NUS has responded to the High Court’s decision to grant permission to London Metropolitan University to apply for judicial review of the UK Border Agency’s decision to revoke its licence to sponsor international students.
The ruling by Mr Justice Irwin follows a decision to grant leave to NUS to intervene in the case as a third party, and to present evidence to the court at this morning’s High Court hearing.
On Thursday, NUS announced that it had instructed leading law firm Bindmans to file a third party intervention on its behalf, as the democratic voice of students in the UK.
Liam Burns, NUS President said:
“NUS is pleased we have intervened, as the court has signalled its intention to protect legitimate students at London Met and all parties are now working together to achieve that goal.”
“We are in discussions this afternoon with UKBA and London Met and will provide a further update later today.”