Becoming a member:
Benefits of UKCISA membership
We aim to support schools, colleges, universities and students' unions in providing the best possible welcome and support to international students. That includes providing authoritative advice and information on immigration and other rules and procedures. But we are also a focus for collating and sharing expertise on all aspects of service provision from accommodation, to buddying, to crises, and so on.
If your organisation is a member of or subscriber to UKCISA, you have access to the following services:
- The opportunity to inform UKCISA’s lobbying work and raise issues affecting your students
- Information and updates about changes in government policy and regulations via our regular e-news service plus occasional special updates with more detailed analysis
- Complimentary copies of the UKCISA Manual (one per member institution/organisation, plus an additional one for each further thousand full-time equivalent international students at your institution). Additional copies are available to members at a discounted rate. The Manual is the definitive guide to regulations and procedures affecting international students
- Reduced rates on our other publications including good practice guides on support services for international students, cultural awareness training resources and research reports
- Access to the Members’ Advice Line for expert advice on regulations and procedures affecting international students
- Reduced rates for training courses and the annual conference and free unlimited access to our online training resource for new staff
- Access to member-only sections of the website providing useful resources and news updates for staff working with international students
- Access to our email discussion list for exchange of information and good practice among members.
- Eligibility for staff members to join a professional network, the Association of International Student Advisers (AISA)
Membership gives access to our services, but does not provide any indication of an institution's quality of provision, and therefore membership of UKCISA may not be used in publicity to imply any kind of endorsement or accreditation.