StudyWorld is delighted to announce that Lord Karan Bilimoria will be speaking at our welcome reception again this year. Lord Bilimoria is the founder and chairman of Cobra Beer and President of the UK Council for International Student Affairs.
He says the UK needs events like StudyWorld and was very popular when he spoke last year. He also delighted delegates by touring StudyWorld during appointment sessions, giving an impromptu speech in the Gulf Zone.
Lord Bilimoria is passionate about the value of international education and believes the UK should do much more to be a top destination for students from around the world.
He said: “The UK has world-leading universities that attract students from across the world. I myself am the third generation of my family to be born in India and study in the UK. It is thanks to the UK’s position as a global destination for talent that the UK, with under one percent of the world’s population, can be one of the world’s top five largest economies.
The UK needs events like StudyWorld for international education
“Events like StudyWorld are the champions of international education that the UK needs. Evidence shows that the time has come for the UK government to adopt a different approach to international students. Our universities and international students are one the strongest elements of Britain’s phenomenal soft power.
UK should do more to be a top destination for world’s students, says Lord Bilimoria
“We must do much more to be a top destination for international students from around the world.
“International students add an estimated £26 billion to the UK economy each year and this is set to grow considerably. The demand for studying abroad from countries like India is increasing by 8 per cent a year yet, faced with this great opportunity, the UK is in danger of losing out to its competitors, The USA, Canada and Australia, as well as to other European countries. While the number of Indian students has more than halved in the past 6 years to 16,000 in the UK, there are now 100,000 Indian students in Canada.”