Advocacy & Outreach


December 2018

A&O: Chatter That Matters

The Advocacy & Outreach Committee (previously known as the Government Relations Committee) sees a lot of important news about the world of higher education. In this regular feature, we’ll be highlighting a few stories that might be of interest to you. When you hear stories that need wider attention, let us know by filling out our quick form here. (If you’re in a place where Google doesn’t work, just email your tip to [email protected].) 

Chatter That Matters:
December 2018 Edition 

September 2018

The APPG on International Students Inquiry

The UK government has an All-Party Parliamentary Group for International Students. This group includes members from both the House of Commons and the House of Lords and the three largest parties in the House of Commons. This summer they launched an inquiry (“A sustainable future for international students in the UK?”). Further details of the inquiry can be found via the link above.

The Advocacy & Outreach Committee have created a written submission to particularly reflect the views of school and independent counsellors (there is a separate submission from UUK reflecting the views of UK Universities). This submission reflected feedback from IECs and high school counselors submitted through a questionnaire. The committee would like to extend their thanks to all those members who completed the questionnaire, particularly given the difficult timing.

The full submission can be found here.

Ongoing Advocacy Efforts on Behalf of our Members

Nepali Student Scholarship Cancellations

Negotiation and Navigation in a Post-Naviance World

Equity in Standardized Admissions Testing

2017 Advocacy Efforts

Helpful Sites & Articles


Brexit & UK Universities
Brexit Weekly Briefing
EU Referendum: What We Know for EU Students
Important Post-Brexit Rules for EU Students in UK
Russell Group: Brexit Briefing
UCML: The Unifying Voice of Languages in UK Higher Education


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Advising in the Face of Uncertainty
Latests Executive Order Undermines America's Safety & Values
NAFSA Resource Page 

Testing Advocacy

2017 International ACAC Statement Calling for Equity in Standardized Admissions Testing for Students Worldwide
NACAC and International ACAC Urge Testing Flexibility for International Applicants for Class of 2018
2017 NACAC Statement Revisiting Recommendations to Testing Organizations
2016 NACAC Recommendations on Ensuring Integrity in College Admission Testing