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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Summer time has come

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Summer time has come – but just before you go……. I realise (or it seems) as if many colleagues (and most of government) have now escaped on leave but for those who are still ‘toiling in the vineyard’ just a few, brief...

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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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Day 3: research into wellbeing needs of international students and exploring what next for Tier 4 policy

Blog for members
30 June 2017

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A spot of early morning yoga eased us into the final day of conference 2017.  Final sessions included a reality check of the net migration numbers, cultivating student entrepreneurs, reducing your refusal rate and integration and inclusion on ca...

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Day 2: a wealth of learning, mindfulness and EU panel discussion

Blog for members
30 June 2017

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Fully into conference mode with six hours of sessions throughout the day after a guided walk around campus. Lots of learning – made more manageable with a mindfulness session in the middle! Massive thank you to all our members who delivered ...

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Day 1: Future challenges, concerns and opportunities, cream teas and trophies

Blog for members
29 June 2017

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We welcomed more than 390 delegates to UKCISA 2017 in Exeter yesterday. Always lovely to watch our delegates reconnect with old friends and make new contacts. Our newcomers welcome was highly attended with a number of colleagues learning top tips ...

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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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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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