Education letter: There's no `scandal' here

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Robert Walls makes a number of valid and interesting points in his article, "UK universities are exploiting foreign students" (Independent, 2 December). The article was adorned by a strikingly large picture of Emmanuel College - always a pleasure to see. The caption, rightly, says "Emmanuel College, Cambridge: an Oxbridge education is still widely regarded as one of the best in the world."

May I draw the inference that Emmanuel is an exemplar of very good practice in all of the areas Robert Walls discusses, and that the prominence of the picture reflects that rather than the more prominent heading, "the recruitment scandal", that appears above it? The very many overseas students that we are pleased to have among our 150-strong student intake have impeccable credentials.

The Master Professor

J E FFOWES WILLIAMS F. Eng

Emmanuel College

Cambridge

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