Furlough extension not enough to support UK ELT

The furlough scheme pays 80% of employees’ wages for the hours they cannot work in the pandemic. Chancellor Rishi Sunak said it would help millions through “the challenging months ahead”.  “We are pleased to see that the government has extended furlough … However on its own this is not enough” However, English UK’s chief executive, […]

some students falling through cracks in support schemes

With extensive job losses in the casual labour market and families’ income in home countries being hijacked by Covid, international students expecting to support themselves are now being forced to rely on food banks and some are now living in crowded accommodation....

calls to improve access to mental health support

Coroner Audrey Jamieson ordered the Coroners Prevention Unit to identify other deaths of international students in the state in circumstances consistent with suicide, in her 2019 findings into the death of a 24 year old Chinese born student who “suicided in the...

Pandemic widening mental health support gap in Australia

Speaking at Evidence for action: IEAA research summit 2020 on the impact of Covid-19 on the international student experience, researchers revealed there are still significant gaps in the availability and suitability of support available, which existed before the...