An Immigrant's Advice to Theresa May

The right kind of immigration can benefit the UK according to Alec Cameron, the new vice-chancellor of Aston University in Birmingham, who was recruited from Australia for his entrepreneurial skills. Steve Dyson reports.

Immigration and Brexit are hot topics in the UK, but they're not subjects that Alec Cameron wants to duck. The business-focused academic, who became vice-chancellor at Aston University last September, wants Theresa May and her cabinet to understand what’s at stake as Britain considers how tightly to control its borders.

“The UK is one of the top two countries in the world for higher education,” he says, as we look out across Birmingham from the floorto- ceiling windows of the Marco Pierre White Steakhouse, on floor 25 of The Cube, the city’s landmark building. 

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