Tag: Brexit

Number of Pakistani origin female candidates in UK polls reaches record 23

A record 23 female candidates of Pakistani origin will be participating in the upcoming general elections in UK, which will be held on December 12. The UK is set to break its record as more than 1,000 female candidates will take part in the elections. Total number of candidates vying for seats in the House of Commons is more than 3,300, 34% of which are female candidates.

International students allowed to stay two years in UK after graduation

Britain’s government has announced new post-Brexit immigration plans that will allow international students to work in the country for two years after graduating. Currently, foreign students can stay in the UK for unto four months after graduation. The British government wants to increase the number of international students in Britain 30 per cent to 600,000 by 2030, with an emphasis on STEM subjects.