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Helping universities to connect and collaborate to address key issues internationally

BUILA is a membership-led organisation, committed to supporting our 145 UK University members in their international student recruitment and partnership activities. Our work is driven by the needs of our members, identified through feedback and consultation, and delivered by our team and the Executive Committee, made up of elected senior university staff from 14 universities.

Our impact

UK University Members
Events Annually
Members Worldwide


BUILA’s activities are managed and co-ordinated by a small Executive Committee, elected by the membership, all of whom undertake their work on a voluntary basis. The BUILA Executive Committee, actively liaises and lobbies with government bodies such as the Home Office and the Department for International Trade on our members behalf and works closely with other organisations who share our interests, such as the UK council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) and Universities UK, to support the interests and work of our membership and the UK HE sector as a whole in their international education activities.