Your February 2017 update from Dominic Scott

From our Chief Executive
16 February 2017

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Dear member Home Office Consultation I said in December that we were about to see launched the Home Office consultation which Home Secretary Amber Rudd announced in October and then last month I said there was still no sign of it and here we are ...

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Money-saving and understanding finances for international students

Blog for students
06 February 2017

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When you apply for a Tier 4 visa, you have to show that you have a minimum level of funds to cover the costs of living and studying in the UK. However, the amount of money you actually need when you are here depends on your lifestyle. There are onl...

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Look for the red sock - read our research report!

Blog for members
19 January 2017

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At a public talk at the LSE in November 2016, Richard Reed  – cofounder and former Co-CEO of Innocent Drinks -, shared the advice given to him by sixty-two of the most remarkable individuals of our time (which he has written a book about)....

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Your January 2017 update from Dominic Scott

From our Chief Executive
12 January 2017

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Dear Member No news is good news?! Home Office Consultation – and other issues I was expecting this month to be talking about the Consultation announced by Home Secretary Amber Rudd in her speech to the Conservative Party conference in Octob...

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The student immigration system today: a point of view

Blog for members
08 December 2016

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At the Westminster Higher Education Forum on 29 November 2016, Marianne Davies, UKCISA Board member and Head of Immigration Services at the University of Warwick spoke about the evolution of current student immigration policies and offered ...

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November blog from Chief Executive

From our Chief Executive
17 November 2016

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‘A postcard from Delhi’ – and other issues Dear Colleague It has been a pretty frenetic last few weeks with an important meeting of the Home Office’s Education Sector Forum at the end of October - the first chaired...

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Keeping the Passion: Enhancing your Career in Higher Education

Blog for members
24 October 2016

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This month, Lizzie Huckle, UKCISA Board member, Head of International Student Support at Imperial College London and passionate international student advocate offers advice to members on how to get ahead in HE.   I often wonder how I got to wh...

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October blog from Chief Executive

From our Chief Executive
20 October 2016

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‘Welcome students: The government should be doing all it can to attract high-calibre foreign students. Instead it is deterring them with tough visa rules based on false assumptions’ - The Times 13 October Dear colleague I wonder whet...

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Housing tips for international students

Blog for students
13 October 2016

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Unlike the popular perception, the biggest challenge I faced during my years as an international student in the UK was not passing my exams, or even the long hours of study, but finding and renting a room or apartment each year (or sometimes multiple...

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Preparing to go home from the UK

Blog for students
05 October 2016

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It still feels that I arrived in London for my master’s only some days ago and it’s already time to leave. After a productive year filled with challenges, learning and meeting new people, the process of going back seems more difficult tha...

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