Visas, as part of a wider reform of the immigration system.

RIBA President Alan Jones said:

“This a very welcome announcement for architects. The RIBA has long-recommended the return of the Post Study Work Visa, to ensure that we can attract and retain new talent to our world class schools of architecture. The revocation of this visa has significantly impacted international students studying in the UK, over the past seven years.

In these uncertain times, with an imminent potential no-deal Brexit, we will continue to make a case for an immigration system that works for the sector.”

ENDS

Notes to editors:

1. For further press information contact Emily.Stallard@riba.org +44 (0) 20 7307 3813

2. The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is a global professional membership body that serves its members and society in order to deliver better buildings and places, stronger communities and a sustainable environment. Follow @RIBA on Twitter for regular updates

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