Walk around the University of Manchester and it won't be long before you run into a Chinese student. The city's become a magnet for them in recent years, with one in 8 pupils on this campus now from China. So, what is it that's attracting so many of them to Northern England?
For starters, there has been a sharp rise in the number of Chinese looking to study in the UK this year. According to UK admissions service UCAS, there were 19,760 applications from students in the country to start an undergraduate course this academic year. That's up from 15,240 in 2018 – a rise of 30 percent.