Elections, prizes and awards

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Dear member Elections. Prizes and Awards: who will be the winners? Elections come and elections go – and we are even in the midst of an election for our Board of Trustees – but whatever the result of ‘the big one’ (and bef...

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Blog: A working definition. There are many potential work opportunities for students, but does the Tier 4 work restriction allow you to do them?

Blog for students
01 June 2017

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Andrew Humphrey looks at the ever-evolving world of work and business opportunities -- and the almost-never-evolving Tier 4 work conditions that do not always allow students to take those opportunities. The world of work is changing. Many of us who ...

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Learn how to be innovative and boost your career. New resources for international students

Blog for students
24 May 2017

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In January 2016 the University of Warwick conducted research with 50 UK universities to explore the careers experiences and employability outcomes of UK-educated Chinese students. The study revealed a difficult paradox: Chinese graduates are required...

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Healthy organisations need complaints!

Blog for members
10 May 2017

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 On Monday 8 May I attended the Office of the Independent Adjudicator (OIA) Annual Open Meeting where Higher Education staff were given the opportunity to quiz senior OIA staff and hear from five students about their experiences in student union...

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Your April/May 2017 update from Dominic Scott: Government affairs - and the UKCISA Conference

From our Chief Executive
26 April 2017

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Dear member Government Affairs In March I wrote extensively about the amendment to the Higher Education and Research Bill – which would essentially take international students out of the net migration target – and by the time you rea...

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Plan, practice and prepare: our top tips for exam success

Blog for students
31 March 2017

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‘Exam time;’ a phrase that can instil fear and anxiety in any language!  At UKCISA we know that exam season is a particularly stressful time so we’ve put together some tips to help reduce any anxiety and help you prepare: &nbs...

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Your March 2017 update from Dominic Scott: Lords speak up for international students

From our Chief Executive
16 March 2017

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Dear member House of Lords victory on international students I am writing only briefly and largely just on one subject this month with the hugely encouraging news that there was this week a cracking debate in the House of Lords when speaker after...

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From a weighty tome to a personalised, accessible tool

Blog for members
01 March 2017

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Christian Adams at Imperial College London took part in our online manual focus group in January to test our new members’ tool. We spoke with him afterwards to get his views. What’s your history with the print version of the manual? "I&...

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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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