Global academic talent, driven out of the UK through incompetence and obstructiveness, driven by racism and Brexit ignorance. This is how great nations fail. On our watch. Right now.
. from on much needed visa reform for science: “The current immigration system is so bad for science that unless we get some real clarity and improvement, talented people will drift away.”
Global Britain, seeking to attract the ‘brightest and best’ .... while kicking out the ‘brightest and best’. #hostileenvironment
Two weeks to pack up after eight years - how the Home Office is treating overseas academics
US academic given two weeks to leave UK after eight years
The Home Office remains a disgrace.
The lead is a tragedy, but the real scandal is buried in the details--the cost and bureaucracy to apply for leave to remain are punitive.
US academic given two weeks to pack up after eight years | Research | The Guardian
“The visa system in the UK is completely arcane and arbitrary,” she says. “It is focused on high income and nothing else. But it is unrealistic to expect newly minted PhDs to find a permanent academic job with a high salary. It just doesn’t happen.”
Beyond the headline, good summary of issues academics face with UK visas. Sadly no surprises based on my own experience. I was in the privileged position of having savings and no dependents; it made me think about who was getting excluded by this system.
So, we're losing fine academics all in the name of a pointless and ridiculous immigration policy.
Heartbreaking stories of researchers being forced to leave the UK at short notice, due to the ‘hostile’ visa system. “It is unrealistic to expect newly minted PhDs to find a permanent academic job with a high salary. It just doesn’t happen.” #ecrchat
How to make U.K. universities mediocre ⁦
"the process is hostile, cumbersome and punitively expensive." Yes it is.
US academic given two weeks to leave UK after eight years
Its pathetic US academic given two weeks to leave UK after eight years
US academic given two weeks to leave UK after eight years
“The current immigration system is so bad for science that unless we get some real clarity and improvement, talented people will drift away.”
Proflie and overview of many academic visa struggles. US academic given two weeks to pack up after eight years
Scandals return to the Home Office
US academic given two weeks to leave UK after eight years - #brexit is throwing all the best people out of the country to mollify the bigots and idiots
THe new UK criteria for work-visas, concentrating on barring those on lower-incomes, will not only hit the UK NHS staffing very hard indeed, it will also hit research-academics even harder.