My EU settlement application

Blog for students
20 November 2018

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European Union nationals and their family members who want to stay in the UK after (or if)  the UK leaves the European Union will have to apply for immigration permission under the EU settlement scheme. People who can prove they have been in the...

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Enhancing the international student experience – a UUK, UUKi and UKCISA event

Blog for members
16 November 2018

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Continuing our 50th celebrations in the week of International Students’ Day, this event gave delegates the opportunity to share experiences, challenges and insights into international student experience. We heard examples from Anders Hagstr&ou...

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Student banking in 2018

Blog for students
12 September 2018

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Exactly ten years ago, the financial crisis brought sweeping changes to personal banking in the UK. As someone who has just moved to the UK in 2018, do you really need to open a UK bank account? And is opening an account as difficult as people say?&n...

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HOSTUK: a unique cultural experience for international students – join today

Blog for members
10 August 2018

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While our UKCISA members are finalising orientation and welcome week plans, we spoke to colleagues about using short stays with families to support, and promote, international student experience in their universities. Polly Penter, International Stu...

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Day 3: reflections on the past and challenges for the future

Blog for members
29 June 2018

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Couldn’t make it to conference this year? Read an overview of each day below by Web and Comms Manager, Jane Woodley. After two intensive days of debate on current issues, concerns and opportunities, early morning yoga eased us in to the fina...

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Day 2: changing lives for good - as a collective

Blog for members
29 June 2018

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Couldn’t make it to conference this year? Read an overview of each day below by Web and Comms Manager, Jane Woodley. Packed with 30 parallel sessions, delegates had the opportunity to attend a variety of workshops, from a 3-hour cross-cultur...

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Day 1: what it’s like to be an international student in the UK in 2018

Blog for members
28 June 2018

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Couldn’t make it to conference this year? Read an overview of each day below by Web and Comms Manager, Jane Woodley. Out of a UKCISA-record-breaking 460 delegates, nearly a quarter are new this year. We kicked off our 50th anniversary conferen...

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News from Chief Executive - May

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Dear member International students – in the news Quite probably on the back of the Windrush saga – and concerns that individuals have been unjustly treated – you may have seen two stories in the press recently concerning intern...

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Volunteer for Success: local volunteering to change lives for good

Blog for members
26 April 2018

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Following the removal of part time work rights for Tier 4 students in the publicly funded further education sector in 2015, Edinburgh College used a UKCISA grant to launch ‘Volunteer for Success’. This project differentiated between volun...

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London members’ seminar: best practice and findings about international student experience

Blog for members
19 April 2018

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More than 80 of our members joined our international student experience seminar on 12 April in London.  We were joined by Yinbo Yu, International Students’ Officer at NUS. He spoke enthusiastically about the importance of international st...

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