UK universities move to reassure Indian students following fatal shooting

January 6, 2012

The president of Universities UK has written to newspapers in India expressing his "deep sadness" at the fatal shooting of an Indian student on Boxing Day. In his letter, the president stresses that UK institutions take foreign students' well-being "very seriously." "We at Universities UK would want to reassure current and future Indian students and their parents that this kind of incident is thankfully exceptionally rare," the letter states. The correspondence follows extensive media coverage in India about the murder. Similar reporting on attacks on Indian students in Australia in recent years was cited as a major reason for a decline in applications to study in that country. Times Higher Education