Following media reports this week suggesting that the UK Border Agency has revoked Bilston Community College’s Tier 4 licence, a check of the online register of Tier 4 sponsors published by the UKBA confirms that it no longer features. We understand that, perhaps unsurprisingly given its reported 60% overseas student intake rate, the College has initiated a claim for judicial review to challenge the revocation and representatives will appear in the Administrative Court on 20 December for a preliminary hearing.

That hearing will precede the substantive hearing of London Metropolitan University’s judicial review claim against the UKBA's decision to revoke its licence, which we understand is unlikely to take place before the New Year.

More to follow on immigration matters shortly, including reflections on the discussions had at the Westminster Higher Education Forum’s seminar tomorrow on student immigration at which Glyn Williams, Head of Migration Policy at the Home Office (amongst others) will be speaking.