We deliver more than 40 events and training courses every year covering a wide variety of topics.

Post-study work options

There are many immigration routes available for students after they have completed their studies in the UK. We will focus on a select few during this training course to help develop your ability to ef ...

There are many immigration routes available for students after they have completed their studies in the UK. We will focus on a select few during this training course to help develop your ability to effectively advise your students and graduates.

This course will help you to:

  • Identify routes that a Student visa holder can apply to upon completion of their studies.
  • Explore how students can meet the requirements of these routes, and when certain routes will be available to them.
  • Compare and contrast the work routes available for students.
  • Recall where relevant information and guidance for the routes can be found.
  • Recognise the OISC requirements for providing advice on these routes.

This training is a stand-alone course and will include presentations, the opportunity for you to ask questions and share your experience.

Who should attend?

This course is for UKCISA members who have a good understanding of the Student route, who currently advise students, and would like to develop the ability to effectively advise them on post-study work options.

Navigating Section 3C

Section 3C of the Immigration Act 1971 protects applicants from becoming overstayers in certain circumstances. This training course will focus on what Section 3C is and how it operates. This course ...

Section 3C of the Immigration Act 1971 protects applicants from becoming overstayers in certain circumstances. This training course will focus on what Section 3C is and how it operates.

This course will help you to:

  • Learn what Section 3C is and what it does, including who it helps and who it cannot help.
  • Identify how Section 3C applies to someone who has their immigration application refused and how that differs from having an application rejected as invalid.
  • Recognise when Section 3C starts and ends and when it can be cancelled.

This training is a stand-alone course and will include presentations, the opportunity for you to ask questions and share your experience.

We will not have the opportunity to discuss immigration applications under specific routes such as the Student route, refusals of applications under the Student route or administrative reviews.

Who should attend?

This course is for UKCISA members who have a good understanding of the Student route, currently advise Student route applicants, and would like to develop their ability to effectively advise them.

Introduction to policy

This two-part online workshop will explain what policy is and how the UK education sector interacts with international student policy set by Westminster and devolved administrations. We will look at ...

This two-part online workshop will explain what policy is and how the UK education sector interacts with international student policy set by Westminster and devolved administrations.

We will look at policy that relates to the international student experience (including, but not limited to, immigration) and what part the sector plays in influencing it.

This course will help you to:

  • Become familiar with how policy is formulated.
  • Develop skills in policy interpretation and analysis.
  • Identify when and how to influence policy, including decision-making in advocacy.
  • Distinguish ‘policy’ from ‘operations’ and examine how they interact with each other.
  • Learn how to work more effectively with others across the sector to achieve singular outcomes.

This training will include presentations, the opportunity for you to ask questions and share your experiences.

The workshop will be delivered in two parts. Delegates must attend both sessions:  

  • Session 1: Wednesday 10 July 10.00am – 1.00pm 
  • Session 2: Friday 12 July 10.00am – 1.00pm 

Who should attend?

This course is for UKCISA members interested in understanding national policy and how to interact with it from an institutional and sector perspective. It is suitable for UKCISA members who have some experience of working with international student policy or wider policies that affect international students.

Student route refusals & administrative reviews

This two-part training course focuses on the rules and guidance on refusals and administrative reviews, and how they function within the Student route. This course will help you to: Explain the r ...

This two-part training course focuses on the rules and guidance on refusals and administrative reviews, and how they function within the Student route.

This course will help you to:

  • Explain the responsibilities and limits of your advice role.
  • Recognise a Student route refusal based on general grounds and understand its likely consequences.
  • Identify available options for students when their leave expires, following a refusal.
  • Find the relevant rules and guidance on administrative reviews, including the relevant timescales and requirements.
  • Explain how students apply for administrative reviews, including when an administrative review application can be made and where from.
  • Consider how to support students making administrative reviews and how their immigration status is impacted throughout the stages of an administrative review.

The course will be delivered in two parts. Delegates must attend both sessions:  

  • Session 1: Tuesday 23 July 10.00am – 12.30pm 
  • Session 2: Thursday 25 July 10.00am – 12.30pm 

Who should attend? 

This course is for UKCISA members who have a good understanding of the Student route, and would like to further understand the rules and guidance relating to refusals and administrative reviews. We recommend that those who are unfamiliar with Section 3C of the Immigration Act 1971 attend our training course on 5 March 2024 


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