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The most comprehensive data on outcomes is provided by the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey which looks at graduates six months after graduating. The table below gives a breakdown of full-and part-time first degree graduate destinations, for those who studied in the 2007-08 academic year six months after graduation
|Total 2007-08||% with known destination|
For those who left university in 2009 we can use the Labour Force Survey to look at their initial outcomes in July-September 2009. The table below gives the latest BIS estimates of the number of 2009 UK-domiciled first degree leavers in different labour market activities. For comparison purposes data on 2007-08 graduates at the same stage are provided.
|BIS estimates of the number of first degree graduates in each activity|
|2008-09 graduates||2007-08 graduates|
The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office (Lord West of Spithead): The number of student visas issued in each year since 1998 is shown in the table below. Figures are not available for 1997.
Lord West of Spithead: The integrity of the visa system is regularly assessed by the UK Border Agency and other government departments. All those applying for UK visas must submit fingerprints, which, in conjunction with their biographical data, are checked against a range of police and security databases.
Those assessing visa applications are trained in identifying applicants who may pose a threat and taking appropriate action. The Government are committed to preventing those who pose a terrorist threat from entering the UK, and have a range of powers at their disposal in order to achieve this, including the ability to exclude individuals permanently from the UK.
Lord West of Spithead: We do not comment on individual cases for security reasons. Since 2007, all those applying for UK visas have had to submit their biometrics as part of the application process, which have been checked against security and police databases. This includes those coming to the UK as students. The Government are committed to preventing abuse of the visa system by individuals posing a terrorist threat, and have a range of legal powers to enable this.
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