Worried about the next election, your average working class person seems to care more about immigration (which is a good thing for all countries) than they do about a cost of living crisis or a tanking economy or the daily corruption thanks to 12 years of Tory rule
That's expected and it just skews the figures. Students are temporary.
Basically 3 years of students have come in but only 1 year has left because the previous 2 years had no international students. Usually net migration for students is 0ish because the same amount coming in are graduating and leaving each year.