Be safe, be aware, be confident! Travelling outside the UK.

Blog for students
13 December 2017

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Planning to travel during the Christmas break?  International Student Advisers Alan Smith and Wenwei Zhou from Kings College London offer some useful tips to make sure that you travel safely. Be safe, be aware, be confident! Your documents &b...

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Blog: A working definition

Blog for students
15 November 2017

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UKCISA Advice and Training Officer Andrew Humphrey looks at the ever-evolving world of work and business -- and the almost-never-evolving Tier 4 work conditions that restrict students from taking many types of work and other opportunities. The Centr...

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Challenging mental health myths for international students

Blog for students
10 October 2017

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Studying and living in a new country, away from your friends and family and potentially speaking a second language can be an extremely distressing time. You may feel isolated, lonely or anxious. You might feel overwhelmed by exam stresses, worried ab...

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Six things you may find different in the UK

Blog for students
06 September 2017

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Welcome to the UK! You’ve made it. You’ve been planning for months and you’re finally here. Amongst all the excitement, you may be finding the UK to be quite different to home and are unsure about some practical things.  We&rs...

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Enjoy the ultimate British experience: spend a day, weekend, or Christmas with a HOST family and embrace this country’s culture

Blog for students
29 August 2017

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Would you like to learn more about the UK and its culture? Do you want to meet friendly people and find a home-away-from-home? One of your options as an international student is to spend some time with a UK family to get a true taste of the country a...

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Are there secret Tier 4 rules about money?

Blog for students
03 August 2017

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In the third and final blog in a series, Andrew Humphrey investigates the existence of secret immigration rules. Part 1 looks at rumours and gossip about Tier 4 money, and Part 2 is about misunderstandings of what the Rules and guidance say. A PhD s...

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TMI? More myths about Tier 4 money

Blog for students
25 July 2017

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In this second blog on myths and misunderstandings about the money and evidence needed for a Tier 4 visa application, Andrew Humphrey looks how the guidance issued by the Home Office may have inadvertently created some myths. Is it a case of Too...

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Tier 4 money: myths and misunderstandings

Blog for students
17 July 2017

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In the first of three blog posts, Andrew Humphrey investigates some persistent myths about the money and evidence you need for a Tier 4 application.   Part 2 is about where misreadings of the Rules and guidance have caused misunderstandings...

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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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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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