COLLEGE leader Shelagh Legrave has told the House of Lords about the importance of international students to the UK.
Shelagh was among the industry leaders invited to speak to politicans.
She is chief executive of the Chichester College Group, which has strong global links, with more than 1,000 students from 50-plus countries who study there every year.
She highlighted to the Lords the students could bring real advantages to the college’s other students as well as exposing learners who lived in the area to different cultures and the world beyond their doorsteps.
She said afterwards: “There are enormous benefits to local students as they study alongside their international classmates.
“Our students hold some wonderful events around campus to help introduce their culture, from showcasing their traditional meals to national dress and it’s great to see students mixing together, learning together.”
Her appearance came before the All Party Parliamentary Group for International Students. It was part of an inquiry into the situation faced by international students in the UK.