A recent report by the business lobby London First and the professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has found that International students in London contribute net gains of £2.3bn a year towards the UK economy.
If you are an international student seeking work in the UK, this report can give your confidence and job search a boost by acknowledging the important contribution made by international students.
The report aims for the first time to quantify the economic costs and benefits of non-EU international students studying at the capital’s universities to both London and the UK economy.
Far from being a burden to public services such as the NHS, the report says international students contribute £2.8bn in fees and consumer spending, supporting nearly 70,000 jobs in London, while the cost of providing them with public services is £540m.
Read more in a recent Guardian Newspaper article here and remember your worth as you job search.