Challenging mental health myths for international students

Blog for students
18 May 2020

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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, particularly during these times of uncertainly and restrictions due to the Covid-19 restrictions....

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Why we should talk about how we are: mental health support by students for students

Blog for students
18 May 2020

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University can be a stressful time for many students at any time. Balancing study and your personal and social life while trying to figure out your place in the world can be hard, but even more so now during these difficult times when you may be aw...

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COVID-19 will leave institutions as winners or losers - blog from Wahida Ashiq, founder of Great British Mag

Blog for members
24 April 2020

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The following is a guest blog post from Wahida Ashiq, the founder of Great British Mag - a digital magazine for international students in the UK. Covid-19 will leave institutions as winners or losers I won’t start this blog by reciting the d...

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Tips for working remotely during Covid-19 crisis

Blog for members
09 April 2020

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We're at home, in a crisis, trying to work. We offer some tips on how to manage the situation we find ourselves in.

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Covid-19 update: growing hardships for international students

Blog for members
08 April 2020

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Tell us about issues your students are experiencing during the pandemic.  Share your institution's initiatives to support international students.

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Lockdown: four things I have done to look after my mental health

Blog for students
25 March 2020

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One of our #WeAreInternational Student Ambassadors gives us a fascinating and helpful update into his current situation in lockdown and how he is looking after his mental health.

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Introducing the new #WeAreInternational Student Ambassadors

From our Chief Executive
06 March 2020

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I’m delighted to announce that our #WeAreInternational Student Ambassadors programme is now under way. It was a very competitive process, so huge congratulations to all those who have been selected for the programme. UKCISA is leading the developmen...

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Celebrating International Students Day and launching our Ambassador Programme

From our Chief Executive
21 November 2019

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As you (hopefully) saw from social media on Monday, UKCISA kicked off the week with our first #WeAreInternational student forum in London.  We had to pull this event together in a very short space of time, in order to coincide with International...

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How to widen HE access for forced migrants

Blog for members
18 October 2019

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Katya Ivanova is a Graduate Admissions Selector at the London School of Economics. She received her PhD in European Studies from the LSE European Institute in 2016. Katya’s experience and interests focus on widening access to under-represented grou...

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"If I could travel back in time, I would be more proud of my cultural background"

Blog for students
09 October 2019

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The following is an account from Sha Zhou, international student at King’s College London, about studying in the UK, accessing counselling and overcoming isolation. "It was in September 2014 when I first set foot in Britain at the age of 24. Com...

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