Code of ethics

The UKCISA Code of Ethics is intended for all those advising international students, whether or not they have the word ‘adviser’ in their job title. It sets out the principles of professionalism and best practice to which UKCISA would expect their members to adhere.

The Commentary is a guide to the application of the Code. It is intended particularly for those new to working with international students and for those working with international students in institutions with fewer established policies and procedures in relevant areas.

This revision of the Code and its Commentary was prompted by the pace of change over the last few years brought about by developments in the immigration system. UKCISA wishes to acknowledge all the hard work that representatives of AISA, ICN and UKCISA's Services and Representation Committee did on the revision and their commitment to ensuring that the Code remains relevant for all those giving advice to international students, whether or not the advice pertains to immigration and whether or not their job is explicitly in advice.

The Commentary and Appendix of the Code were updated to reflect changes to the OISC Code of Standards that came into effect on 1 April 2016.

The Code is currently under review to update terminology and ensure its relevance to UKCISA members.


Download the Code of Ethics and its Commentary