Barack Obama’s recent victory in the US Presidential Election is likely to affect the numbers of UK graduates applying for jobs in the United States, a Higher Education spokesperson has said.

According to Dr Bahram Bekhradnia, the director of the Higher Education Policy Institute, “The UK has benefitted greatly over the last seven years from the negative perception of the US”.

The US is lifting 9/11 visa restrictions while the advent of biometrics and identity cards will tighten British barriers, meaning that the UK could lose out on the £10 billion overseas students bring to economy every year.